Food Prep Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Grape Cutting

My girls have mostly moved away from snacks during the day — I’ve found that they eat so much more food at mealtimes when they aren’t munching throughout the day — but occasionally I still put together a food prep tray for their shelves.  One of my Instagram friends shared a photo of a grape […]

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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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