Montessori Monday

I love printables because they make creating attractive-looking activities easy. Just looking at the printables often gives me ideas of activities I can prepare. If you teach in a Montessori-inspired homeschool, preschool, or co-op, there are many places to find printables, including free printables. Whether you’re a Montessori purist

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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

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St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday. It’s a great theme for playdough activities. You can set up a Montessori-inspired playdough activity on a tray or as a separate playdough table. For ideas on creating Montessori-inspired playdough activities in general, see my original playdough roundup: Montessori-Inspired Playdough Activities

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The Olympic Games are not only exciting but are also perfect for learning activities. I have three Montessori-inspired posts from the 2012 Summer Olympics that are easily adapted for any Winter or Summer Olympics. My “Montessori-Inspired Olympic Opening Ceremony Activities” post focused on the opening ceremony host country and

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I’ve been asked what sorts of activities qualify as “Montessori inspired.” That’s a great question … especially since the Montessori Monday link-up is for Montessori-inspired activities and ideas. It isn’t the simplest question to answer, though. There are a number of different ways to approach Montessori education, and Montessori-inspired

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Since December 15, 2011, I’ve published a Montessori-inspired post at PreK + K Sharing on the 15th of each month. I share free printables for a unit study or seasonal or holiday theme along with Montessori-inspired activities I create using the free printables. I typically include a range of

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December is definitely one of my favorite months for holiday-themed activities and crafts. Today, I want to share an idea for an easy-to-prepare Montessori-inspired Christmas practical life activity or craft. Disclosure: This post contains Montessori Services affiliate links at no cost to you. Montessori-Inspired Christmas Gingerbread Man Fine-Motor Activity

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Magnetic and non-magnetic is typically a very popular science activity for Montessori preschoolers. It’s one of the introductory science presentations in the primary (preschool) Montessori classroom and is an activity that can work well in a homeschool or preschool environment. Following are some ideas for magnetic and non-magnetic from

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I’m a real fan of Montessori food preparation activities. Having young children use real knives is something many parents worry about, though. John Bowman’s Montessori at Home eBook has a section on cutting with knives – right after his “Cutting with Scissors” section. Here’s a helpful and reassuring excerpt

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I’ve been trying to answer questions lately about which Montessori materials are necessary for homeschoolers to buy. I had a previous post on DIY Cards and Counters in which I said it isn’t necessary to buy Montessori cards and counters. You’ll find a number of ideas in that post

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I’ve often been asked which Montessori materials I recommend homeschoolers buy. I’ve been somewhat hesitant to give my opinion since each homeschool is unique. I’m going to do a series of my recommendations for various curriculum areas, but don’t worry about making variations according to your child’s needs and

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