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.
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Montessori-Inspired Fruit Matching and Tasting for Toddlers
This was a fun activity for Zoey. It involves a series of steps, which could be divided into more than one session if that’s better for your toddler. These are the steps we used:
1. Read fruit book.
2. Lay out 6 fruit cards, naming each one. (You could use 3 or 4 if desired.)
3. Smell and feel each fruit. (Zoey LOVED the smelling part … check out the video below!)
4. Match fruits to the fruit cards.
5. Cut each fruit in half. Show the inside of each fruit to the child and say, “Inside the apple,” etc.
6. Cut off a piece of each fruit and offer it to the child, saying, “Would you like to taste the apple?” etc.
Montessori-Inspired Fruit Matching and Tasting for Toddlers Video
- Montessori Print Shop Toddler Fruit Cards
- Montessori Print Shop Toddler Bundle
- Binder Rings (one way to attach book pages)
- Montessori Services Rug
- Scotch Laminator
- Laminating Pouches
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.
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