6 Ways to Organize Small Toys

We can never get enough storage and organizing ideas, especially for small toys and game pieces. Here are a few simple ways to organize small toys. Have you tried any of these?

Ideas for organizing materials in the playroom - Preschool Toolkit

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Playing with blocks, toy cars and small manipulatives is lots of fun and great for fine motor skills, but clean up can be a chore. There are just so many loose pieces to gather up!

To encourage kids to help with clean up, make it a part of the activity by sorting colors, counting cars and reading labels together.

Ensure easier clean up by making containers accessible and simple to use.

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Plastic peach baskets with handles are perfect for blocks or toy cars, and can be carried conveniently from the play area to the shelf.

Tips for organizing small toys for easy clean up - Preschool Toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee cans make great storage containers. I covered the cans with labels printed on white paper then added the pictures. The plain paper can be colored by the children as an art project.

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I bought holiday napkins in this box. The empty box was sturdy enough for small toy parts.

Make clean up easy with these tips for storing small toys - Preschool Toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tissue boxes are useful for sorting small game pieces or manipulatives. Collect several of the same size so they line up side by side on a shelf.

Make cleanup easy with these tips for storing small toys - Preschool Toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divided trays such as this one can be found in the produce section of the grocery store, and used to sort supplies for a small group activity.

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This is one of my favorite organizers. It is a plastic mold for making frozen juice pops. It is ideal for sorting and displaying materials in the art corner.

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Change out the contents of the ice pop mold and use it as a pencil caddy!


Do you have ideas for organizing you'd like to share?

 

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