Adrian 4.5 years Feed

Children have been enjoying seeing all the colorful birds in our backyard, and today, we are doing the color matching activity by matching various 🐦birds (exotic and backyard) to the Montessori 🌈Color Tablets. Your child will learn colors and shades as well as names of birds, exercise hand-eye coordination and... Read more →

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Letter hunt today ~ letter R. Although Adrian (4 years old), knows all his letters well now, I am a big believer in practice and repetition. Even if a child knows his/her ABCs, s/he will inevitably forget them in the absence of implementation and application of what the child has... Read more →

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In continuing our Anatomy unit study, we are making Oobleck "blood" and "blood cells" from air clay. Oobleck ~also known as "Goop" ~ is an inexpensive, non-toxic example of a non-Newtonian fluid which is a suspension of starch (e.g. cornstarch) in water, where the resulting substance ~ also called "ooze"... Read more →

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The Human Body is an amazing mechanism! And the human hand is an extremely versatile tool, capable of delicate manipulations as well as powerful gripping actions. The arrangement of its 27 small bones, moved by 37 skeletal muscles that are connected to the bones by tendons, allows a wide range... Read more →

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We just returned from the Gulf of Mexico, and children are fascinated with all the seashells we have collected. So, we will be learning about seashells hands-on in our Beach Inspired Nature Study below. Have you tried spelling with seashells? It puts a new twist on language lessons and sparks... Read more →

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In continuing our Art 🖼History Unit Study, we are learning about one of the most prominent Impressionists ~ a French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~Introducing The 🌎World's Greatest 🎨Artists! We will also be reproducing Renoir's umbrella with the project Color Tones. We will be blending shades of blue to recreate a... Read more →

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This lesson is a part of our Art History Unit Study. Today, we are learning about a famous artist ~ Paul Klee and the techniques he used with this super easy washi masking tape resist art. This art project is perfect for all ages as smaller children can have fun... Read more →

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We are continuing our North America unit study with this sensory play while learning about animals which are quite exotic to the continent. Sensory play is extremely important for children. And although a traditional Montessori Sensorial activity is designed to isolate just one sense to be worked with, setting up... Read more →

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We are continuing our Dinosaur Unit study, and today, we are rescuing frozen Dino eggs which were found by the young paleontologists during a recent trip to🇦🇶Antarctica. To help with this kids science experiment, we are using a child-sized hammer, salt, and warm water. First, place the dinosaurs inside the... Read more →

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Today, we will be creating a water lily pond (my children can never have enough sensory play) and we also will be conducting a kids science experiment called "Magic Flower." Drop an easy-to-make DIY paper lily bud in a bowl of water and watch it slowly bloom before your eyes!... Read more →

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In this technocratic world, what child would not like to have his/her own laptop to be just like Mommy and Daddy? You can make that wish came true with this super easy DIY from recycled cardboard and aluminum foil. What you will need: a rectangular piece of recycled cardboard, which... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring letter P. During our letter hunt, Adrian would walk around the house and collect all the objects that begin with the "p" sound. "P" is for popcorn, plate, plus (sign/addition), pop/soda can, Pocahontas, princesses, pumpkin, puzzle, picture, pond, park, piano, pregnant, penny, pencil/pen, pig, parrot, pit,... Read more →

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Happy Father's Day to all Dads near and far! And why not show our love with a hand-made card! So, we are sharing this super easy napkin craft DIY, which will make a perfect last minute card! (Birthday and Mother's Day card too!) What you will need: napkins felt sheets... Read more →

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Father's Day is approaching, and we are making a 3D Process Art craft which Adrian will give to Daddy as a Father's Day gift. We are using materials you probably have in your cupboard (salt, oats, and bran), along with some watercolors and sprinkles of imagination. This is a fun... Read more →

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Today, we are continuing our North America study by making an America Indian craft while referencing to American Indian Crafts Kids Can Do! book. What you will need: brightly colored cardstock dark crayons (we are using these oil pastels) a toothpick and a sprinkle of imagination. First, color in the... Read more →

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It is amazing how children are drawn to the wonders of nature, to its magic of bringing life from fuzzy buds and sleepy seeds. The cycle of a plant is particularly mesmerizing to a child: how from something so tiny can sprout a mighty tree with roots reaching down to... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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While up until now, we have been studying 🌍geography in general, from 🌌solar system to our 🌎Earth, to the world's continent, 🌊oceans, and biome, now, we will begin to focus on one continent per month to be able to explore 🙌🏻hands-on its maps, ecosystem, native animals, people and their customs.... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Solar System craft from homemade no-cook natural play dough. To explore our solar system and the planets, we read National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space which... Read more →

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Recently, we found My First Book of Baby Animals (buy here) at a local library, and we knew we had to have it! With the sweet introduction of cutest baby animals, this sturdy board book will be enjoyed even by very little ones. Boasting with bright photos of baby animals... Read more →

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