Use this collection of Montessori learning trays to teach colors and new vocabulary and to build fine motor skills in a fun sensory way. These Montessori learning trays are a useful tool to help your child with autism explore new textures and learn new skills.
I love the hands on aspect involved with a Montessori curriculum, as well as the interesting textures and self-directed, real world play. These Montessori learning tray ideas will help you invite Montessori learning into your home and build new skills along the way.
3 Montessori trays to engage your child with autism at home
Pinning clothes with mini clothespins from Dana’s Pink Ribbon
This simple activity build fine motor strength and precision. Have your child choose different fabrics, cut them into different shapes and pin them on the line. Use the opportunity to explore different textures and colors. Work on the vocabulary to explain the different colors (black, white, green), the different materials (felt, wood) and to name the different items used for the activities (tray, clothespins).
A colored salt tray from The Imagination Tree
This sensory activity is a great way to explore different textures and materials. You can also build vocabulary to describe the different materials used for the activity and the colors. If you are using buttons as pictured below, use the opportunity to talk about size differences (big and small) as well.
Grating soap tray from Sugar, Spice & Glitter
This is such a fun and simple way to engage your child, keep him or her entertained and build both fine motor skills and sensory skills.
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Montessori Learning Trays
Use these Montessori learning trays to teach your child with autism or other special needs to explore materials in a fun and sensory way and to learn and develop new skills.
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