Montessori Activities for Toddlers: Alphabet Sensory Bin and Hanging Laundry


Are you looking for some cheap, fun, and easy activities that support learning for your toddler?

You’ve come to the right place.  Every week I’m sharing 1-2 Montessori based activities that you can create and share with your toddlers.

Check out my first post here for an explanation of why Montessori works, as well as two other activities for your toddler.

Below are links to the rest of my activities:

Shape Sorting and Open/Close Tray

Frog/Turtle Sensory Bin and Play-dough/Noddle Threading

Flower Sensory Bin and Buttons with Pipe Cleaners

Valentine’s Sensory Bin and Discovering Smells

Underwater Sensory Bin and Learning to Buckle

Button Snake and Bugs/Grass Sensory Bin

Go check them out and tell me what you think!

1. Sensory Bin: Alphabet


Materials: Rice and foam alphabet letters.


 Toddlers enjoy finding objects.  It is one of their favorite things to do, and that’s why sensory bins like this one capture their interest.  Each time my daughter found a letter, she would either say the name of the letter or ask me what it was.

2. Hanging Laundry


Materials: Felt clothes, wood plank, wooden dowel, twine, wood glue, and small containers for the clothes and clothespins. Below I will show you the clothes that I made with felt.

Underwear and Socks


My daughter thinks the bras are sunglasses.  It’s pretty hilarious.

Skirts and Dresses




Sleeveless Shirts






Felt Girls


I decided to make some girls out of felt that my daughter could dress with the felt clothes.  They aren’t perfectly symmetrical, but who is?


Here are the small clothespins.  You can find them on Amazon or at Michaels.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and I invite you to join me next week for another Montessori activity for your toddler.

*These activities are my own, and are not sponsored by any Montessori organization.




15 Comments Add yours

  1. Confessions1rst says:

    I love the “hanging laundry” activity it’s adorable!

  2. Jasmine says:

    Oh my goodness I am in LOVE! I would absolutely die for a playdate at your house! My daughter would go nuts. 🙂 So fun! I’ll definitely be trying!

  3. Becoming Mom says:

    Oh my word! This is such a cute and creative idea! I love activities that help my children foster their imagination. I think I will put this together!! 🙂

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