I always love seasonal Montessori-oriented activities because of the added interest. Now is a great time to put out Easter activities, and there are lots of wonderful Montessori-inspired Easter activities available online. The activity in the photo (by Kerri from Elle Belle’s Bows) is a fun twist on Montessori sound boxes. UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Elle Belle’s Bows blog has been deleted.
The sound set in the photo was designed for a 2-year-old and is a great idea for young children. Kerri also has creative ideas for materials to put in a 12-piece set.
To avoid difficulties with your child trying to match the colors, you could create a set similar to one in the following photo.
I created the above set using the principles of the traditional Montessori sound boxes, which have six sound cylinders with red tops and six sound cylinders with blue tops. The eggs won’t be as colorful as a multi-colored set but will isolate the difficulty in the matching of sounds.
Here are links to some other wonderful Montessori-inspired Easter activities which are often appropriate for preschoolers through early elementary:
Our Trays ~ April from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments
Easter Egg Smelling Set from Homemade Montessori
Word Family Eggs from Kids Matter via 1+1+1=1. This may not have been intended as a Montessori-inspired activity, but it works perfectly as one if you put the eggs in a basket neatly on a low shelf that’s available for your child.
Easter Art from Mommy Moment
Easter Posts from Montessori Preschool
Easter Trays and Activities from Our Country Road
10 Fun Learning Games Using Plastic Eggs from Playing House
Ready for April from To the Lesson!
UPDATE: For Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities published after this post, see my 2012 Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities.
More Easter Activity Ideas:
There are also lots of links to Easter activities of all kinds in our Living Montessori Now Community. Please add your Easter post links there as well!
Wishing you and your child lots of Easter fun!
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