May 1, 2016

Cost free Collection for an Early Childhood Curriculum

We spend a great deal of money buying educational toys for children to play with. But, with a little planning,  thouht and time, natural products and recycled items can be collected and used within early childhood settings. They can be used for sensory expriences, art exploration, table top creations, drama area, and much more. The following blog provides a list of ideas to begin the collection



From Nature....

Sticks
Pinecones
Bark
Wood 
Pebbles
Shells
Leaves
Flower petals
Seeds


From our kitchen....

Cinnamon sticks
Seeds
Beans
Fruit pits
Peels
Winecorks
Bottlecaps
Bottles


From recycling...

Cardboard tubes
Old CDs
Fabric scraps
Buttons
Boxes
Ribbon
Cards