Montessori trays

Enhance your child's learning experience with these creative Montessori tray ideas. Explore engaging activities that promote hands-on learning and cognitive development.
Montessori, Montessori Toddler, Play, Pre K, Montessori Art, Montessori Trays, Montessori Activities Preschool, Montessori Preschool, Montessori Classroom

We are at the end of a 7-day isolation period. Staying at home and not being able to go out means I've been preparing more activities than usual for my preschooler! I've raided our art cupboard and art books to put together a few new art trays. These activities are generally appropriate for children 3-5 years old. These activities allow the child to focus on one activity or one skill at a time. The art trays can be used: to introduce a new skill. to introduce new materials. on the kitchen…

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Alicia Canonica
How we Montessori food prep trays snack ideas three year old (2) Montessori, Toddler Meals, Montessori Toddler, Pre K, Toddler Learning Activities, Meal Prep, Snacks, Toddler Food Prep, Food Activities

I am always looking for new and interesting snack ideas for my children. In case you are too, here are eight snack and food prep trays that we've used recently. Jam on Pikelets - spreading strawberry jam onto pikelets. We often use crackers for spreading activities so it's nice to use pikelets for something different. Melon Balls - my three-year-old finds this difficult but it's worth the challenge. We use a small melon baller and some cocktail picks to make it easier to share. I've cut the…

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sunhee lee
Pre K, Diy, Montessori Toddler, Play, Montessori, Nature Based Preschool, Nature Based Classroom, Sensory, Preschool Art

There are lots of good reasons to include items from nature in our art trays. Nature items have different textures and smells and provide a different experience to using paper or other stationary items. Using items from nature also: demonstrates resourcefulness - using what is readily available in the environment promotes creativity and out of the box thinking promotes learning about seasons and seasonality - what resources are available and when respects our natural environment leads to…

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Nicole
Montessori, Diy, Pre K, Montessori Toddler, Montessori Science, Montessori Trays, Preschool Science, Montessori Sensorial, Montessori Materials

Are you looking for some fresh magnifying tray or activity ideas for your children? Here are ten that we've tried and enjoyed with my preschooler. Magnifying Glass with Matching Large and Small Cards - as this activity is new to us I've only put out three cards and they are really for observing. Later I will present all the cards and allow the child to match. This is so cute, my preschooler loves looking at the little images with the magnifying glass. Cards found here. Children's Binoculars…

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Maureen Shaw
Montessori Toddler, Montessori, Montessori Practical Life, Montessori Trays, Montessori Materials, Montessori School, Montessori Education, Montessori Toddler Activities, Montessori Ideas

If you are new to Montessori, practical life is a great way to start with children under the age of six. Today I want to share some practical life activities we've been using with our three-year-old (42 months). These are useful for us right now as they are based on skills we are wanting to teach our child or are based on tasks we need help with around our home. These activities use materials we already have. Cleaning eyeglasses - the aim of this activity is to show the child how to handle…

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Sidney Mcclelland
Textured dough stampers at How we Montessori Ideas, Play, Texture, Fresh, Montessori, Montessori Toddler, Instagram, Soft Play Dough, Playdough Tools

We love to use play dough. We always have a play dough tray on our art shelves but our tray is often cluttered, full of cookie cutters, rolling pins, and other random items. Sometimes my child spends more time looking in the tray than playing with the play dough. So I was considering what a play dough tray looks like in Montessori environments. I've only seen play dough trays in Montessori toddler classrooms (18months-3yrs). The play dough trays I've seen present the play dough with only one…

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