Montessori Monday

I love printables because they make creating attractive-looking activities easy. Just looking at the printables often gives me ideas of activities I can prepare. If you teach in a Montessori-inspired homeschool, preschool, or co-op, there are many places to find printables, including free printables. Whether you’re a Montessori purist

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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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St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday. It’s a great theme for playdough activities. You can set up a Montessori-inspired playdough activity on a tray or as a separate playdough table. For ideas on creating Montessori-inspired playdough activities in general, see my original playdough roundup: Montessori-Inspired Playdough Activities

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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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The Olympic Games are not only exciting but are also perfect for learning activities. I have three Montessori-inspired posts from the 2012 Summer Olympics that are easily adapted for any Winter or Summer Olympics. My “Montessori-Inspired Olympic Opening Ceremony Activities” post focused on the opening ceremony host country and

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I’ve been asked what sorts of activities qualify as “Montessori inspired.” That’s a great question … especially since the Montessori Monday link-up is for Montessori-inspired activities and ideas. It isn’t the simplest question to answer, though. There are a number of different ways to approach Montessori education, and Montessori-inspired

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Since December 15, 2011, I’ve published a Montessori-inspired post at PreK + K Sharing on the 15th of each month. I share free printables for a unit study or seasonal or holiday theme along with Montessori-inspired activities I create using the free printables. I typically include a range of

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The giveaway is now closed. See the announcement of the winners right below the Rafflecopter form (just before the Montessori Monday section). Read the post for my review of Alison’s Montessori materials … and to get a special discount code through December 31, 2013! I’m thrilled to announce that

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December is definitely one of my favorite months for holiday-themed activities and crafts. Today, I want to share an idea for an easy-to-prepare Montessori-inspired Christmas practical life activity or craft. Disclosure: This post contains Montessori Services affiliate links at no cost to you. Montessori-Inspired Christmas Gingerbread Man Fine-Motor Activity

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I love Christmas crafts and card-making activities with young children. You can make most crafts and card-making activities into Montessori-inspired activities to maximize the learning benefits. Here are some posts I’ve published with ideas that show how easy it is to create Montessori-inspired card-making and craft activities: Montessori-Inspired Christmas

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Magnetic and non-magnetic is typically a very popular science activity for Montessori preschoolers. It’s one of the introductory science presentations in the primary (preschool) Montessori classroom and is an activity that can work well in a homeschool or preschool environment. Following are some ideas for magnetic and non-magnetic from

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