It's been awhile since I posted new trays. For the month of April, we have some new Easter-themed ones out and I think they turned out to be pretty cute.
This first tray is all about color matching. I reused some of the yogurt cups from our Dr. Seuss trays, and made more for the colors we didn't already have. I shredded paper to make the yogurt cups look more like nests, but you could also attach matching pipe cleaners to the top and make them look like Easter baskets instead. I hot glued googly eyes and felt triangles to make pom poms look like baby birds. So, there are 4 different items Boogie can color match- cups, paper, eggs and birds. There is also the open and close component with the eggs. We can do some pretend play. Boogie will probably do some dumping of paper, birds, and/or eggs. And we can count up to 6.
I found these hopping rabbits at Target, I am pretty sure. I reused the yogurt cups from our frog trays so Boogie can color sort. We can also count by color or total. And use fine motor skills to make the rabbits hop either around the room or into the cups.
These cute little rabbits are from a "jacks" game from a dollar store. Boogie will use the spoon to practice his fine motor skills and scoop them into the openings. Some of the rabbits have blue tummies and some don't, so he could make a pattern or sort them. We can count them by total or by tummy color.
There were 50 erasers for $1 at Target! Score! Boogie can use the tweezers (fine motor skills) to sort them. We can count them by total or type as well. We can identify what they are and talk about the relationships (rabbits eat carrots. Ducks hatch from eggs). We can also talk about colors.
The hungry bunny game that I posted about last week is on one of Boogie's trays.
And we are re-using some old play dough with our Easter cookie cutters.
Besides our trays, we are celebrating Easter with DIY Resurrection Eggs and activities, an Easter sensory bin with DIY nesting eggs and Boogie also enjoyed a bunny muffin tin meal
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