Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Activities for the New Year

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Happy almost New Year! Today, I want to share some Montessori-inspired activities to start off the New Year. Some of the activities are for New Year’s Eve while others are for themes that work well for the beginning of the year.

Montessori-Inspired Activities for the New Year

Montessori-Inspired Activities for the New Year

Montessori-Inspired New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day Activities

The Moon and New Years from Montessori Mom (for Montessori birthday celebration ideas, see Activity of the Week – Montessori Birthday Celebration)

New Year's Eve Sensory Bin (Photo from JDaniel4's Mom)

New Year’s Eve Sensory Bin (Photo from JDaniel4’s Mom)

New Year’s Eve Sensory Bin, New Year’s Eve Activities, and Chopsticks Transfer and Noise Maker Shakers from JDaniel4’s Mom

New Year’s Countdown Sensory Bin from What’s Fun Today?

New Years Eve Sensory Tub from Teaching Mama

New Year’s Number Sensory Tub from Mom’s Heart

Montessori-Inspired Calendar/Season Activities

Activity of the Week – Montessori-Inspired Months and Seasons Work

Free Winter Puzzles (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Free Winter Puzzles and Calendar Materials available for purchase from Montessori Print Shop (All Montessori Print Shop Materials are 20% off January 1-7 with the discount code HNY2013EEM)

Free Four Seasons Charts with Control Chart, Seasons Puzzles, and Seasons Matching Cards from The Helpful Garden

Montessori-Inspired Winter Unit

Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities
Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities (my roundup post)

Montessori-Inspired Arctic and Antarctic Unit

Montessori-Inspired Arctic and Antarctic Unit

Montessori-Inspired Arctic and Antarctic Unit (my roundup post)

Kid’s New Year’s Activities Pinterest Board

Follow Deb @ Living Montessori Now’s board Kids’ New Year’s Activities on Pinterest.

For New Year’s Eve Activities of all kinds and for a variety of ages, check out my Kids’ New Year’s Activities Pinterest Board. You’ll find two previous posts of mine on it, too: Starting and Nurturing New Year’s Traditions and Preparing for New Year’s Family Celebrations.

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.

Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky at 6:00 a.m. EST each Monday and keep the linky open throughout the week.

Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. Let’s use Montessori Monday to gain inspiration/ideas and to encourage each other! If you would leave an encouraging comment on the post linked up ahead of you (along with any other posts you’re drawn to), that would be awesome! Thanks for participating!


You’ll find a Pinterest Pinning Party in our Living Montessori Now Community (featured on the welcome page). That’s for any kid-related posts whether they’re Montessori-inspired or not. Please feel free to add posts there as well! (If you join our Living Montessori Now Community, your blog feed (post excerpts) will show up on the Living Montessori Now Community Welcome Page if you add your blog link when you sign up. It’s an easy way to get extra attention for your blog posts.)

If you have a giveaway on your blog, please add it to my Family-Friendly Giveaway Linky Page! If you enjoy entering giveaways, you’ll always find some great giveaways there.

Also, if you’ve ever been linked to in one of my roundup posts, please feel free to grab the “Featured on” badge.

I hope you and your family have a fabulous 2013!

Please check that you’ve added the Montessori Monday button or linked back so that others can find the link-up, too! Thank you!

Learn more about my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! I’m also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!

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