Monday, October 17, 2011

New Toddler Montessori Trays

I jazzed up M's shelves with a few new trays and changed things up a bit with some of her favorite ones. Here are some pictures:

Her favorite, dropping large buttons into the tin through the slot.

Dropping popsicle sticks into the moon jar.

Cylinder Block 1.

Open and Close activity.  I added a few new containers and removed a couple.

I put together this tray with some styrofoam balls and a paint palette from the dollar store.  I added in a measuring spoon for an added challenge to D.

Clothespins on the edge of the container.

Inserting these pumpkin picks (dollar store find!) into a cheese shaker.

As expected M (almost 18 months) loved the new trays and was engaged for a long time!  D was interested too and chose some of these for herself!

Montessori Monday


  1. I love your ideas! I think I'm going to try a button dropping work as well :)

  2. Great activities! They're all wonderful, but I especially love the creativity of the ones with the styrofoam balls and pumpkin picks! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:


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