I did something different with my carpet this year and I am loving it!
I am also kicking myself for never thinking of it before.
I've always used duct tape to tape spaces on the floor and I never like my arrangement or the tape gets totally stuck to the floor and I'm having to scrape it off and it's just a mess.
Well, this year I used duct tape, but I didn't do little pieces to mark spaces. I made a GRID!
No, I did not live on the floor and mark out the squares to make them even. I'm not THAT OCD. I just needed a space for them to sit in.
The best thing about this is that everyone has a square and they can turn in their square as needed. They can face the wall when we are using my projector, they can turn to the left to see my calendar, they can turn and face their partner for Turn and Talk. Anyway they turn, they never leave their square.
When we do GoNoodle or other activities (like playing Sight Word BOOM! <--- their absolute favorite game right now) they stand in their square and keep their feet and hands inside it.
This is working perfectly. My kids are in their number order. I was going to put numbers in their square, but they learned their places quickly so I'm not going to.
I figured, later on, it can be use as a ten frame for practice.
Cheapest "RUG" ever - since I can't have a rug in my room (I can't afford it if I could or not).
Have you used a grid before?