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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For Montessori homeschools, many of the traditional Montessori materials work well as DIY materials. To save money, many Montessori homeschoolers make their own Seguin (teen and ten) boards. DIY wooden teen and ten boards can look very professional, but there are simple-to-prepare teen and teen boards that could work

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