Activities – Sensorial

Mystery bags are typically popular sensorial materials in Montessori schools and homeschools. They’re often used with geometric solids, but I love that they can be used for many different activities. They’re a great way to add interest to many sensorial activities. Today, I’m sharing a number of ideas for

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I published a post previously about “Montessori Practical Life Materials I Recommend Buying.” Today, I want to share ideas of sensorial materials I recommend homeschoolers buy. I’m always hesitant to give my opinion since each homeschool is unique. Because I’ve often been asked, I’m going to give some recommendations.

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I had fun putting together a practical life and sensorial activity for Easter. It also includes a rainbow theme. I’m calling it an Easter egg rainbow. This activity could work especially well even before St. Patrick’s Day when Easter is in March or early April. Disclosure: This post contains

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Montessori color-mixing activities are popular activities in Montessori schools and homeschools. Color-mixing activities are great at any time of the year, but they’re especially fun for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime in the spring or summer as ways to create rainbows of color. Today, I’d like to share some

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spielgaben. All opinions are honest and my own. Today, I’m happy to share some fun extensions for work with geometric solids, including mathematical reasoning, fine motor skills, and even manners. My Previous Spielgaben Posts:   Check out my

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Sensorial activities to refine each sense are an important part of Montessori education. I have lots of Montessori sensorial resources here: Montessori Sensorial Activities. Following are some ideas from around the blogosphere for preparing and presenting Montessori tasting activities. Disclosure: This post contains a Montessori Services affiliate link at

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Along with practical life activities, sensorial activities are some of the most important activities for young children. Montessori Sensorial Activities I have a post with lots of sensorial resources: Montessori Sensorial Activities. I also like videos that show Montessori sensorial demonstrations and activities in action. See Free Montessori Video

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Montessori thermic materials are great for any time of the year. Of course, an extra focus in winter or summer makes sense, since there’s an extra focus on temperature in those seasons already. Thermic bottles and thermic tablets are traditional Montessori sensorial materials. For most homeschools and other schools,

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Montessori constructive triangles are brilliant for their hands-on geometry lessons and adaptability for preschool through elementary. At the same time, they’re sensorial materials you can make fairly easily using printables and tutorials found online. Here I’ll include links to printables, tutorials, and ideas for presenting and extending Montessori constructive

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I love the Montessori geometric solids at any time of year. Montessori geometric solids are beautiful sensorial materials and wonderful for the stereognostic sense (the process of feeling objects and recognizing them based on what is felt). This is a great time of year to place an extra focus

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For a Montessori homeschool and many preschool environments, Montessori tactile boards are a great DIY project. Tactile boards are a wonderful sensorial activity, but they were never one of the most popular materials in my Montessori preschool or homeschool. Especially for a homeschool, DIY tactile boards are a good

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m a real fan of the great ideas and printables I find online. I love how simple they make it for teachers and parents to create attractive, inviting activities for school or home. Today, I’m excited to be sharing links to

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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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I’ve been focusing on DIY Montessori materials the last few Mondays. First it was smelling bottles, then sound cylinders, and now color tablets. These are all Montessori sensorial materials you can make at home inexpensively. DIY Color Tablets for Home Use You’ll notice that Montessori color tablets (purchased or

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If you have a Montessori homeschool classroom or are planning to start one in the fall, you’ve probably been focusing on finding and/or making Montessori materials. A Montessori sensorial material you can make easily and inexpensively for preschoolers at home (or school if you’re a preschool teacher) is a

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Last week, I talked about preliminary and practical life activities as the most important activities for preschoolers at the beginning of the school year. Other activities which are important to emphasize early in the school year are sensorial activities. Montessori sensorial activities are those which refine the five senses

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