Montessori Botany Study: Learning About Leaves

After learning about plants in general, we actually began with a tree study — but since it’s the perfect season to learn about leaves and why they change color, I’ll share that part next! We began by looking at the different parts of a leaf using these 3-part cards.  As we usually do with this […]

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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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Fall Crafts for Kids — Nature Painting

Fall is really the best season for creating themed Montessori-inspired works and crafts.  There is such a variety of materials, and they each provide a different sensorial element. We’ve been experimenting lately with painting using objects other than paintbrushes, so I decided to bring our fall theme into play to see what we could make. […]

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Halloween Activities for Kids — Pumpkin Chalkboard

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that I have a slight pumpkin obsession.  I didn’t realize it until somebody at the farmer’s market pointed out how many I’ve been buying over the weeks.  My grand total (so far…) — 21.  But that also includes gourds.  And most of them are small. So I’m not […]

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Fall Activities for Kids — Mr. Pumpkin Head

Fall is my favorite season for creating themed Montessori-inspired works!  Pumpkins are especially fun to work with, since you can do so many different things with them.  This Mr. Pumpkin Head activity is something I used to do in the classroom, so I was excited to prepare it at home for L and N this […]

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