Here are some ideas that I have marked for stealing. One day these ideas will find their way into my class. (I've listed where the idea is from and provided links so my favorite bloggers won't get too upset with my stealing - hopefully!)
Q-Tip Art from Preschool Daze - we've painted with cotton swabs, but never taped them down to use as art.
Painting with corks and ping pong balls from Teacher Tom - note the edge on the table so things won't blow off
Stick Puppet Stage from Excellence in Early Childhood Education - I love the pockets to hold the puppets
Sorting items in a photo collage frame from Irresistible Ideas for Play-Based Learning - I'm always looking for ways to reuse and repurpose items and this was a great new idea for me.
Homemade dry erase boards from Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi - using discarded white binders as wipe-off boards - a great reuse idea
Child-painted buildings for blocks center from Let the Children Play - making them is one activity and using them is another one!
Each of these blogs would be a great resource for a teacher. I'm glad I can "steal from the best" to create new learning experiences for my kids. If I don't need to go into hiding from the ECE police!