Collaboration Activity (good for mentor time) from: In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.
Great Ideas on Using Play-doh in the classroom. keep learning fun! This is a great way to teach number, time, and many other concepts. It helps the students be hand on with learning. However, the play doe could get messy.
Using wax paper idea comes from Sheryl at Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds (original inspiration by Teach Preschool). To the untrained eye, this looks like "just painting". There is a lot going on here, though