I am always on the lookout for unique items to use in our classroom.  Brain research tells us that the brain loves novelty so anytime we can bring something new and different into our learning, the students will be more engaged and their brains will learn more.    
So what’s more fun than rubber duckys?!  
I found these mini rubber duckies on Amazon and ordered a few sets….( People, if you can’t find it on Amazon, you don’t need it!).  They are $8.99 for a set of 20.

Then I set out out to make some fun center/workstation/hippopotamus activities!  
The great thing about these duckies?  DIFFERENTIATION!
First, I used a Sharpie and wrote letters on the ducks.
And now we can learn our uppercase letters, lowercase letters and sounds!
And then I wrote numbers on my ducks with a Sharpie!
I tried using dot stickers and putting those on the bottom of the ducks but the stickers wanted to peel so it’s better to just write on the ducks with a Sharpie!
Now we can work on numbers, counting, adding and subtracting!

And as an added bonus these guys make great math manipulatives too!

Head over to the FREEBIES pages to download your rubber duck recording sheets!

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  • Reply Michelle LeBlanc June 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I love this idea. My kids are always much more engaged if there is a fun manipulative involved! Awesome idea.

  • Reply Recipe for Teaching June 21, 2016 at 2:06 am

    This is so cute!! I love how you differentiated the pages! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply Sa Beesley June 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Oriental Trader has lots of Rubber Duckies. They have them with letters on them and for each holiday. They even have them for 100th day!

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