Grab an empty milk jug, scissor, permanent marker, and some bottle caps; it's time to practice nouns and verbs with Word-Eating Whale! Stop by Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational for instructions.
Oven burners. I used some velcro to attach them to the wall and they make an instant station activity. My kids are using them to sort magnetic letters by their features (circles/curves, sticks, both, dots, etc.). Later in the year they could probably build some of our sight words on them with magnetic letters.