Edible Science Activities for Hot Summer Days — How to Make Homemade Ice Cream from Coffee Creamer

  It has been hotter than hot around here lately, and I had 22 lbs of ice left over from a BBQ last week — so we made ice cream!  This is a fun and easy science experiment you can do with kids of all ages, and there’s a sweet treat to eat at the […]

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Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers — One-to-One Correspondence with Pom-Poms

Practical Life works are known for the repetition of motion needed to complete the activity, and that’s one of the huge draws for toddlers.  I’ll be honest — I like that repetition too.  This is one of the works that both girls love, although N spends way more time with it, and it’s one that […]

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20+ Montessori-Inspired Sensorial Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“By multiplying sense experiences and developing the ability to evaluate the smallest differences in various stimuli, one’s sensibilities are refined and one’s pleasures increased.  Beauty is found in harmony, not in discord; and harmony implies affinities, but these require a refinement of the senses if they are to be perceived.  The beautiful harmonies of nature […]

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DIY Montessori-Inspired Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Craft Stick Shape Templates

I’ve seen craft sticks with velcro dots on them all over Instagram, and I knew both girls would love it.  I first put this out just as a manipulative activity — a basket full of craft sticks with velcro dots on the ends.  The girls could build with them in whatever way they pleased.  Then […]

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DIY Montessori-Inspired Sensorial Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Texture Matching

This is another work I used to have in my classroom, and I knew L would absolutely love it.  You can buy a lot of fancy texture matching works, but most of them actually show the different materials, so it’s more like a visual matching activity with a texture element.  I wanted to provide a work […]

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