This post includes fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids. I received this great package of craft supplies from Craft Project Ideas filled with green goodness. I get inspired by the holidays and traditions. Honestly, I am not a super crafty person but I do try my best. So I took the lovely, soft emerald […]
These posts cover authentic AMS Montessori practical life lessons.
Handwashing is one of my favorite practical life works in the Montessori early childhood classroom. There is such beauty to the lesson. Some critics argue that washing hands with a pitcher and a basin is a thing of the past. They are missing out on a lovely process. The child experiences a complete work cycle, benefits […]
One of the first lessons in Montessori Early Childhood (3-6 years old) is the Transfer of Dry Goods. This Montessori practical life lesson is easy and inexpensive to put together in the classroom. It’s also a great example of a Practical Life that’s easy to replicate at home. Montessori Practical Life Lesson of Transferring Dry […]
This Montessori Grace and Courtesy lesson is one of my favorite Montessori Practical Life lessons. The activity promotes such wonders like self regulation, balance, gross motor skills, calmness and grace. Plus it is a snap to integrate into your classroom or home. Materials for Walk the Line Affiliate links are included to comparable items. All you […]
Would you hand a three-year-old a knife? Okay, to be fair, we’re talking a blunt knife, not a sharp one, to prepare food. Sequence of Food Preparation Activities #1 – Slicing Children learn to slice bananas (with a blunt knife), cucumbers, strawberries, apple (with corer), celery, hard-boiled eggs, carrots (peeling & slicing) #2 – Spreading […]
Grace and courtesy is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum beginning in the early childhood classroom and continuing through the elementary levels. In The Montessori Method, Dr. Maria Montessori stated, “Considering the method as a whole, we must begin our work by preparing the child for the forms of social life, and we must […]