I do centers in two different ways. In the mornings when they come in they have an activity to do. It is usually related to our shape or color, but if there is something that needs to be finished up from the day before than we do it then. The activity usually only takes about ten minutes. When they are finished I have different activities on the carpet for them to do. It is free choice but no more than four can be at that center at the time. I try to keep these fun and theme related, so most of these are changed weekly. I may keep one in for two weeks but add something to it. These are our morning centers for the week.
|Birthday Cake Center. This was a huge hit! On each birthday cake there is a number. They place candles in the cake to match the number.|
|Block Center. There are wooden people and little dollhouse people that they can use with the blocks.|
|Puzzle Center. I did not get a picture of the complete puzzle, but it is a picture of a house. I will get this out next week since we are learning about our families.|
We also did our sink and float, but I'll put that in a post for tomorrow!