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As the wife of an amateur woodworker (have you seen the amazing things he’s made for our kids? Like this, and this, and this!), I’ve been eyeing JORD woodwatches for a while.  I actually bought one for my husband for Father’s Day, and if it fit me I totally would have stolen it by now.  So I was […]

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Fall Crafts for Kids — Leaf Suncatchers

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I’m not a huge fan of doing pre-planned “crafts” with kids — they usually include a ton of prep work, and then most of the actual crafting ends up being done by the adult because it’s too difficult for chubby toddler fingers.  But this is one craft that we have done over and over again […]

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Color Scavenger Hunt for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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L’s current obsession is matching colors.  She is constantly showing me all of the things her food matches or telling me that different objects match my clothes.  I decided to follow the child to create the ultimate color matching work for her — a Color Scavenger Hunt. This is a temporary work that I set up on our […]

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Halloween Activities for Toddlers – Big and Little

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Originally posted on MOMtessori Life:
What do you do with all the pumpkins your toddler has scrubbed?  I created a “Big” and “Little” work to compare the sizes of pumpkins.  I placed one big pumpkin and one little pumpkin in a bin and that’s it!  L puts them both on the table and we point…

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Language Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Opposites Cards [With Free Printable!]

Language Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers -- Opoosites Cards with Free Printable

L has mastered all of the beginning language matching activities [Nomenclature Basket, Object Matching, Object to Picture Matching, and Picture Matching], so it is time to move on to more abstract activities.  I searched all over the internet for printable opposites cards, but I couldn’t find any that I loved.  So I made my own! The problem I […]

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Sensorial Activities for Toddlers — Sorting

Sensorial Activities for Toddlers - Sorting

I got this awesome tray a few months ago, so I was really excited to finally put it to use in a sorting work.  I found some foam shapes at Target with the perfect number of shapes for the different sections of the tray, so I quickly put it together.  You can find a tray […]

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Fall Activities for Toddlers – Leaf Matching

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Originally posted on MOMtessori Life:
One of L’s favorite things to do outside is collect fall leaves in a little pumpkin bucket.  Unfortunately, once we get inside the leaves don’t last very long before they get dry and crumbly.  I decided to try to extend the lives of some fall leaves by laminating them —…

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Art for Toddlers — Scissor Cutting

Art for Toddlers - Scissor Cutting

Remember how I was hesitant to offer L a glue stick?  Well, then I gave her SCISSORS!  I know, crazy mama over here.  But if you teach your child the right way to use things, they won’t experiment and cut off all their hair [hopefully]. To set up this work, I put a pair of […]

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Activities for Toddlers — Object to Number Matching

Activities for Toddlers - Object to Number Matching

After the Sandpaper Numbers, it’s time to show the correlation between the written number and what it represents.  I had the perfect number of mini rubber duckies for this work, so I designed my cards using the ducks. I made a card for 1, 2, and 3.  Below the numbers, I put yellow stickers down […]

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Fall Sensory Basket for Infants and Toddlers – Gourds

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Originally posted on MOMtessori Life:
We go to a local farmer’s market each week for our fruits and vegetables.  This week, they had a huge bin full of different types of gourds right by the door.  L made a bee-line for the bin and enjoyed searching through it.  I decided to update her sensorial basket…

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