ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Toddler Trays or Bags

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Toddler Trays or Bags

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From the Hive found inspiration for some toddler tray activities by looking through a Montessori catalog and putting together her own versions. Her toddler practices lacing, patterns, sequencing and more.

Adventures of a Flake shares several great toddler tray activities. This toothpick activity is just one of the many suggestions she gives.

Miller Moments demonstrates activity bins for several subject areas in her submitted post.

Carissa at 1+1+1=1 shares the "behind the scenes" on why & how she uses Tot Trays.

KC from The Wonder Years uses learning centers for exploration

Learning Objective - To have an area of my home dedicated to the free exploration of language, math and science.

This arrangement has promoted my children's independence in learning. Because they know everything in this unit is hands-on, they are free to explore what they choose.

Chasing Cheerios has a great idea for containers for toddler activity bags. See them in action, here and get ideas for what to put in them, here.

If you've got ideas on how to take learning on the go please let us know! We'd love to do a post on how you make your own Busy Bag activities.


  1. I have been looking for some ideas on how to put together montessori trays for jacob. This post is wonderful!

  2. Awesome. I am going to be jumping all over those links! Thank you

  3. Great ideas. We never did trays, but they are so cool.