Montessori Monday

I published a roundup post earlier this year with Montessori-inspired sewing activities. Today, I’m focusing on Montessori-inspired knitting activities. Sewing and knitting are both wonderful practical life activities for advanced preschoolers as well as older children. They help develop concentration and independence as well as fine-motor coordination. Here are

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Mystery bags are typically popular sensorial materials in Montessori schools and homeschools. They’re often used with geometric solids, but I love that they can be used for many different activities. They’re a great way to add interest to many sensorial activities. Today, I’m sharing a number of ideas for

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Argentina is the final country you’ll study with a 1-year Little Passports World Edition Subscription. Today, I’m going to share some Montessori-inspired activities that work well with the Little Passports Argentina package. Disclosure: I’m an affiliate for Little Passports and, as an ambassador, I received a year’s subscription to

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My children enjoyed studying rocks and minerals at various times during our homeschooling. Today, I’m sharing a roundup of Montessori-inspired activities and materials for a rocks and minerals unit study. You’ll find preschool through elementary level activities in this post. The hands-on activities are a great way to introduce

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April 28 is International Astronomy Day. There are many other astronomy-related calendar observances throughout the year, though. Any time is a good time for an astronomy unit study. Today, I want to share my Montessori-inspired astronomy unit studies. Montessori-Inspired Astronomy Units Astronaut Unit (featuring ABC Letter Box) Montessori-Inspired Astronomy

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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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