originally published: January 26, 2010
I got this idea from some Montessori-inspired blogs and friends. Basically, you use a simple veggie-tray for sorting things. You can sort by color, size, shape, texture....ANYTHING.
I bought this tray at a thrift store, and the first thing we have used it for is sorting by color.
I cut out different colors of paper and put them in the tray.
Then I had LM sort colored pom poms.
LM used tongs to add some fine motor skill practice.
We even changed out the colors a few times.
Easy to make, and LM has had so much fun with this!