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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