Here is a collection of tray activities that we used in 2012. Enjoy!
Color Matching (2's and 3's) -
Plexi-glass page holder, turned on its side, felt and clips.
Pushing and pulling golf tees from floral foam, balancing marbles on top. (2's and 3's - 2's without the marbles.)
Using tweezers to remove kernels from Indian Corn. (3's)
Color Sorting (2's and 3's) -
Draw desired colors on butcher paper and find items around the room that are the same colors.
Pushing chenille stems through Styrofoam egg carton cups (2's and 3's).
Sorting dyed pasta by color (2's and 3's).
Picking up marbles and placing them on suction cups (3's).
Sorting straws by size (2's and 3's).
Matching numbered cards to numbered clothespins (3's).
Pushing small pom poms through holes in a toothbrush holder (3's).
Spooning corn kernels into small pumpkins (3's).
Pouring water from small pitcher to cup (3's).
Transferring pony beads with fingers or using a strawberry huller (3's).
Transferring gems into a lipstick holder (3's).
Transferring straw pieces with tongs (3's).
Pushing thin straws into empty water bottles (2's and 3's).
Transferring cotton balls to an ice cube tray using a clothespin (3's).
Transferring pom poms (2's and 3's).
Clipping clothespins around a basket (2's and 3s).
Transferring bears using tongs (1:1 correspondence - 2's and 3's).
Attaching clothespins (2's and 3's).
Color sorting with bug catchers and large pom poms (2's and 3's).
Paint tray, unifix cubes and a strawberry huller (3's).
Transferring bells using a strawberry huller (3's).
Large bells, tongs, and a tray (2's and 3's).