Best of 2011 Day 5

Today I’m sharing the top two most popular Pre-K Pages posts of 2011.

In second place is the Ziploc Quilt Game Board. The appeal of the Ziploc Quilt is that it can be used for many different games such as math, alphabet, sight words, addition problems and more!

ziploc quilt math game

The single most popular post this year was Ice Cube Tray Marker Organization. Solve your messy marker problem forever with this quick and inexpensive idea.

Ice Cube Tray Marker Organization

Here are a few things I neglected to mention in the original marker storage post:

  • You can find the ice cube trays in the kitchen plastics aisle of Wal-Mart
  • They are $1.88 at most Wal-Mart stores
  • If you look up the item number on-line your Wal-Mart store can tell you what other stores in the area carry the trays and how many they have in stock.
  • Only regular Crayola markers fit in the trays, but not super chubby markers or the short Pip Squeak markers.

Did you miss the third and fourth place posts? Check them out here.

Thanks for tuning in this year and I hope you will stick around for even more fun in 2012!

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About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. I am all about the marker holder!!! I am sooo tired of the ruined markers, due to drying out. Time to try a new trick!! Thanks!

  2. Angelique says:

    What a great tool this must be! Thanks so much for sharing your best post on the bloghop!
    Love from, Angelique and the other Kid Bloggers!

    Happy New year

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    happy new year!

  4. I love your ideas! What a fantastic and easy solution. I’m going to look for that ice cube tray today!

  5. Thank you so much for all that you share. You are a Great Blessing to us PK teachers : )

    Do you have any ideas as to what to do with brown paper lunch bags…..I have two shelves full of bags. Thanks

    • Thanks for stopping by SG! I use brown lunch bags all the time for games. Some of the games I use them for are syllable counting games, you can find some on the theme pages, you can see one example here:

      Hope that helps!

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