I’ve been trying to accumulate things to use for Montessori activities on the cheap, but without buying from the dollar store. I made a list of places that I will try, but left out an important one:
I love me some thrift store! Sometimes The Salvation Army stores will send a flyer advertising a 50% off sale. I’ve gotten some great stuff there. In the photo above, all the items were $0.99, except for the basket which was $2.
Another great place to look is garage sales for potential materials and toys. I’ve found these two wooden toys at a garage sale for $0.25 each! They were both in pretty good condition as well.