Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Montessori Christmas Trays for Toddlers

To get into the holiday spirit, I've made some themed work for Nora and Henry. They both seem to be getting excited for Christmas and these make it even greater. Most of these are simple twists on Montessori work that they may already have on their shelves. These simple trays are being used in addition to their other Montessori materials. By adding the theme, it sometimes draws them in where interest had been lacking.

So, here's what's on their shelves --

Jingle Bell Spooning -- a simple twist on spooning for toddlers


Christmas 1:1 -- an early introduction to counting and math


Ripping Wrapping Paper -- I've noticed that Nora loves to rip things lately, this will help her practice ripping paper to open presents too.


Stuffing a Stocking -- a fun twist on an open and close work


Christmas Sensory Bottle Matching


Object Permanence Tree -- Henry likes this too but for him it was about counting and color sorting. For Nora its about placing an object in each small box.


Window Clings -- these are fun, and they encourage a care of the environment.


I also have Nativity-themed work around our home for them. Including a simple creche with hand-painted peg dolls for Nora and 3-part Nativity cards for Henry. 


I hope these ideas have helped give you some simple ideas to get into the holiday spirit! 

If you liked this post, check out -- Montessori at Christmas -- Finding Joy and Wonder; Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to FiveFor more Montessori-inspired ideas, see my Montessori Christmas Pinterest Board!

Have you prepared any Christmas-themed work for your toddler?





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2 comments:

  1. Nicole, can you share where you purchased this Christmas tree. Thank you.

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  2. Yeah, I also want to know: Where you purchased this Christmas tree. Thank you Nicole

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