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My group has really enjoyed the new activity trays I created. I love this cart from Discount School Supply that can be used in so many ways.
I bought the cart for additional activities that I can’t leave out because of our mixed age group. They are mostly used during free time and kids choose their activity tray and put it back when they are done.
This one is for counting. The bunny/egg picks are from The Dollar Tree. (They are for cupcakes & come with cupcake liners).
This piece of foam came with a basket I bought there so I made this for counting out the picks. It held up long enough for us but I also bought more foam pieces to use if needed.
This one just is just decorative sand (found at the thrift store – originally for decorating) for spooning into the ice cube tray. I love this mini tray I found at the thrift store. It’s great for activities like this. I later added a funnel for clean up.
Paint tray (colored with Sharpies) for transferring “pokey balls” with tongs.
Hammering tees – this one should have had thicker foam for pounding in the nails but they still liked this tray.
Spring flower arranging. Least popular tray but then again, I have all boys currently.
This tray is very popular. Prism Easter eggs and flower shapes from The Dollar Tree. Matching and just fine motor fun.
This activity proved challenging. It’s not easy for little hands to pump water! They loved to try though.
Same story here – the little sprayer isn’t easy for small hands but great to work on. Towel for drying.
Letter Mazes – put in sheet protectors & use dry erase marker
Dry erase board/marker for drawing shapes
Number stamping traySorting by size
Number/shape mats with foam shapes (from Mother Goose Time March 2013 curriculum)
Green & yellow pom poms and tongs in the mini ice tray
I’ll be sharing more of our activity trays in the future!