20+ Montessori-Inspired Art Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“We should enrich his environment with means of expression and indirectly prepare his hand to carry out its functions in the best possible manner.”  ~ Maria Montessori Maria Montessori believed that art was a natural creation universal to the human species — each culture developed its own art as a means of expression.  Because art […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Preschoolers — Hole Punching

When I was browsing in the dollar store (as all Montessori moms/teachers do!), I found this hole puncher and couldn’t pass it up.  I knew this would be a great hand-strengthening exercise for L, which in turn will help with pre-writing skills in the future. I put a piece of construction paper, the hole puncher, […]

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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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