Dot to number match up with clothes pins. Can be modified for bigger numbers, base ten blocks, subtraction, etc. Great for math centers. Could also match capital and lower case letters in a literacy center.
Alphabet museum: Inspired by Montessori alphabet boxes. Imagine the buzz when your students come into the classroomroom and discover a new item in the museum, or two items that have switched places overnight . excitement in learning!
Split class into 2 teams. Teacher writes words on whiteboard. One person from each team gets an eraser. Teacher calls out a word. First team to erase the word gets a point. Sight Word Practice or math facts, state capitals, etc.