|Posted by Eilis on August 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM|
I went to my local teacher supply store yesterday. It was full of beautiful things, but wow - I have gotten to used to Target and Dollar Store type prices. A large Dollar Tree is located in the same shopping center. I figured I might as well check it out while I was there. Guess who was there? All the same teachers that I had seen browsing at the Teacher Supply moments earlier... The clerk told us that there had been a steady stream of teachers for days.
So here are the treasures I found:
Small kid puppets. I picked up two of the girl in the pink dress, since pink is always highly sought after by four-year-old girls. They can always be twins! The blue and pink boy and girl also make me think of Jack and Jill.
How cute are the bath mitts as puppets?! I plan to bring them out when we are reading about frogs and bees.
Mirrors with stands. I know they are not the shatterproof ones, but plan to set them up (under close supervision) when the kids are drawing self portraits during the "me" theme. I think the kids will enjoy one side being regular and the other being magnified.
The cute little boxes I keep seeing on pinterest for sorting, counting, tic tac toe, etc. Silly me, I thought they were some expensive Montessori materials.
And last, but not least, sponges. I saw this idea on Pinterest as well:
At 8 sponges for a dollar (I cut each sponge into 3), I ended up with 24 pieces for a dollar. Definitely fun and budget friendly (not to mention quiet and offering unlimited open-ended play ideas).
For a grand total of 12 dollars! Have I mentioned that I love Dollar Tree?!
Categories: Dollar Deals