***** Playdough zoo- yes! -This was a hit during our zoo week and inspired sorting of animal types, matching colors, etc. The kids got creative finding other items to use with our play dough, like wooden blocks, clean stamps, etc.
Tweezing spiders (feeding the frog). I saw this idea featured at Living Montessori Now Leap Year activities post from The Preschool Experiment (she has such a great Pond unit post). This is an empty parmesan cheese container. I glued two green pom-poms, two googly eyes and a piece of red felt.
Paint on aluminum foil: add a small amount of dish washing liquid to your paint mix. Not only will that make cleaning up easier but it also helps the paint to stick to the foil better and not flake off when it dries.