Montessori-Inspired Pond Unit

Pond Nomenclature Cards with Wooden Letters (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Pond Nomenclature Cards with Wooden Letters (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

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.

Pond Sensory Bin (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

Pond Sensory Bin (Photo from 1+1+1=1)

1+1+1=1 has a pond unit with a pond sensory bin and pond theme printables (including Montessori nomenclature and match-up cards).

Frog Definition Set (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)

Frog Definition Set (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)

Montessori Print Shop has free frog materials and a number of attractive but inexpensive materials related to frogs, fish, turtles, and snails.

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.)

Frog-Themed Sensory Bin (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

Frog-Themed Sensory Bin (Photo from Jada Roo Can Do)

Jada Roo Can Do has a frog-themed sensory bin. Update: Jada Roo Can Do added a 5 Little Ducks Sensory Bin.

Montessori Mom has links for frog activities.

Using Chopsticks to Transfer Frogs to the Log (Photo by Julie at the Adventures of Bear)

Using Chopsticks to Transfer Frogs to the Log (Photo by Julie at the Adventures of Bear)

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.

I have a post with Montessori-Inspired Turtle Activities.

More Ideas for a Pond Unit Study on Pinterest

 

Pinterest - Pond Unit Study
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! :)


smart summer button '11

Vote For Us @ Top Mommy Blogs

Latest Comments
    • Deb
      Twitter:
    • Deb
      Twitter:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 2 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 3)