Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Karen Wallace gave me this idea when I was at the GA K Conference.  I loved it because it was simple, easy, inexpensive, and could be used in a variety of ways.  Write letters on one side of the clothespins with one color of marker.  Write numerals on the opposite side with a different color.  Children can use their little pincer muscles as they:
*Put the clothespins in alphabetical order.
*Put the clothespins in numerical order.
*Make words with clothespins.
*Use the clothespins for place value.

What else can you think of?