Activities – Language

The Montessori grammar curriculum is truly amazing … a perfect hands-on way for children to understand grammar. Today, I’m sharing a number of traditional Montessori grammar activities and resources as well as some Montessori-inspired grammar activities. There are grammar activities for both 3-6 year olds and elementary-level students. Since

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Literature-based unit studies often fit well with Montessori education. Related hands-on activities are great extensions to  sharing books with children. May 13-19 is Children’s Book Week, which is a perfect time to add a literature-based unit study or mini unit. Today, I’d like to share some ideas for Montessori-inspired,

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I love preparing Christmas activities for kids, and I have lots of Montessori-inspired Christmas activities to share. Today, I had fun preparing a Montessori-inspired Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Montessori-Inspired Christmas Scavenger Hunt There are a number of ways to do a Montessori-inspired Christmas scavenger hunt. Montessori Mischief has a great

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Maria Montessori talked about hands-on materials much more than books. Still, books are very important in any Montessori-friendly home, homeschool classroom, or Montessori classroom. Along with hands-on activities, reading books is one of the best ways to reinforce interest-led learning and a love of learning in general. And there’s

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It’s the 15th of the month, and I have a fun new post at PreK + K Sharing! Today, I’m sharing links to lots of free printables with a beach theme that I’ve used to create Montessori-inspired language activities for young preschoolers to readers and children ready for creative

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It’s the 15th of the month, and I’m excited to be sharing links to three free printables that work well for creating Montessori-inspired activity trays for winter. At PreK + K Sharing, I tell how I used the printables to create Montessori-inspired activities that can be used for preschoolers

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I’ve already written about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters and a DIY alphabet box. Today, I’m writing about the movable alphabet, an important Montessori preparation for spelling, writing, and reading. The traditional Montessori movable alphabet uses wooden lowercase letters with blue vowels and red consonants. The classic wooden Montessori

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Last week in my post about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters, I said that my son absolutely loved Montessori sandpaper letters (Learning to Read Can Be Just a Fun Game). His favorite activity was matching the sandpaper letters to small objects, similar to activities using alphabet boxes. Today, I

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Sandpaper letters are one of the most commonly heard-of Montessori materials. My son absolutely loved them (Learning to Read Can Be Just a Fun Game). Montessori schools need to buy high-quality sandpaper letters (photo from To the Lesson!), but you can purchase inexpensive sandpaper letters or make your own

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The Montessori geometric cabinet and metal insets are among my favorite Montessori materials. They can be expensive for homeschoolers and environments other than Montessori schools, though. Fortunately, there are inexpensive alternatives. Although the geometric cabinet is considered a sensorial material and the metal insets are a language material (preparation

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Spring is a great time to focus on farm animals and activities. The Montessori grammar farm is a fun, hands-on way to use a farm theme to introduce grammar to preschoolers. The photo from Counting Coconuts shows a lovely example of a grammar farm. Counting Coconuts gives ideas and

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Many Montessori schools and homeschools introduce Spanish as well as English activities. Great times to place an extra emphasis on learning the Spanish language and introduction information about Mexico are Cinco de Mayo (May 5) and Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Although many of the Spanish-speaking Montessori bloggers

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