Activities – Sensorial

If you’re a Montessori homeschooler, you want to make the best use of your beautiful Montessori materials. If you own Spielgaben as well, you’ll be able to easily prepare some lovely Montessori sensorial extensions that give your preschooler extra learning opportunities. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf

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This activity was inspired by MaryAnne from Mama Smiles. She has lots of great ideas for mess-free finger painting. I added a Montessori-inspired color mixing and matching activity to the mess-free finger painting. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). Montessori-Inspired Mess-Free Finger Painting and Color

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I have many fond memories of children’s work with Montessori cylinder blocks. You’ve probably noticed that my now-adult daughter is part of the Living Montessori Now logo. She’s working with a cylinder block at age 1 1/2.  Today, I’m sharing ideas for the first presentation of a Montessori cylinder block.

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Working with real objects is an important way to encourage vocabulary and sensory experiences for toddlers. My 18-month-old granddaughter had a lot of fun with a special vocabulary and sensory experience using real fruit and Montessori toddler fruit cards. Along with real fruit, this activity uses the Montessori Print Shop

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I’ve been having fun creating color activities for my 18-month-old granddaughter because of her interest in matching colors.   I started with a simple activity of placing Zoey’s beloved yarn balls in matching DIY colored gift bags. (See “Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Color Activities for Toddlers {Free Printables}”).  She fell

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Today, I want to share some simple ways to introduce colors to toddlers. For these activities, I’m using Spielgaben yarn balls and wooden beads along with some free printables. Spielgaben educational toys are designed for ages 3-12, but I have safe ways to use some of the toys with

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

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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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