10+ Montessori-Inspired Food Prep Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Food Prep is one of the most-loved sections of the Montessori classroom.  It’s technically filed under Practical Life, but I decided to give it its own round-up so you can find all of our food preparation activities in one place.  Food Prep is also one of the things that distinguishes Montessori classrooms and parents from […]

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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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Montessori Transfer Work Fillers (That Won’t Break the Bank)

A huge part of the Montessori Practical Life section [especially for toddlers] consists of different types of “transfer works.”  This is as simple as it sounds — work that is focused on transferring objects from one container to another.  The point of these works is to help develop fine motor skills, hand control, and self-care […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers — Egg Carton Filling

I’ve had a set of wooden eggs in my work closet FOREVER, and I’ve used them for some other practical life works like this one.  I noticed when we were dyeing Easter eggs that N enjoyed picking up the hardboiled eggs and putting them back in the carton, so I decided to make a more […]

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Summer Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Ice Cube Play

  I don’t know where you live, but over here it is HOT HOT HOT!  Our house is very old and does not have central air, so we’re making do with window air conditioners and ice cubes over here. We all go a little stir crazy if we don’t get outside in the afternoon, so […]

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