Eat-a-rainbow activities are perfect as a focus when planting a garden in the spring, gardening in the summer, or using a harvest theme in the fall. And healthy eating is perfect at any time of year! We’ve expanded our eat-a-rainbow printables and added our healthy eating printables for a special healthy food number and alphabet bundle in our shop!
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Montessori-Inspired Printables at Living Montessori Now
My daughter, Christina (a former Montessori child), and I have partnered to bring you a series of Montessori-inspired printables. The printables are typically themed and use a number of Montessori principles (although you don’t need to be a Montessori teacher or homeschooler to use them):
- They use isolation of quality.
- They use photographs or realistic images to emphasize reality.
- They typically use traditional Montessori colors such as red for consonants and blue for vowels.
- They use lowercase letters, which are what we introduce letter sounds with in Montessori education. (Children tend to pick up the uppercase letters without being introduced if they’re introduced to the lowercase letter sounds.)
- They often feature themed printable versions of Montessori materials.
What’s in the Montessori-Inspired Healthy Food Number and Alphabet Bundle
The Montessori-Inspired Healthy Food Number and Alphabet Bundle contains:
- Eat-a-Rainbow Number and Alphabet Pack with Eat-a-Rainbow Numbers and Math Symbols, Math Spinners and Labels, and Eat-a-Rainbow Movable Alphabet in Manuscript and Cursive
- Healthy Food Alphabet Do-a-Dot Pack with cover for “My Healthy Food Alphabet Book,” 26 do-a-dot Letters, and Miniature Movable Alphabet in Manuscript Print, D’Nealian, and Cursive.
- Healthy Food Alphabet Connect-the-Dots Pack
$11.85 if the files are purchased individually. It’s $7.95 when purchased as a bundle
Do-a-Dot and Connect-the-Dot Alphabet Packs
You’ll find ideas for using the printables in these posts:
The first product in the Living Montessori Now shop was the Animal Alphabet Do-a-Dot Pack, which is generally for ages 2-5. We later added an Animal Alphabet Connect-the-Dots Pack and Animal Alphabet Maze Pack. Both of those are generally for ages 4-6. Since Montessori education is individualized, it’s fine if a pack is appropriate for your child at a different age than one listed here.
We used a variety of common animals and unusual animals for interest and vocabulary building.
You can read about our Montessori-Inspired Animal Alphabet Packs and My Animal Alphabet Book here. If you’d like to know more about how to pronounce each letter sound, be sure to check out our YouTube video on how to teach letter sounds using Montessori principles.
The Healthy Food Alphabet Do-a-Dot Pack, reinforces both letter sounds and healthy eating for ages 2-5.
The Healthy Food Alphabet Connect-the-Dots Pack is generally for ages 4-5.
Thanks to Spanish translations by Maria Chavez, M.S., we have a Spanish Animal Alphabet Do-a-Dot Pack! Read about the Spanish Animal Alphabet Do-a-Dot Pack here. These 29 Montessori-inspired Spanish do-a-dot letters for toddlers and preschoolers feature a variety of animals, some common and others unusual.
The pack also has a page with letters and miniature animal images along with 3 different miniature movable alphabets (in manuscript print, D’Nealian, and cursive). You can use the movable alphabet letters in a number of ways. You could use it with the animal letter sounds page by placing a movable alphabet letter on the matching letter in the letter sounds page.
A cover page is included for the child to make Mi Libro del Alfabeto de Animales (My Animal Alphabet Book). I like to complete the book gradually, adding the date as each page is completed. It’s fine for it not to be in alphabetical order.
Other Ways to Use the Do-a-Dot Alphabet Pages
There’s so much more that can be done with the pages than using do-a-dot markers. Check out my free do-a-dot printables for lots of different ideas for using do-a-dot pages.
Eat a Rainbow Printables and Activities
The Montessori-Inspired Eat-a-Rainbow Number and Alphabet Pack expands on our previous eat-a-rainbow work by adding eat-a-rainbow numbers and math symbols, math spinners and labels, and eat-a-rainbow movable alphabet in manuscript and cursive. You can read about our previous eat-a-rainbow printables and activities here.
Montessori-Inspired Packs – Subscriber Freebies
If you subscribe to my mailing list, you’ll get the 177-page KHT Montessori geography album free! And you’ll get the password each month to a new Montessori-inspired subscriber freebie! All previous months’ packs are available in the Living Montessori Now subscriber resource library as well as the current month’s pack. Just sign up for my email to get the link and password! See images of the available subscriber freebie packs here.
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