I have a new favorite toy. Have you ever played with kinetic sand? It's not play doh, it's not moon sand, it's KINETIC SAND! It's like a wet moist sand that is clean and easy to clean up. If it spills on the carpet- you can pick it up! It's not like play doh that gets smashed in the carpet and then it's gone forever!
This is an oldie but goodie!!!! We did this activity last year and my students had so much fun so we did it again! Today, we worked on building a snowman. For the whole month of January we have been discussing the body parts of a snowman and how to build one. I created this bubble map activity so that students could add and remove velcro pieces as we discuss the parts of a snowman. My district is pushing hard the "thinking maps" so this is a great way to integrate it into our classroom!