This activity kept my two and three year olds VERY busy today. It is soooooo simple.
Thanks to the awesome blog by make do and friend, all you have to do is apply some contact paper over any flat surface. I used the tops of plastic containers, sticky side up and used painters tape to tape the edges down. Then I gave the students bowls of plastic and rubber animals, legos, rubber pom-poms, plastic bugs and spiders - and they had a blast arranging them on the sticky board. I was really surprised at how long each student would stay at the activity.
Next time I'm going to use cut up colored plastic straws to build designs with.