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 Cards
These two Montessori-inspired card-making activities are from my “Christmas Around the World: Scotland” post. Since that isn’t an obvious place to look for card-making activities, I’m sharing them again here.
You’ll find information on creating both activities along with the link to a free printable for the metal inset tree in my “Montessori Around the World: Scotland” post.
Montessori-Inspired Christmas Crafts
“Turning Christmas Crafts into Montessori-Oriented Activities” (with simple Montessori techniques) also has links to some crafts that can easily be turned into Montessori-oriented activities.
“Montessori-Inspired Christmas Crafts” has links to beaded Christmas ornaments that could easily be converted to Montessori-oriented activities.
“Kid-Made Sparkly Craft-Stick Christmas Tree Ornament” includes a Montessori-inspired learning activity.
“DIY Christmas Dot Wrapping Paper” is simple enough for a toddler to make!
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.
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).
For community discussions, please join us at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page, We Teach Montessori Group, and/or Google+ Montessori Community. The We Teach Montessori group has a Member Resources Sharing (for resources such as freebies and series) as well as a Linky Party for We Teach Montessori. We Teach Montessori has a linky just like the one here except that it’s continuous where you may add your Montessori-inspired activities and ideas to the same linky. New links will go to the top of the linky. I’d love to see us build up a great collection of Montessori-inspired ideas there, too. After you link up here, why not hop over to the We Teach Montessori Group and link up there?! And don’t forget the Saturday/Sunday Parent/Teacher Preparation Days share where you may share a kid-related activity of any kind at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page!
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