Awesome $1 Items for YOUR Tot School * August 2014

If you’ve been reading here for any length of time, you’ve probably figured out that Dollar Tree is one of my favorite stores. I find our neighborhood store to be well-stocked and well-staffed! And there’s a certain adrenaline rush that comes from seeing how far you can stretch a few dollars…

I have picked up a few educational activities from the Dollar Spot at Target this month, but it’s more fun when you can figure out a great learning activity from something completely random like a folding vase and designer hydrating beads!

Awesome $1 Items for Your Tot School | Lone Star Signers

Here’s what I ended up purchasing:

  1. Folding vase and designer hydrating beads from the floral department
  2. Alphabet beads (for my 1st grader)
  3. Book rings–turn flashcards into mini-books
  4. Jumbo checkers–color sorting, pouring, stacking
  5. Scissor-handle tongs–these are really big for little hands, but they’ll be a good introduction to the open-shut movement
  6. More green “baskets”–perfect for holding small manipulatives or puzzle pieces

Winner of the month: WATER BEADS (“designer hydrating beads”)

Nearly FREE Sensory Play: Water Beads!Watching the water beads grow and shrink has been a fantastic learning experience for both girls. See more ideas for water bead fun at The Artful Parent!

What awesome $1 items have you found recently?

Related: See other Awesome $1 Items from June and July.


4 thoughts on “Awesome $1 Items for YOUR Tot School * August 2014

  1. They sell bags of 1-2 inch rocks that are fun for painting projects. My pre-k daughter just paints them randomly while my 5 year old son will paint letters on them.

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