It’s Montessori Monday and time for one of the early science activities in Montessori education – living and non-living! After learning about living and non-living, preschoolers study plants and animals and the classifications of plants and animals. There are many helpful resources online to introduce your preschooler or class to the concepts of living and non-living.
Living and Non-Living Resources
Montessori at Home shows Zoology and Taxonomy starting with living and non-living.
One Hook Wonder uses Karen Tyler’s album presentation (from World Wide Montessori Online) to introduce Living and Non-Living (including the four characteristics of living things – photo at top of this post) and Once Living. The living/non-living/once-living presentations are from Karen Tyler’s botany album.
Kingdom of the Pink Princesses shows a progression of trays using Karen Tyler’s album presentation of Living/Non-Living/Once-Living.
Montessori Tidbits also introduces Living and Non-Living based on Karen Tyler’s album presentation.
Jojoebi has free Living and Non-Living 3-Part Cards.
Talibiddeen Jr. Companion Blog has a free printable Living Non Living Sort.
Homemade Montessori has free printable Living and Non-Living and 5-Kingdom Cards.
Montessori Print Shop has Living and Non-Living Things available for purchase with photo cards, an outline showing the characteristics of living and non-living things, and a control chart.
ETC Press has free Living and Non-Living, Plant and Animal Cards.
My Montessori Journey has Living and Non-Living Work with a printable sorting page.
Counting Coconuts made a felt pouch for Living and Non-Living Cards.
It’s easy to put together hands-on living and non-living activities. And it’s a great start to helping your child understand science.
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