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Tot Tray Tuesday Showcase: Week 5

It is that time once again to present the tot trays we’ll be using this week. I thought we would switch up our focus and begin to work more with sorting. Our letter this week is the letter I, so I also incorporated a little bit of that in our theme for our trays.

Here we go with week five.


This tray was designed to work on number value when counting. I cut up an egg tray to make the base to transfer blue gems into. And then printed out the 1,2,3 from 1+1+1=1


Working with clothespins, for this tray the object is to color match and attach the clothespins to the colored craft sticks. We're working with fine motor skills here.


This tray involves color sorting different objects intro different compartments.


Here we have Bumblebees discovery bottles for this week. In the first one we have blue gems with water. The second one has colored craft sticks. This is going to be a fun way for Bumblebee to explore objects in a safe way.

So, we have some newer challenges to work through with Ladybug, and some fun discovery bottles with Bumblebee. I am lucky to have my husband home this week to help out a bit with tot school. Yay!

Wondering where I got the printout for tray #1? Checkout here for tons of resources for schooling your kiddo. In fact many of the concepts we use in our trays are inspired by using the principles of this page.

This week we will be getting out and about a lot as a family, it is our three year wedding anniversary on Thursday. Double yay for family time. Hope everyone else is having a good week.

Check out here to see how this week went in tot school.


Tot Tray Tuesday: Week #3

Take a look at this week’s Tot Trays. We are expanding out a bit and working on our matching, and counting skills. And a little bit of craftiness thrown into the mix as well.


An abacus inspired, number matching activity. I used a sheet of foam, pipe cleaners, and wooden beads to make this.


Letter G Puzzle from, I cut it out and glued it to a foam sheet so it is more graspable for toddler hands.


Our crafty tray, coffee filters to be colored with markers. And then experimenting with the spray bottle with color mixing.

I had a lot of fun putting these trays together, I can’t wait to see how Ladybug takes to them.

If you would like to link up with your tot trays for this week feel free to add it to the link up. Happy Tot Schooling to all!