These Montessori-inspired toddler trays make your toddler think they’re playing, but really they’ll be learning so much. It’s wonderful!
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Special Red Tray: Red Pegboard and Pegs
This fun pegboard and peg set is from Amazon. They make great Montessori material for toddlers.
Color Game: Color Find
These color circles are the sand mounds from my colored fishies color game. To do this toddler school activity, tell your toddler a color and let them put a bean on the circle of that color.
This is a great way to review all the colors with your toddler.
This is definitely a Montessori inspired toddler tray. It has a measuring cup filled with red water beads and a clear cup. Have your toddler pour the red water beads from the measuring cup to the cup. Then, have them pour the beads back into the measuring cup.
If your child spills some of the water beads, they can just pick them up with their fingers and put them back. Grabbing water beads with their fingers is fantastic fine motor practice!
This toddler tray has laminated number trees. It also has some red pom poms. Using the pompoms as make believe “apples,” have your toddler put the correct number of “apples” onto each apple tree.
This tray has a piece of paper with a green vine drawn onto it. There is also a bottle of glue and bunch of red buttons. The red buttons become “tomatoes” that are growing on a vine.
Use red milk caps and hot glue magnets to the back. This toddler tray is a cookie sheet so the milk caps stick to it.
Use the printables in the Learning Notebook to let your child color on. Dry erase crayons are perfect for this activity.