Here’s an activity that resonates with the phrase “less is more”. Basically, I set three picture cards in one side of the tray, and three words that correspond with the pictures on the other side. In the middle are three cups in which to place each match. Anyway, I was tempted at first to try and have my daughter match all of the dozens of cards at once, but she would have quickly become overwhelmed and disinterested. Having only 3 cards that need matching allows her to quickly do the activity and get practice all by herself! I told her that each day I will rotate which cards need to be matched. A fun and easy daily activity.
This activity utilizes printables from the Montessori Print Shop. I purchased the Montessori At Home eBook from there, and it was quite a deal.