# Easy to Put Together March Montessori Shelves

I updated our Montessori shelves a bit for March. There is a green theme a la St. Patrick’s Day.

## Fine Motor Skill Activity with Pipecleaners

We continue to work on fine motor skills with pipe cleaners and beading. This work is easy & inexpensive. All you need are pony beads and pipecleaners.

My 2 year old loves this work. With my 3.5 year old, I try to integrate some early math activities with him by playing with the number of beads on each pipe cleaner and by counting in 2s, for example.

## St. Patrick’s Day Counting Activity

This one was also easy and relatively inexpensive. Again, use your pony beads, purchase shamrock stickers and a Shamrock Mold (the most expensive part).

Simply add stickers to the mold and ask your child to add the same number of beads to the mold. A great early math activity and simple counting activity for the younger children.

## St. Patrick’s Day Math Activity

Another early math seriation activity. Simply match the correct number with the foam circle with the same number of shamrocks. My 2 year old was excited to simply count the shamrock stickers but I also showed him the correct number match.

My 3.5 year old found this activity a bit too easy but I created the activity by 2s. So we worked on counting by 2s for a little extra fun.

So those works are the new ones on our shelves. I love rotating trays and hope to ignite my sons’ learning in a new way.

## Montessori Fraction Skittles

I am also really excited about a new material we have in our homeschool: Montessori Large Fraction Skittles with Stand. I am working to create fraction skittle printables to use along side this material, we are excited to work with the skittles this week.

My 2 year old took to them immediately. It was amazing to watch him explore them. I used them with a learning to tell time activity with my 3.5 year old along side our 15 Minute Sand Timer. More on that activity later.