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Friday, August 31, 2012

Contents & Containers

Containers & Cultural 

Practical Life

Eyedropper or syringe
water work


Transfer with spoon
shells, animal print & extra soft pom poms, acorns

Transfer with spoon

(spoon, tongs, tweezers)
shiny pom poms

Whole hand transfer 

Transfer with tongs
natural materials

hearts, "ice cubes," snowflakes
snowflakes also work for sorting

Transfer with tweezers
Christmas items & itty bitty things 

Sewing materials
buttons, "beads," things with loops


Matching (3 shown in this pic)
colorful wooden pieces

Other examples of object to object matching


"Moveable alphabet"
I'll cut these out

Montessori moveable alphabet

Stickers for sorting
includes seasonal & themed objects
looks like I'll need to post these separately

Other examples of Montessori sorting


  1. I love your blog! Where did you get your shaped sorting/ice trays? I've been trying to find them every where for my daughter and I'm struggling. Thank you!!

  2. Yay! Thank you so much for letting me know! I got the trays at EcoThrift, a local thrift store. They always have cool trays (I just saw one with fish). If you tell me what you're looking for, I might be able to get it and send it to you.