Table Time Activities are great because you can work on a lot of skills in short time. Fine motor skills, academic skills, social skills, and problem solving skills. This is also a great opportunity to get in some sensory time.
Sensory Bins (straws, cut up paper, kinetic sand, rice. etc.)
Magnetic Boards. Felt Activities
Magnets. Shape Sorters. Counting French Fries, Cakes, etc.
Scissor Cutting Practice with wrapping paper. Pattern Blocks. Ten Frame Mats or One to One Correspondence Mats.
Putting cotton balls, noodles, pom poms, straws, or buttons into containers.
Lacing, blocks, and not pictured...cars...building roads for them to drive on. That is one of the kids favorites!
So how do you organize all of this?!
This year I am taking a picture of the activities and writing a list in a weekly planner.
To store the materials we use three drawer sterlite containers and placing items on trays as much as possible. That way you can quickly put the items on the tray and slide them into the containers. The other ECSE teacher also has a three drawer sterlite container and we switch (a little less planning and availability to more materials!).
Do you have a table time? If so, what are your favorite activities?!