Homeschool | Early morning Centers

Ok, I admit it.  Not every morning I am ready and organized as I hope to be.  I do however make sure to have some fun I like to call them 'early morning centers' ready to go at a moments notice.  The little ones especially enjoy the activity before 'Mom' is ready to start their lesson.   I thought I would share a quick post of our 'toothpick center'!!
For the older boys I can start them reading so no big deal there.  But there is nothing that will hinder me from last minute preparation of a lesson than little ones 'excited' to start without me! :)  What are some of your favorite centers?  ~Melanie
{original post Jan 2010}