Watching, Listening and Waiting for the Cranberries to pop!
In class we made homemade cranberry sauce to try for snack. Here's the recipe we used: https://www.momontimeout.com/best-ever-cranberry-sauce/
For many students this was the first time they even tried cranberry sauce. We had mixed reviews, but everyone gave it a try. Some said it was too sour for them, and some loved it and wanted more. It was a very good recipe, definitely worth trying at home or in your classroom.
Sort, stack, measure, count,and weigh! We use these all the time at school. I don't know who loves them more, the kids or the teachers.
You can use these one on one or in groups.
We have our youngest students sort them by color, our Pre-k students sort them by color and then I tell them a color to count. They count out that color, and then I have them write the color name and the number on a piece of paper.
When the students chose them to use during free play they normally tend to stack them, once we showed them how to use them to measure items around the room, they now do this on their own, happily yelling how many cubes long their favorite toy dinosaur is!