Process Art for Earth Day

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We loved this project for a few reasons. The materials are easy to use, inexpensive to purchase, gets us a little sticky, and involves sensory, practical life and art work. Plus the project keeps children busy giving us adults an opportunity to speak about the importance of our relationship with the earth. A really great [Read On]


Easy Montessori Valentine’s Day Activities

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I added a few works to our shelves to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Large Bead Stringing is a wonderful entree into sewing for young children. The activity develops fine motor skills. The string is a lace we had from a lacing card set. The beads are from . Be sure to have “keeper bead” as [Read On]


Montessori Art for Continent Studies

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Part of my Montessori Art Album required brainstorming a list of of Art ideas that would extend into continent studies. Montessori Art is very much about the process rather than the outcome. I was thrilled to be “forced” to spend time thinking about the art, culture & history of other countries. These ideas could not [Read On]


Quick & Easy Art Activity for Preschoolers

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“The truth is that when a free spirit exists, it has to materialize itself in some form of work, and for this the hands are needed. Everywhere we find traces of man’s handiwork, and through these we can catch a glimpse of his spirit…” ~Dr. Maria Montessori Learning art (again and really what feels like [Read On]


Art Supplies List for Preschoolers

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Creativity is contagious, pass it on. ~ Albert Einstein   I am taking my Early Childhood Montessori training in Art this week. I look forward to sharing many ideas with you. To begin here is a list of supplies useful for your home and classroom: Cotton Balls (your home) Q-Tips (your home) Brush Assortment Tempera [Read On]


Simple, Beautiful Invitation to Create

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It doesn’t get any simpler or beautiful than this activity. Materials Clear Contact Paper Tissue Paper Tape Scissors Approach Prepare the contact paper by taping it onto a window or glass door Leave a bowl of small pieces of tissue paper Invite your child to explore and to create his own suncatcher Once complete either [Read On]