I am all about creating spaces in the playroom (and in the classroom) that are about simple and easily affordable for everyone. While we know that you can get amazing resources from the big names, there are plenty that you can find from Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks.
Be warned, once you start it can be hard to stop! Did you read part one yet?
Bunnings says Turf Mat…
BUT I say it’s an individual placemat!
Perfect for creating space for each child when they are playing at an activity. I cut mine into 9! Which let’s face it, is amazing value.
Kmart says Paper Towel Holder…
BUT I say it’s a fine motor band stretch!
Extend on the fine motor skills of your little ones but having them stretch the bands over the paper towel holder. Make it a little more cognitive based for your older kids but encouraging them to create patterns or even to use as a simple counting tool.
Kmart says Train Table…
BUT I say it’s a small world activity table!
Add some of the Bunning turf mat, some rocks, my jungle story stones and you have yourself a small world for the kids to explore and extend their imaginations!
Officeworks says Memo Holder…
BUT I say it’s a threading activity!
Just add some beads and get threading. Super easy to use with patterning cards to build on those early mathematical concepts.
Kmart says Pantry Shelf…
BUT I say it’s a fine motor pegging activity!
Add some pegs and encourage that fine motor development! Again, you could extend on this by encouraging some mathematical concepts to be explored.
Have you found or used any items that you could use in your classroom or playroom lately?