Activity of the Week

It’s Montessori Monday! Can you believe it’ll be the 4th of July soon?! Fortunately, there are lots of awesome Montessori-inspired 4th of July printables and activities available online. If you don’t live in the U.S., you can adapt many of the activities for your own country’s celebrations. I’ve previously

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Isolation of quality is a brilliant concept in Montessori education – a principle that can help you in both making and choosing materials. And isolation of quality is a concept you won’t find very often in preschool materials that aren’t Montessori-inspired. You’ll especially notice isolation of quality in the

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Activities for care of self are a very important part of the Montessori curriculum. They’re especially important for helping children develop both coordination and independence. At the same time, dressing frames are often among the least-popular materials in Montessori schools. While the dressing frames are still important for Montessori

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I love the movement to get kids outdoors. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. There’s been a lot of talk about getting kids outdoors since the publication in 2005 of Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder. Richard

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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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Easter will be here in a few weeks! It’s a perfect time to prepare some Montessori-inspired spring/Easter activities! Last year I published a post with lots of Montessori-inspired spring activities (and printables). There were a number of Easter activities included. I also published Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities. Today, I want

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It’s Leap Year – and that’s a great excuse for a February 29 celebration and some frog learning activities! I’ve written posts before about having some calendar fun. While there aren’t a lot of Montessori posts specifically about Leap Year, there are some great Montessori-inspired activities that work perfectly

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Happy Presidents’ Day if you live in the USA! Whether or not you’ve planned Presidents’ Day activities, there are many that can be put together easily. Others could be started this week, using Presidents’ Day as a springboard for discussion. Some natural themes for Presidents’ Day are money, individual

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I published a post about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters, with many ideas that work for sandpaper numerals as well as letters. Here I’ll give resources specifically for sandpaper numerals and sandpaper-numeral presentations and extensions. Traditional sandpaper numerals are sandpaper numerals on green hardboard. There are many inexpensive options

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Welcome to the 100 Acts of Kindness week 2 challenge! If you haven’t started the 100 Acts of Kindness Project through Toddler Approved, it isn’t too late to start. You have plenty of time to do 100 acts of kindness before Valentine’s Day. Toddler Approved had the kindness challenge

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It’s Martin Luther King Day and a perfect time to focus on peace and kindness. Peace education was important to both Maria Montessori and Martin Luther King, Jr.  Following are some wonderful posts from Montessorians promoting peace. Montessori Inspiration and Ideas for Martin Luther King Day Celebrating Skin Color…..With

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I’ve already written about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters and a DIY alphabet box. Today, I’m writing about the movable alphabet, an important Montessori preparation for spelling, writing, and reading. The traditional Montessori movable alphabet uses wooden lowercase letters with blue vowels and red consonants. The classic wooden Montessori

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Last week in my post about inexpensive and DIY sandpaper letters, I said that my son absolutely loved Montessori sandpaper letters (Learning to Read Can Be Just a Fun Game). His favorite activity was matching the sandpaper letters to small objects, similar to activities using alphabet boxes. Today, I

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