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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ice Cube Trays!

Hello All, I found these super cute ice cube trays in the Target $1 section. I bought 4 of them to create a center with. I am going to place letters/numbers in the bottom of each space and have the children bounce a small bouncy ball into the tray. Whichever space it lands in the children identify the letter/number and write it on a recording sheet. This can be done with animal pictures, rhyming pictures, vocabulary words and spelling words. For the beginning of the year I will have tweezers with pompoms in a center and have the children fll the ice cube trays with them. I will move this activity up to patterns when my 4's are ready. What would you do with these cute trays? Leave a comment and I will give away a surprise TpT unit to the person with the best comment in 24 hours. Don't forget to leave your emsil so I can send you my freebie! Till next time, Christine


  1. I love this idea1! I teach pre-k also and love doing activities like this with my students! I would use these ice trays for patterns, sorting, alphabet, numbers...pretty much everything I teach I could use these switch these out. I plan on writing numbers on the tray and have students count that many of 'rocks' and put them in each tray. kristinavoelker@gmail.com

  2. Back in June, Target had cute ice cube trays that made star ice cubes. And the best part...there are ten stars in each tray! It's so hard to find ice cube trays that only make ten cubes! I bought a few. I plan on doing the pom pom transfer with them, but also teaching number sense and counting up to ten. If I could find some star shaped buttons, I would use the trays for the kids to sort the buttons by color. I really like your bouncing ball idea!

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