Activities for care of self are a very important part of the Montessori curriculum. They’re especially important for helping children develop both coordination and independence. At the same time, dressing frames are often among the least-popular materials in Montessori schools.
While the dressing frames are still important for Montessori schools, there are DIY versions and alternatives that work well for homeschools and other preschools. This is an area where you can easily save some money and get the same results!
DIY Montessori Dressing Frames
Promoting Independent Dressing – Montessori Inspired (with dressing frames created using document frames, old clothes, and a staple gun) from Child Central Station. Also includes the Montessori way for a preschooler to put on a coat independently.
We Made Dressing Frames from Toddler Approved (using picture frames, old clothes, and a staple gun)
DIY: Montessori Dressing Frames for Toddlers from Montessori for Infants and Toddlers
Dressing Frames & Other Goodwill Finds from Havin’ Fun Yet?
Dressing Frames from Homemade Montessori
Montessori Dressing Frames from 54 Stitches
DIY Dressing Frame Alternatives
Dressing Basket from Montessori ici
Dressing Basket from Harvesting Kale
Cold Weather Dressing Basket by Jessie from The Education of Ours at Mommy Moment
Dressing Board from Simply Montessori
Dressing Vests from Grin Mama Blues
Button Snake from Counting Coconuts
Cheap and Easy Button Snake from Jonah Lisa Land
Felt Snakes for Boys from What DID We Do All Day?
Button Board from Rockabye Butterfly
Flower Button Board from Chasing Cheerios (photo at the top of this post)
Dressing Frame Presentations
Dressing Frames from Montessori Primary Guide
Montessori – Practical Life – Dressing Frame – Zipper Video from Montessori Primary Guide
Montessori – Practical Life – Dressing Frame – The Buckle Video from Montessori Primary Guide
Montessori Practical Life Dressing frame: hook and eye Video from Montessori Primary Guide
Montessori – Practical Life – Dressing Frame – Lacing Video from Montessori Primary Guide
Dressing Frames from Montessori World
Have you used dressing frames or an alternative for your child or classroom?
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