1) Make a rice bin
2) make flash cards easily accessible- flashcards of every kind, put them in a box they can reach.
3) sand letters- get cookie sheets with raised edges at the Goodwill and pour some fine sand into it. We brought sand back from our Siesta Key, Florida, vacation! I will try and get a picture up soon.
4) lacing cards, Melissa and Doug here and here, and another 2 sets from Lauri Dot-2-Dot we have boys and girls
5) rhyming basket and rhyming cards
6) movable Montessori alphabet, we also have an alphabet puzzle like this one. We used the puzzle until I bought the Montessori alphabet. I really didn't need it, it was an extra want ;) I bought my puzzle as a closeout on Ebay. They are sort of pricey. I paid $30 with shipping.
7) puzzle box easily accessible- get good puzzles, get one of the United States- let them learn this way.
8) Lego Duplos always in classroom in huge bin- we collect them from consignment sales.
9) Pattern cards and number cards, and shapes, I found for free online and downloaded and laminated for Lego Duplos. Put them in bag for portable fun- Busy Bag
10) Melissa and Doug magnetic alphabet set- has good lower case letters. You should teach your kids lower case first, as almost everything they read is in lower case the rest of their lives. Put a cookie sheet with it for them to sit at the table and stick the magnets too. Have them put the letters in order.
11) my dry erase cards with Saints and pictures, draw in numbers
12) dry erase board- Brenden loves that! (See at the bottom)
13) play dough and cookie cutters- designated for the homeschool room
14) sorting tray- I will show you ours, they love this! it is a Montessori like activity.
15) magnetic numbers
16) Leap Frog DVD's, yup, they can watch these, Letter Factory, Number Circus, Talking Words Factory. Also these "Holy Baby" and "Holy Baby Jesus Loves me, He is the Bread of Life" dvds
17) Put a high chair in your homeschool room. So the wee one can sit at the same table with your students and feel like they are participating.