Having a quiet activity for children to do is great during stormy weather, after naptime, or just when things are starting to get rowdy. These ideas are very inventive, especially the one about making fall trees! The children really are learning during these centers.
These are super cute and easy to make!! One concern is that the very young students might be distracted by them on their desks, but they could just lose privilege of having them if they were touched? It would be an interesting change also if the “critters” went into the bucket when it was quiet for the whole class – and how many they got each day could earn the whole class something.