If you have a pond in your backyard or nearby, summer is a great time for a pond unit. And there are lots of wonderful ideas online for a Montessori-inspired pond unit. Most of the activities are appropriate for preschoolers through early elementary. Just choose activities that fit your child’s level and interests.
Counting Coconuts has a pond mini unit with lots of Montessori-inspired pond activities.
Homeschool Creations has a free Pond Life Preschool Pack with printables that can be made into Montessori 3-part cards and hands-on activities for Montessori-inspired trays.
ABC Teach has free fish-, salamander-, and turtle nomenclature cards.
PreKinders has a number of pond printables, songs, and activities that can be made into Montessori-inspired trays.
My Little Princess World has a pond unit with lots of Montessori-inspired activities. (This is an update in April 2012.)
Montessori Mom has links for frog activities.
The Adventures of Bear has a frog unit with lots of activities.
My Montessori Journey has frog life cycle work.
The Preschool Experiment has a Montessori-inspired frog unit. (This is an update with an 8/14/11 post.)
Montessori Mama has a Montessori-inspired tray for the song “5 Green and Speckled Frogs.”
UPDATE: I have a roundup post of frog activities: Montessori-Inspired Frog Activities for Leap Year or Anytime.
More Ideas for a Pond Unit Study on Pinterest
On Pinterest, I have more resources for a pond unit study for many age levels. The resources aren’t all Montessori resources, but there are many wonderful ideas to choose from to fit into a pond unit.
I’d love to hear about your pond activities!