Sand Table: I don't have sand in my sand table, but I am sure it did at one time. When I moved into my kindergarten classroom this year, this table was empty so I decided to change that. I noticed that I had lots of these puff balls in my classroom so I poured them all into the sand table. I added a few cloth bags for students to stuff with the puffs, some tongs and a few clothespins to practice picking them up, a couple of measuring cups, and some ice cream scoops from the Dollar Tree. The only things I bought were the orange and green ice cream scoops and the green handle tongs. All the other items were already in my room.
Let me just say, the kids really love playing at these tables and they are popular areas in my classroom during center time. I am so happy that kinder teachers are being encourage to do traditional centers in kindergarten now. I plan on changing my sand table soon to fit with a Halloween theme so come back and see what I do. Maybe I will inspire you.