Using Montessori principles at home is often easier than you’d expect. Much of Montessori education consists of observing the child and presenting activities based on that observation. Observation of my 17-month-old granddaughter during Easter weekend led me to recycle plastic eggs to create an open and close basket. Disclosure: This post
I love to create educational activities with plastic Easter eggs because of the interest they add to springtime learning. Today, I’m sharing some fun Montessori-inspired Easter activities I prepared using Spielgaben educational toys and free printables I found online. Spielgaben educational toys are designed for up to age 12, although my
Easter has so many wonderful songs, both classic and new, to share with children. Today, I’m adding both Christian and secular Easter songs and rhymes to my series of free songs and rhymes for circle time. If you’re looking for non-holiday spring songs and rhymes, check out my Free Spring Songs and Rhymes
I’m happy to be part of a HUGE collaboration of Kid Blogger Network roundups! My roundup has 20+ Easter phonics activities from Kid Blogger Network bloggers … with lots of great ideas for reinforcing phonics skills. Montessori Phonics Phonics is a very important part of the Montessori language curriculum.
Welcome to S is for Subtraction in the A-Z STEM Series! I love preparing hands-on activities to help young children understand basic math concepts. Subtraction is especially well suited to activities with food. A Montessori-inspired snacktime subtraction activity is a fun way for preschoolers and kindergarteners to work on
I love using plastic Easter eggs to create Montessori-inspired sound sets. I have a DIY Easter egg sound set for preschoolers. Today, I’m sharing an idea for inexpensive DIY Montessori-inspired Easter egg sound shakers for babies and toddlers. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).
Today’s activity has sentimental value for me. My husband and I were given the Easter tree from my mother-in-law years ago when our kids were little. I’ve saved it through a number of moves, and I’ve used it here to create a Montessori-inspired Easter activity for preschoolers. Disclosure: This
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
At PreK + K Sharing, I show how I used the printables to prepare Montessori-inspired Easter egg learning activities. I also have links to other posts with additional ideas and presentations. It’s the 15th of the month, and I have a new post at PreK + K Sharing! Here,
Easter weekend brings back so many wonderful memories for me. Lent and Easter were always very special, and my family had a number of traditions through the years. Today, I’d like to share a few of our favorite traditions. Lenten Traditions Throughout Lent, we always read Lenten and spring
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
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
Welcome to the April Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival. Here are some of the posts bloggers across Australia and the world have come up with on this month’s theme, ‘Easter.’ Check out the posts for lots of Easter activities to read and do with kids. Deb from Science@home looked at the calendar and the
I created the above Montessori-inspired Easter egg sound set using the principles of the traditional Montessori sound boxes, which have six sound cylinders with red tops and six sound cylinders with blue tops. The eggs won’t be as colorful as a multi-colored set of Easter eggs but will isolate the