These Montessori-inspired toddler trays are so easy to adapt different ideas to match whatever theme we are currently working on.
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Shape Game for Triangles: Find the Shape
I printed off the table size printable from our Find the Shape game. Check out the original post for instructions on how to play.
Decorate a Triangle: Colored Rice
Get the printable from this post about Teaching Shapes by Decorating Shapes.
Make some simple number cards for this tray. To do this activity, have your child put one triangle on a number as they say that number. Then, they put a triangle on the next number as they say that number, etc.
This tray had a piece of white paper, several paper triangles, a paintbrush, and some homemade mod podge. Have your toddler make a collage with the paper triangles and to practice gluing using a paintbrush and mod podge.
As always, Smiley Man really enjoyed his Learning Notebook printables that went along with these tot school trays. It’s still a little weird to me how much he loves coloring, just because Little Bear always hated it. This was a very successful week with tot school, but honestly, I am getting a little tired out having to change Smiley Man’s trays every week. I might go back to changing them every 2 weeks in October. I haven’t decided for sure yet, so stay tuned to find out.