This Calming Find It Game, but can be used for phonics activities too. Quick and easy. Could even make as as class project. Your special ed kiddos will love them. Read more at: http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/calming-find-it-game/
Color clothes pins by soaking in food coloring. In each jar or container, pour boiling water, a tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring drops and mix well. You can use any combination of drops to make varying colors and shades. I used both traditional food colors and the neon food colors to make about a dozen different colors. Add your clothespins and let them soak for at least an hour.