all you have to do is ask! I was running out of new ideas to put in my Magnet Work Station area and I told my kiddos this one day. I told them I saw they were getting bored with what was there and I didn’t have any ideas as to what I could put there next. They said, “We have an idea!”. We are learning about community helpers so how about something to do with community helpers. We would like pictures of community helpers with speech bubbles so that we can match them with each other. I never would have come up with that and it has provided a much needed new activity and keeps them busy. 🙂 They are reading the words on the speech bubbles and are having so much fun matching them up with the community helpers. I found some community helper clip art on the internet (through a google search) and printed them out and laminated them. I then used the speech bubble clip art in Word and made enough for each helper. I then laminated them and wrote “I am a _(insert community helper name here)___”. I stuck magnets on the back of them and we started having fun!
Now, I will have to dream up something to go along with our Sharing the Planet unit…I should just ask the kids! 🙂