Ok, I know we've gotta be some of the most creative people on the planet. I constantly hear pre-school teachers saying, "Don't throw that away! I can use that!" Let's share our ideas. What are some things that were going to be thrown away but you reused? What are some things you have but need to find a use for? Chicken bones--we had fried chicken one day for lunch, and I told my assistant I was going to collect the bones. Why? We're doing dinosaurs later in the month, and I'm going to clean and hide "dinosaur" bones in the sand table. Bubble wrap--some many uses--for infants and toddlers, strip them down and tape it to the floor with paint poured over it-- great sensory activity. For preschoolers, dip the bubble wrap in paint and it makes great scales for fish, reptile, dinosaur art projects. Styrofoam--I had a large piece of blue styrofoam (it doesn't chip), so I cut it into rectangular pieces thinking I would use it for extra blocks. My assistant had an even better idea--write a child's name on each block, cut it into mini blocks, and voila, they have a 3-D name puzzle.