Close to the top of the list of my must-have homeschooling tools for my Littles and Middles are my learning trays.
They are a great way of organizing learning games and tools, designating learning “areas”, and making learning mobile.
I have three wooden trays that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. They have a nice variety of sizes to accommodate your needs. Personally, I like the two larger sizes. They give the kids a little more space to spread out.
I painted each of the trays with acrylic paint. Two of them I splurged on by decorating them a bit, and I the largest one I painted a solid green. I then coated them with a clear protectant to keep the paint from being chipped off.
I filled the largest tray with sand for our preschooler, Ms. Giggles (4), to practice her letter-writing in. I draw a letter in the sand, and she copies that letter. This is one of her favorite ways of practicing her writing skills.
We use the other learning trays with the parts of speech identification and sentence forming exercises…
…learning to identify and count money…
…putting together tangrams…
…and with fraction circles, just to name a few!
I am always looking for new learning ideas and projects to use the trays for.
Always in God’s hands,
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