Tot Trays, Preschool Trays, Montessori Activities, Preschool Busy Bags / Boxes. Whatever you call them, they are great ways to keep our littlest homeschoolers busy while we work with their older siblings. I set up 5-7 a week that correspond with our theme of the week. The one pictured above is for Goodnight Moon, K sorted the yellow moons (pom poms) into small, medium and large containers.
Here are some more links with more tot tray ideas and activities:
Sand Tray Writing Activity with Free Printable 24 Apple-themed CVC Word Cards – Real Life at Home
These super cute apple CVC word cards can be used for a variety of reading, writing, and sensory activities.
Water Beads – You’ll Thank Me One Day
Love this idea for a sensory tray / bin. My little tot would have a ball with these.
Tot Trays – Playing House
Almost every week Playhouse posts her tot trays for the week that her little girl learning from.
Toddler Sewing Basket – Childhood 101
What a cute and great way to introduce sewing to our little ones.
Tot Trays 101 – 1+1+1=1
A post about the hows and whys behind tot trays, how to set them up and use them, etc.
Montessori Activity Trays – Chasing Coconuts
Chasing Coconuts Flickr feed with pictures of all of her Montessori Activities / Tot Trays. Loves of great ideas here.
Preschool Activity Trays – Sun Scholars
20 great ideas for older toddlers and preschoolers
What are you favorite places to find tot tray ideas? Do you have a favorite tot tray activity in your house?
Cara is a momma of 2, she writes about life, homeschooling and motherhood at Peanuts are Evil and about photography on her website Cara Jouglard Photography.
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The links you included above are amongst my favorite for tot tray ideas. Those blogs are constantly filled with many inspirational ideas.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever been to my blog but i have recently been posting about the trays my preschooler and toddler use if you are looking for additional tray ideas: http://www.funwithmama.com/category/tot-trays/
Those are awesome links!
Thanks for sharing my post! It made me smile, and I had so much fun visiting the other sites you suggested! ~Justine