Movement activities, both large- and fine motor, are naturally part of Montessori education. Still, it’s helpful to add some activities that focus primarily on movement.
Here are some Montessori-inspired movement activities and printables. They aren’t all part of the traditional Montessori curriculum, but these are movement activities that are popular in many Montessori schools. They would generally work well for homeschools, and you can even do some of them along with your child!
Montessori-Inspired Movement Printables
Making Body Shapes (with Printable Body Shape Cards) from Childhood 101
Paper Plate Pushing (Sample lesson) from Montessori Movement Matters
Free Kids’ Dice Fitness Printables (a series of free printables that work well on a Montessori-inspired tray) from Christina Chitwood
The Ultimate List of Free Yoga Pose Printables (roundup at my Bits of Positivity blog)
Montessori-Inspired Movement Activities
Movement in the Montessori Infant/Toddler Environment, Montessori Musings: Development of Movement in Children, Independence and Movement: Montessori Preschool, and Independence and Movement: Montessori Elementary from North American Montessori Center
Can Montessori Principles Be Used to Teach P.E.? (my post about child-led P.E. in our homeschool)
Montessori Movement from Confessions of a Montessori Mom Blog
Olympic Unit Study Pinterest Board
You’ll also find lots of movement activities for kids as well as for families on my Olympic Unit Study Pinterest Board.
Learn more about my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to. Teach Grace and Courtesy! I’m also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!
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