Hello friends! I wanted to share with you about something that I have been using in my classroom that has been a huge lifesaver for me (and my patience)! 🙂 Introducing…GLUE SPONGES! Unfortunately, this is not an original idea of mine but I do want to thank Greg Smedley from Kindergarten Smorgasboard for introducing these to me!
I use my interactive notebooks in my classroom for math and once my kids started using these glue sponges, we no longer had the mess of drippy glue puddles and stuck together pages! It’s amazing! Here’s how to assemble the tubs…
First, you need some plastic containers with lids that snap on to keep the glue from drying out. I use one sponge for each container. These are just the dish sponges that you can pick up in the soap/detergent/cleaning aisle of Target/Walmart/K Mart/etc.
Next, pour a bottle of Elmer’s “drippy” glue onto the sponges and let it sit for 24 hours to allow the sponges to soak up the glue. Make sure the lids are snapped on.
That’s it, they’re ready to go! They will last you the entire year! You may need to add more glue, depending on how often your students use them. You may also need to spray them with water a couple of times to prevent them from drying out. When the kids need glue on a piece of paper that is being applied to a project or worksheet, all they do is take that piece and rub it on the sponge. Then they stick it on their worksheet or project. Super simple, right?