Here is a free printable you can utilize to create one of our favorite Montessori trays in our toddler classroom.
This tray focuses on children's fine motor skills as well as their ability to recognize shapes.
To create a version of this tray at home utilizing things you probably already have, you will need to:
- Find an empty box to utilize. We used a tissue box and wrapped the bottom of ours in paper to cover the label and make it look a bit cleaner!
- Cut a small slit in the bottom of the tissue box (Approximately 3 inches in length).
- Print out the shapes using our free printable. We recommend printing on cardstock and laminating the shapes for an increase in durability!
- Allow your child to explore putting the shapes into the box and building their fine motor skills!