I’m excited at the thought of creating treasure baskets for grandbabies. And I’ll be able to start creating them soon … I’ll become a grandmother in November!
Treasure baskets are important in Montessori baby environments. I previously published a post on How to Make a Treasure Basket for Your Baby. You’ll find a lot of basic treasure basket information there along with links to some great ideas for treasure baskets from around the blogosphere.
I recommend using traditional materials for your first treasure baskets: items that are metal, wooden, natural, fabric and leather and that avoid the use of plastic. Later on, you could include themed treasure baskets that might include an occasional plastic item that fits with your theme.
Today, I want to share some ideas for themed treasure baskets for babies (and young toddlers). While it isn’t necessary to create themed treasure baskets, they’re fun to prepare, and they can be a wonderful way to introduce new concepts and vocabulary.
Themed Treasure Baskets
Counting Coconuts has lots of fabulous ideas for themed treasure baskets:
- Treasure Basket: Black & White
- Treasure Basket: Kitchen
- Treasure Basket: Wood (I and II)
- Treasure Basket: Red (or another color)
- Treasure Basket: Rings
- Treasure Basket: Brushes
- Treasure Basket: Reflective
- Treasure Basket: Spheres
- Treasure Basket: Cubes
- Treasure Basket: Instruments
- Treasure Basket: Soft (Photo)
- Treasure Basket: Sounds
- Treasure Basket: Puzzles
How We Montessori also used a number of fun treasure basket themes (Discovery Basket Ideas)
- Ball Basket
- Kitchen Utensils
- Farm Animals
- Rattle/Shaker Basket
- Finger Puppets
Here are some other great ideas for themed treasure baskets from around the blogosphere:
Circles Treasure Basket from The Imagination Tree
Treasure Baskets (with a variety of themes) from Net Mums
Themed Treasure Baskets from Wildflower Ramblings
Themed Sensory Baskets from Toys Naturally
Treasure Basket: Primary Colors from Our Montessori Home
Treasure Basket: Fall from Our Montessori Home
Treasure Basket: Bathroom from Our Montessori Home
Exploring Textures through Balls from Plain Vanilla Mom
Shiny Treasure Basket and Wood Treasure Basket at From Chalkboards to Strollers
Exploring Sound Treasure Basket from Childhood 101
Treasure Basket: Toiletries from Our Montessori Home
Travel Size Baby Treasure Basket from The Imagination Tree
A Scented Treasury Basket for Sarah (this particular one is prepared for a toddler) from An Everyday Story
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