Montessori-Inspired Geometry Activities Using Wooden Shapes and Free Printables

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Montessori-Inspired Geometry Activities Using Wooden Shapes and Free Printables
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Ideas of Montessori-Inspired Spielgaben Activities

Check out my original Spielgaben review (with examples of Montessori-inspired activities as shown in the collage above) to find out more about Spielgaben educational toys. Briefly, Spielgaben toys are exceptionally high-quality educational toys designed for ages 3-12. They come with over 1,000 pages of supplementary learning materials that help you as a parent or teacher easily use Spielgaben toys educationally with your child and/or students. All of the instructional materials are digital PDFs that can be printed out or viewed on any device.

Montessori-Inspired Color Activities Using Wooden Toys and Free Printables

Montessori-Inspired Color Activities Using Wooden Toys and Free Printables

 Montessori-Inspired Color Activities Using Wooden Toys and Free Printables

Montessori-Inspired Math Activities Using Wooden Beads and Free Printables

Montessori-Inspired Math Activities Using Wooden Beads and Free Printables

Montessori-Inspired Geometry Activities Using Spielgaben Wooden Shapes and Free Printables

Spielgaben Wood Tablets

Today, I want to share some ideas for using Spielgaben wooden parquetry tablets and free printables to create Montessori-inspired math activities. The parquetry tablets are the Froebel Gift #7. These are fabulous for reinforcing more advanced shape names such as isosceles triangle. Just sorting the shapes into the proper section of the divided box is a helpful activity for young preschoolers.

You’ll find an amazing variety of ways to use the Spielgaben tablets in the resource materials that come with each complete Spielgaben set.  I’m adding to those ideas today by sharing some free printables from around the blogosphere and ideas for using Spielgaben in a Montessori-friendly environment.

The Spielgaben wooden tablets look similar to pattern blocks you’ll often find at educational stores, although the Spielgaben tablets have some different colors and shapes. You can create designs using cards for pattern blocks with the Spielgaben tablets, although the Spielgaben tablets don’t include a hexagon or trapezoid. Those can be created from more than one tablet, which is a great exercise in spacial awareness.

Wooden Tablets Designs and Matching Activity

Wooden Tablets Designs and Matching Tray

Wooden Tablets Designs and Matching Tray

This activity is the only one that doesn’t use a free printable (other than the more than 1000 printables that come with the Spielgaben set). This uses an object recognition and comparison worksheet from Worksheet 7. Rather than having an activity for drawing lines to match the objects, I cut apart the worksheet to make a hands-on activity.

I used a large plastic tray from Montessori Services for each of the activities along with the exact number and type of Spielgaben tablets needed. I add small containers to organize the small pieces on my activity trays, which I’ve done here.

Wooden Tablets Designs and Matching Layout

Wooden Tablets Designs and Matching Layout

I typically lay activities out on Montessori Services rugs. There were 4 shapes on the worksheet. I used 3 for this activity, although I’d use only one, such as the car, for  a young child.

Letter Design Tray

Letter S Design Tray

Letter S Design Tray

For this activity, I used the free Alphabet Pattern Block Cards from Making Learning Fun. This would be a great extension for work with the Montessori sandpaper letters.

Jessica’s Corner of Cyberspace also has Free Pattern Block Mats with some letters and other designs. If you’d like to focus on numbers, Confessions of a Homeschooler has free 1-20 Pattern Block Cards along with other free pattern block cards.

Blue Constructive Triangles Extension

Blue Constructive Triangles Extension

Blue Constructive Triangles Extension

This is an extension of the Montessori constructive triangles. I shared an extension of the Montessori constructive triangles in my original Spielgaben review post. I used the free constructive triangles printables from Livable Learning. Today, I used the cards with the 8 basic shapes from Box #1 with no black line for a control.

Blue Constructive Triangles Extension - Layout

Blue Constructive Triangles Extension – Layout

Christmas Wreath Pattern Block Tray

Christmas Wreath Pattern Block Tray

Christmas Wreath Pattern Block Tray

PreKinders also has some free pattern block cards. You’ll even find some Christmas pattern block cards at PreKinders. Note: Spielgaben has fun printables with Christmas activities using more than one type of Spielgaben toy.

Special Deal on Spielgaben Educational Toys

Spielgaben Educational Toys – Complete Set

Spielgaben Educational Toys – Complete Set

13 sequential Spielgaben sets made of environmentally sustainable and non-toxic children friendly materials.
3 wooden multi-set trays with chessboard lid that stores all of the 13 sets neatly and efficiently and help children pack and unpack effortlessly.
Learning Resources : 8 to 12 years worth of learning activities and lessons including full colour digital format of 4 sets user guides, over 30 sets interactive worksheets, 65 inspiration cards and many more…

I highly recommend Spielgaben as an amazing educational material for home or school. Even though the toys aren’t inexpensive, they’re definitely worth the price because of the high quality of materials and number of years your children or students can use them. The Spielgaben complete set is currently $388 USD ($405 AUD or £240 GBP), including shipping to USA, AU, or UK. If you go to the Spielgaben Contact Form and send Spielgaben an email mentioning Living Montessori Now, you will be contacted by Spielgaben and given the special price of $342 USD ($360 AUD or  £214 GBP), including shipping to USA, AU, or UK. Spielgaben is also available in Canada, although shipping to Canada is $52 USD ($55 AUD).

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