Discovery bottles and Sensory bottles are containers that have things inside them. Clear bottles or jars are easier to see through, and you can use anything that fits as the object in the bottle. These 5 ideas for sensory bottles are great for daycare, with the added benefit of being a hands-on project for the older kids in the class.
Lego-style blocks have been an enjoyable pastime for daycare children (and adults alike!) for decades. And even though they are a game-like experience, the mathematics behind Legos makes them a very effective educational tool in the process. They can be used to illustrate most aspects of early math, and include benefits for other critical developmental skills as well.