Before TpT and TN, that is what all of my centers were! Now I would say it's about 50/50. For this week we have a bug theme. I was making the materials for the math and science center over the weekend and I thought I'd share them with you! You can never have too many ideas on your pinterest board! :)
Bug Math Center:
Using a small piece of poster board, some flower cut outs I found on clearance, and yellow paper, I put together this little game. A student roles a dice and counts the number of dots. Next they move their bumble bee that many places. They keep going until they reach the hive. If they roll a 6, they go straight to the hive! I found this idea in my most recent Pre-School Mailbox magazine. I added the numbers to the flowers for additional practice. This was so quick and easy! You could use any flowers, or just draw them with a marker. I was going to draw my own bumblebee, but remembered I had that adorable clip art bee I could just print out!
Bug Science Center:
I purchased three clear containers from the dollar tree, some bugs and rice, also at dollar tree. I filled each container about 1/3rd of the way with rice & added bugs. I had rice left over so I just added what was left amongst the containers. Before putting the bugs in I took a photo of each one. A child will pick a photo and then have to find what container it is by matching it to the picture. Each container has 3 flies & then 2 different bugs.
I plan on laminating the items at school in the morning and the centers will be ready to go! Are you still doing D.I.Y. centers in your room at all? I have a bug lab in the works too- this is my first time setting up a bug lab so I hope all goes well!