Monday, August 10, 2009

Ideas for Workboxes

I thought I would share my list of ideas of things to put inside workboxes. These are my fun ideas not our curriculum.

Language Arts:
ABC order dot-to-dot or word sort sheets
File folder games from ABC to phonograms to parts of speech and beyond
phonogram puzzles
Rhyming activities
Spelling practice idea cards
Writing a letter information
Composition prompts
Copywork
Read a book
Word tiles to make sentences
Phonic tiles to make words
Magnetic poetry

Math:
File folder games from shapes to numbers to four operations to fractions and beyond
Tanagrams
Pattern blocks
Place value rainbow and gems
Scale
Dice games
Hundred's chart
Math Mouse game kit
Flash cards
Uno
Cards to play various games
Rightstart cards and game book

Art:
Origami ideas and paper
Paints
Clay
Play dough
How to Draw ideas
Melting crayons
Stencils
Stamps
Punches
Stickers
Sewing
Cooking
Paper crafts
Craft kits
Beadwork

Science and History and other ideas:
Animal track envelope
Water cycle, clouds and weather activities
Magnets
Simple machines
Maps and geography
The body
Earth science activities
Sound
Energy
Light
Space
Dinosaurs
Plants
Crystal growing kit
Optical illusions
Microscope
Chemistry set
Discovery boxes for fossils, arrowheads, foreign money, postcards, rocks, and shells
Snaptricity
Molecular model kit
PH kit
Energy kit
File folder games for weather, direction, months of the year, etc.

These were all educational stuff we have floating around the house but haven't really been using. I am hoping that with workboxes we will use more of this sort of stuff.

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