Pre-Writing Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Line Tracing

L has been interested in copying shapes and trying to make her pencil markings look like real things, so I set up this easy pre-writing tracing activity that will help her control her hand movements. I drew some vertical lines on a piece of cardstock with a highlighter and added a dot at the top […]

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Winter Process Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s time to take down that Christmas tree — but don’t take it out to the curb just yet!  Snip a few branches to use for painting with your kids! Process art is all about the process of painting with objects of various textures.  There are tons of great things you can use — see […]

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Process Art for Toddlers — Painting with Kitchen Utensils

What is process art?  Exactly what it sounds like — it’s all about the PROCESS of making the art, rather than the final product.  This is perfect for toddlers, since it allows them to experience the sensorial element of art without the expectation of creating something recognizable. We’ve been experimenting with painting using instruments other […]

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Fall Crafts for Kids — Nature Painting

Fall is really the best season for creating themed Montessori-inspired works and crafts.  There is such a variety of materials, and they each provide a different sensorial element. We’ve been experimenting lately with painting using objects other than paintbrushes, so I decided to bring our fall theme into play to see what we could make. […]

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