20 Montessori-Inspired Activities for Fall for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fall is almost here!  Changing seasons provide an amazing opportunity to give your Montessori shelves a face lift with some easy switches to make your activities more cohesive and seasonally-themed.  Fall is one of my favorites because one of the key elements of a themed shelf is so abundant in fall:  COLOR! The easiest way […]

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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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