Children choose a letter out of a bucket and dab it with a bingo marker. (Different colour for each letter.) Good for letter recognition. Do something similar with numbers 1 through 10 or Can add pictures for sound recognition also
Put your favorite children's book in a discovery bottle
Crocodile, Crocodile, Down by the lake, I'll reach in, to see what sound you ate. Kids reach in and choose a letter and tell me the sound but if they get a snap card they can draw again. 3 snap cards and the game is over.
Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons- Counting Activity Chicka Chicka Boom Boom- Letter Learning Activity for KidsLittle Blue and Little Yellow- color mixing activity for kidsThe Mixed Up Chameleon Sensory Bin
How to help kids who have a hard time holding a pencil correctly? Jean says to put a rubber band around the wrist and then put it around the pen or pencil. She said that Silly Bands would actually be better than rubber bands.
Use velcro to attach them to the wall and they make an instant station activity. Sort magnetic letters by their features/colors. Later in the year they could probably build sight words on them with magnetic letters.