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Fruit Patterning using Printables from Playing House (Photo from Fun with Mama)

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Whether you use Montessori education or a more traditional form of teaching or homeschooling, free printables are invaluable for saving time and creating attractive, professional-looking activities.

Creating Montessori-Inspired Activity Trays

I already have a post with free Montessori materials online with links to many fantastic Montessori printables. Montessori printables are generally created for hand-on learning. Montessori activities are arranged attractively in baskets or trays on low shelves where preschoolers can easily choose their own activities.

Other printables can generally be made into Montessori-inspired activity trays with hands-on learning, too. Often small objects can be added to the activity or you can think of how the activity can be made reusable. Many times, the pieces can be cut apart and laminated. Remember, the younger your child is, the more important hands-on learning is.

Thank you to the bloggers who so generously share their free printables. There are so many great sites offering free printables. I’ll be focusing especially on sites that have lots of printables available in color. Here are some sites with lovely printables that can often be made into hands-on activity trays (listed in alphabetical order according to my computer):

Sites with Free Preschool Printables That Work Well for Activity Trays

1+1+1=1 Kindergarten Printables (containing specific kindergarten skills)

1+1+1=1 Pocket Chart Printables

1+1+1=1 Preschool Packs (themed printables similar to the tot packs but with added skills for ages 3-5)

Pom Pom Numbers (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

Pom Pom Numbers (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

1+1+1=1 Preschool Printables (including a section of Montessori printables) Photo from Pom Pom Numbers at 1+1+1=1.

1+1+1=1 Tot Books and Tot Packs (themed printables)

1+1+1=1 Tot School Printables (with a general target age of 2)

2 Teaching Mommies

3 Boys and a Dog

3 Dinosaurs

ABC Teach (Some printables are only available with membership, but many printables are free, including some Montessori printables)

M is for Mouse Puzzle and Magnet Work using Printable from All Our Days (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

M is for Mouse Puzzle and Magnet Work using Printable from All Our Days (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

All Our Days (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

Brill Kids

Bry-Back Manor

Busy Bee Kids Printables

Can Do Kinders

Childcareland.com

Children with Special Needs

Christian Preschool Printables

Classroom Freebies

Confessions of a Homeschooler

Counting Coconuts

Crystal & Co.

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids

Education.com

Empowering Little Learners

Enchanted Learning (has a membership section but also has free printables)

File Folder Fun

Fun with Mama

Gift of Curiosity

Have Fun Teaching

Homeschool Creations Before 5 in a Row (BFIAR) (literature-based studies)

Homeschool Creations Preschool Packs (themed printables)

Homeschool Creations Preschool Printables (includes non-themed printables)

Homeschool Share Before 5 in a Row Resources (Check out the other printables at Homeschool Share, too!)

Itsy Bitsy Learners (free printables along with printables available for purchase)

K-3 Teacher Resources

Kaboose

Kelly’s Kindergarten

Kiboomu!

KidSparkz (has a membership section but also has free printables)

KidsSoup (has a membership section but also has free printables)

Kiz Club

Kreative in Kinder

Lawteedah

Learn Create Love

Let’s Play Music

Love My Life x4

A is for Apples Activity Tray using Printable from Making Learning Fun (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

A is for Apples Activity Tray using Printable from Making Learning Fun (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

Making Learning Fun (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

Mama Jenn

Mama’s Learning Corner

Me & Marie Learning

Moo Moo’s Tutus

Mr Printables

Mrs. Miner’s Kindergarten Monkey Business

Musings of Me

Oopsey Daisy Mommy School

Elephant Cards and Peanuts Cards and Counters using Printable from Our Country Road (Photo from Our Country Road)

Elephant Cards and Peanuts Cards and Counters using Printable from Our Country Road (Photo from Our Country Road)

Our Country Road (often has photos of the activities on trays, such as the elephant and peanut cards and counters)

Our Jewish Homeschool Blog

Our Little Monkeys

Playing House (often has photos of the activities on trays) Photo at Top of Post from Fun with Mama.

Pocketful of Posies

PreK + K Sharing

Feed the Chickens Activity Tray using Printable from PreKinders (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Feed the Chickens Activity Tray using Printable from PreKinders (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

PreKinders (PreKinders Grid Game with photo from Counting Coconuts)

Pre-K Pages

Preschool Post

Preschool Powol Packets

Royal Baloo

School Sparks

Spell Outloud

Teachers Pay Teachers (Teachers Pay Teachers has printables for all levels, both free and to purchase. There are over 2,000 free printables for preschoolers. You have to register to download printables, but it’s free and the weekly newsletter has links to free resources each Sunday.)

Teacher’s Pet (a UK site, so look for Foundation Stage activities for ages 3-5)

Fruity Cheerios Sorting Tray (Photo from The Princess and the Tot)

Fruity Cheerios Sorting Tray (Photo from The Princess and the Tot)

The Daycare Resource ConnectionThe Christian Home School Hub has unlimited downloads for $1 per year membership to access the site. (Here’s a link to an example of foreign language printables available through the site.)

The Linton Academy

The Moffat Girls

The Princess and the Tot (photo of Fruity Cheerios Sorting)

The Wise Owl Factory

Tired, Need Sleep

Totally Tots (thematic posts with links to printables from sites listed here)

Totschooling

Twinkl

Do you have  a favorite site or sites for printables that you use for activity trays?

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