Monday, July 16, 2012

Sorting Tray - Colored pom-poms


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!

3 comments :

TheTamFam said...

I remember my mom did that with me when I was little, only I think she used a 6 hole muffin tin instead of veggie tray. Great fun & learning opportunity!

Mari-Ann said...

What a great tray!

Carter Clan said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!