Monday, October 17, 2016

Such a BRIGHT idea!

Have you seen the finger lights at Dollar Tree? They have become one of my FAVORITE tools for small groups and centers. The kids love 'em too. They're always asking when we can use our finger lights.
I use them mostly for reading centers but also for tracing letters, shapes, numbers, words, etc. They come with a strap around the back so they stay on the kiddos finger like a ring. To be honest, they are kind of hit or miss... in a pack of 4, there's usually 1 that doesn't work. So I always buy more than I think I need. Any leftovers end up in my "Treasure Box". 

They're 4/$1 at Dollar Tree but I found them in bulk on Amazon... they're a little bit cheaper. Check them out here

If you haven't used them already, you need them. Trust me. They are a real game changer!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these are awesome! I have not come across these at the Dollar Tree. Glad they can also be purchased on Amazon because I know it can be a hit or miss at times at the Dollar Tree. I can see how excited the learners can get when it comes to using these finger lights. What a simple way to keep re-accruing activities engaging.I have had a first grade practicum experience and the mentor teacher implemented a flashlight reading event with parents. Parents or even grandparents were invited to stop in the classroom for a time frame during the school day. The lights were turned off and the students were able to read books to their parent with a flashlight or the other way around. There was enough sunlight coming through the classroom window, so it was not pitch black. Your idea of using these finger lights were be a great alternative to using hand flashlights. Thank you for sharing!