Montessori Monday: Toddler Snack Tray

There isn't necessarily anything "montessori" about a toddler snack tray. In fact, they are all over pinterest and most of them are more about keeping organized and limiting excessive snacking. At our house, we've been trying out a snack tray - with a bit of a montessori twist! 

The twist is basically that we keep it at a height that Kale can reach. Kale is very independent and will help himself to a snack when he feels hungry. The advantage of having all the snacks in a tray is that he can easily handle it and we don't have to worry about an entire box of crackers ending up on the kitchen floor. 

Kale enjoys being able to pick out his own snack and it's nice that the choices are all laid out for him. This limits the chances of him waking into the living room at 7pm with a box of a pasta and the fits that ensue when we tell him that it's too late for pasta.

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  1. Is it ever too late for pasta? Honestly?

  2. Lovin' the smile in the last picture!

    1. Ah - you were able to tell this was a smile. You're clearly a dedicated reader :)

  3. Hahaha - Emily took the words right out of my mouth! but this is a great idea, going to try it with seba!

  4. I love your Montessori-inspired snack tray ... and great photos as usual, Randalin! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

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    For the record, I'm taking parenting notes!

  6. We sort of do this. I keep a snack trap on a little table for E during the day so he can have it if he needs to. Same with his little water bottle. Unfortunately, he usually feeds his snack to the dogs...

  7. Ah you get the pasta last thing at night, a get it first thing in the morning. What is it with toddlers and pasta. we tried a toddler snack tray at goblin height but found it increased his snackage so we've gone back to him having to ask for stuff. I might try it again in a few months and see if the increase was just a novelty value thing