I teach preschool spec. ed. and have always had a large number of behavioral problems and students requiring 1:1 support throughout the day. This year I actually have a fairly independent group of students, minus a few, and I'm looking for some independent carpet activities that they can complete during our after lunch transition. Right now, students finish lunch, they are dismissed to wash hands and go to the carpet to look at books. My para begins cleaning the tables, sweeping, etc.. and I'm helping our less independent students walk to the sink, move visual schedules, etc. I've been so lucky that my other students are doing fantastic looking at books quietly on the carpet, but I'd like to think of some other activities (around 5 minutes) that they can do on the carpet without staff direction. Any ideas?