Montessori cultural activities typically include geography, history, general science, botany and zoology, music, and art.
By following Montessori principles, you can add activities to a low shelf or shelves grouped together in the appropriate curriculum area. You don’t need to have the complete cultural curriculum or school-quality materials.
For instance, I just had the complete set of beautiful, wooden maps because of the Montessori school I previously owned. In our homeschool, the cultural materials were compressed into a few shelves in our homeschool and rotated regularly. Also, art activities aren’t visible in the photo because I placed the art activities near the writing activities.
Cultural Activities and Links
I’ve included links to a number of sites that have helpful, free Montessori cultural activities and/or albums.
Here’s a video introduction to Montessori cultural activities.
Here are links to some sites with Montessori cultural activities:
Info Montessori included the cultural subjects in the language section because the Montessori cultural activities have an important language component. Info Montessori has discussions of art, music and dance, geography, history, biological science, and physical science.
I have a wonderful free American Montessori Society (AMS) Geography Album made by Karen Tyler of World Wide Montessori for anyone who signs up for my newsletter/mailing list through the sidebar opt-in form.
Here’s a video on how to present the Montessori continent map.
North American Montessori Center has a Montessori science overview and posts on other cultural activities.
Monteaco has a culture album for ages 3-6 with geography, history, biology, and general science activities. Monteaco also has history and biology albums for ages 6-9. In addition it has the Great Lessons.
Miss Barbara has lesson ideas and links for the Great Lessons.
Montessori Mom has a section on cultural activities with links in the left sidebar connected to geography and biology activities.
For more free downloadable cultural activities, see my post Free Montessori Materials Online.
I have a category of posts of cultural activities.
Does your child have a favorite cultural area?