Free/ Cheap Center Ideas

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  1. WaterfallLady

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    The classroom I inherited has no items for centers. The kids I inherited need centers! I need not to pay a lot of money out of pocket. I've looked in Pinterest and found some ideas, but what websites and books are good? My students function from the PK-low grade 3 level.:dizzy:
     
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    Teacherspayteachers.com also has a lot. Search for free games or by grade level. Learning is Fun has a lot of printables you can turn into games.

    As to manipulatives, I have used everything and anything - lids, pinecones, rocks, floral rocks, beads, cottonballs, pom poms, wiggly eyes, silverware, paper cups, pencils, clothespins, candy, pasta, cereal, socks, party favors, erasers, crayons, etc. etc. You can ask parents to bring in items.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks! I'll be busy this weekend!
     
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    Would it be just for reading? If you need math centers, you can always use dried beans, pompoms, elbow or shell macaroni (dried), dominoes, etc. for manipulatives.
     

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