It’s always so much fun to take a little trip to our local Habitat for Humanity restore. You never know treasures what you can find. When my kiddos were furnishing their college apartments and dorm rooms we were pretty much restore regulars. My girls are also big crafters and love to use recycled materials in their projects. Last year on one of our many trips to the store we came across these old VHS movies. We have tons in our basement too as they stored those old Disney favorites. As we were going through the stacks traveling down memory lane, the idea of using the cases to store activities hit. What a great way to recycle and the activities would fit perfectly on a shelf!
So I made 17 activities from beginning rhyme to vowel teams to fit in these VHS cases. They are super easy to store and are great when you need a ready made activity to work on a specific skill. If you’re thinking of creating a few activities and would like to store them in the cases, you’ll want to be sure that the case you purchase is flat on both sides as shown below.
Many classrooms have adult volunteers and I wanted the activities to be able to be easy to grab and understandable in terms of how to use them. Step-by-step directions are provided and can be placed on the left side of the case. All the materials needed for the activity are on the right. Super simple. Just grab and go!
The Race Car Blending activity is one of my favorites. This activity is one of 17 activities in the Activities on the Go! product line.
The Blending activity is one of four activities in the Set 2 Bundle. This bundle is perfect for end of kindergarten and beginning first.