Food preparation activities are so much fun for young children, and they’re wonderful ways to promote independence. Toddlers from about 1 1/2 on can prepare their own snack. For Montessori Monday and 31 Days of Kids’ Kitchen Activities, I want to share a banana cutting activity that’s simple enough for a toddler.
Cutting a Banana Practical Life Activity for Toddlers – Video
In this video, my daughter, Christina, tells how we showed my granddaughter, Zoey, how to peel and slice a banana. This is one of my very favorite videos! Zoey’s response makes me laugh every time. 🙂
Materials Used in Video:
- banana and butter knife
- Cutting Board
- Montessori Services Tray
- Montessori Services Bowls
- Montessori Services Apron
Related Blog Posts:
31 Days of Kids’ Kitchen Activities
This post is part of 31 Days of Kids’ Kitchen Activities! Thanks to Jennifer from Study at Home Mama for organizing it! You can see the landing page for the whole series at Study at Home Mama.
Montessori Monday Link-Up
If you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post. If you’re wondering what’s considered “Montessori inspired” and what to link up (or not link up), check out my “What Is Montessori Inspired?” post.
Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). Don’t link to giveaway posts (unless the giveaway is only part of a Montessori-inspired post). Giveaways in general should go on my giveaway linky. Also, don’t link directly to products. You can link up a review of a Montessori product or activity post related to a Montessori product.
I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky each Monday morning and keep the linky open throughout the week.Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. I do a lot of pinning on Pinterest and sharing on the Living Montessori Now Facebook page from the Montessori Monday link-up. Thanks for participating!
Notes For community discussions, please join us at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page . And don’t forget the Saturday/Sunday weekend sharing days where you may share a kid-related activity of any kind at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page!
It’s also Motivational Monday on Mondays! I invite you to share something positive on the Bits of Positivity Facebook page (Bits of Positivity is my other blog) to help us all get a good start on the work/school week. You might share an inspirational or motivational quote, positive graphic, or post about finding balance or simplifying your life. Or you might share a post on organizing, an encouraging post, a post about making a difference in the world, or a positive parenting post. Just go ahead and share on the Bits of Positivity wall any time today! (Please “like” the Bits of Positivity Facebook page if you haven’t already.) I’ll be pinning a number of ideas to my regular Pinterest boards. If you have a giveaway on your blog, please add it to my Family-Friendly Giveaway Linky Page! If you enjoy entering giveaways, you’ll always find some great giveaways there.
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