Montessori Monday – Themed Treasure Baskets for Babies

Montessori-Inspired Respect for Diversity
Thank You's for June 2013

Themed Treasure Baskets for Babies

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! :) :) :)

How to Make a Treasure Basket for Your BabyTreasure 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 - Soft (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Treasure Basket – Soft (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

  • 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)

Themed Treasure Baskets (How We Montessori)

Themed Treasure Baskets (How We Montessori)

  • Ball Basket
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Brushes
  • Farm Animals
  • Rattle/Shaker Basket
  • Finger Puppets

Here are some other great ideas for themed treasure baskets from around the blogosphere:

Circles Treasure Basket (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Circles Treasure Basket (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

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 (Photo from Our Montessori Home)

Treasure Basket – Toiletries (Photo from Our Montessori Home)

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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