You have to hand it to teachers– they are SO creative! Who would ever think an auto oil drip pan would make such an awesome center activity. If you are joining me on my “Cookie Sheet Challenge” I know what you’re thinking. An oil drip pan is “technically” not a cookie sheet. I have tons of paint left in that spray can and I’m desperate. Just think of it as a really big cookie sheet! To make this activity, I painted my oil drip pan with navy blue metal paint. Since I wanted to use the pan for letter/sounds, I used white electrical tape to make the squares. I then mounted the drip pan (aka really big cookie sheet) by running a strip of velcro on the back of a shelf and then on the drip pan.
The letter/sound pictures are available on my TpT store. Click HERE to download.
My teacher friend, Tiffany, uses her oil drip pan for a math center. She uses magnets purchased at the dollar store under the “Let’s Count” area which she changes to match the season.
My teacher friend, Keri, used her scrapbooking skills to create a math center in her preschool classroom. The black squares are made using vinyl chalkboard paper. The kiddos use liquid chalk to write the numbers. She used Scotch Super 77 Multi-Purpose Adhesive Spray to adhere the blue background. You can purchase this at Walmart, of course.