Ya’ll know I love me some Dollar Tree.  I mean, where else can you spend $20 and walk out with bags full of stuff that you might need…or probably didn’t need…but you still bought it because you’ll use it someday.  I mean, have you seen my garage?  It’s a Dollar Tree hoarders dream come true.  BUY.  ALL.  THINGS!   But seriously, I love how you can find great items to make centers for your classroom. They’re fun…and quirky…and cheap!   So today I’m showing you how I spent $10 and made three different Dollar Tree centers for my classroom!    I’m also teaming up with 3 of best blogging buddies to share even more Dollar Tree centers!

So I spent $10 and made three math centers using these items:

First of all, I love Dollar Tree cutouts.  They’re so cute.  And so random.  And ya’ll know I love random.  Seriously.  Go into three Dollar Tree stores and you’ll find three totally different cutout selections.  This is awesome for teachers because it makes creating super easy!

Dollar Tree Counting

I bought these plastic cups.  I labeled the cups to 20.  Students will use these gems (also from the Dollar Tree!) to count!   We will actually use this on our light box!  But this will work on the floor or table.  Makes a great math center or a small group activity!  After counting, they can make the ten frame!

numbers and counting dollar tree centers

Click the ten frame recording sheet for your freebie!

Peanut Butter Jelly Addition

It’s peanut butter jelly time….oh wait…Dollar Tree centers…focus…

Found these cute peanut butter and jelly cutouts.  Wrote the addition equation on the peanut butter.  Write the answer on the jelly.  BAM!   Add, match and write!   This can also be a great partner game where they add and find the person with the answer!

dollar tree centers

Mousey Subtraction

Cute mice.  Some cheese.  Write the subtraction equation on the mouse.  Write the answer on the cheese.  Subtract.  Match.  Write.  BAM!

kindergarten subtraction dollar tree math

For more Dollar Tree Center ideas, check out this post:

Check out my awesome friends posts for even more great Dollar Tree Ideas:

The Teaching Texan

Kindergarten Chaos

Male Kindergarten Teacher


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  • Reply Sabrina February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

    LOVE these! Thank you SO much for sharing them! Gotta go snag the mouse and cheese sets from my local Dollar Tree here in Toronto!!! 😉

  • Reply Ruthanne February 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    The mouse and cheese, peanut butter and jelly,…SO cute!! I RAN to the Dollar Store today looking for these. They had ketchup and mustard but no PB&J. Just one more reason to go back. 😉

  • Reply Judith K Kramer February 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you so much for all these freebies. They are fantabulous. You are an angel.

  • Reply Bettina McCoy February 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    So, after seeing your post Greg, I realized that you can also use the matching sets (PB&J, mouse & cheese) for a version of “I Have,Who Has” with the addition, subtraction, sight words, or any skill.

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