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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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This is a Montessori Practical Life lesson on a preschool use of a golf tee, which is an awesome gross motor exercise. Additionally, I will also show you a couple of fun extensions where your child will also exercise fine motor control. What you will need: a tray, a little... Read more →

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Fine motor skills involve the coordination of small muscles in hands and fingers and are advanced by frequent practice. Strong fine motor control is essential in completing tasks such as writing, cutting with scissors or a knife, manipulating puzzle pieces, threading beads, zipping, buttoning, and many more. Without well-developed fine... Read more →

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How about the primary colors pasta ✂️cutting activity! Reinforce the concept of the three primary colors: ❤️red, 💛yellow and blue while offering your child to exercise fine motor skills by cutting with scissors. How to make this activity: cook pasta as directed (we had some old pasta that was past... Read more →

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Today, Adrian got to practice his scissor skills while making a DIY♻️car wash. All you need is ✂️scissors, cardstock, ruler and a pencil, a ♻️recycled cardboard📦box, and a sprinkle of imagination. First, using a rule, Adrian drew straight lines and then he started cutting, making strips. It is very important... Read more →

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Montessori Practical Life Activities incorporate six main categories, one of which is Care for self and others which includes learning to get dressed independently, preparing/getting a snack, washing hands, buttoning or tying shoelaces, shoe polishing and many more. During these activities, children also learn body control and coordination, consequently developing... Read more →

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Montessori materials at home need not be expensive or require a laminating machine and a paper cutter. It took me less than few minutes to prepare this Valentine Heart and Colander fine-motor activity. I am sure we all have a colander in the kitchen somewhere, and since 💞love is in... Read more →

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Hammering is a fun gross and fine motor activity that can be customized for different holidays. We are using 🎃Halloween Inspired black and orange styrofoam balls. What you will need: a tray (we are using this one), recycled styrofoam block, child-friendly hammer (we are using a wooden rounded child hammer... Read more →

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Sustained, child-driven and directed work can occur in many areas; however, 🙌🏻Practical Life's real work affords the most stimulation both physically and mentally. Children ❤️love to do the work they see the adults do. So, to witness the💥 explosion of initiative, passionate work and the inevitable innate satisfaction that naturally... Read more →

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We are continuing our Practical Life 🙌 Activities 101 🎥 Series 🎇 with 💦WET pouring, but this time it is pouring 1:2, where a child will pour from one spouted pitcher into two non-spouted cups, and back. Make sure to introduce this lesson after a child shows confidence in pouring... Read more →

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This is a fun 🇺🇸4th of July inspired DIY Golf Tees Hammering practical life activity for your child to exercise fine as well as gross-motor control. What you will need: golf tees, child-size hammer, foam-block, different types of balls to balance on a golf tee, and a tray to define... Read more →

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This is a lesson on WET pouring 1 : 1, where a child will pour water from one spouted pitcher to the other and back. (Identical to our DRY Spout 1:1 pouring lesson- see a link below), but this time using water instead of dry objects like coffee beans, dry... Read more →

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On June 14th, we celebrate 🇺🇸 Flag Day by paying tribute to the Stars and Stripes and also to all the flags of the world. We love using Holidays as themed unit studies, and today, we are learning all about flags. This World Flag Board is a Montessori Geography material... Read more →

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Lacing wooden geometric shapes (buy here or similar here) is a classic Montessori Sensorial activity. This is also an easy DIY activity to make at home with colored heavy-cardstock (buy here), scissors and a hole puncher. You can match the shoelace to the shape or use complimentary (opposite) lace color... Read more →

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Today, we are paying homage to the🎖️ Memorial Day, a day to show solemn remembrance of the brave Americans who have laid down their lives for the freedom we so cherish. In the morning, to honor those brave men and women and to make it special for Julia (who is... Read more →

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This is the second lesson on DRY Pouring from our Practical Life 🙌 Activities 101 🎥 Series 🎇. The first lesson was 1:1 pouring: where a child pours from one spouted pitcher to the other, keeping it very simple (see the post here). After the child had mastered the one-to-one... Read more →

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Practical Life 🙌 activities provide the foundation for all other activities in Montessori education, fulfilling a child's plea: "Help me do it myself!" Through daily living exercises, such as pouring, a child gains confidence and mastery of the environment. After the refinement of individual skills, children apply them in purposeful... Read more →

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How do we learn left vs right? The process has been linked to the concept of laterality, which is an internal self-awareness of the left and right sides of the body. Laterality is also linked to an awareness of a body midline, which is an invisible line that divides our... Read more →

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Caring for the environment is one of the areas of Montessori Practical Life activities, which are tasks a child sees routinely performed at home, and each serving a meaningful purpose as the child masters essential tasks such as food preparation, pouring a drink, tying of the shoes, sweeping, sewing and... Read more →

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This transferring Practical Life Activity is perfect for toddlers or preschoolers who have mastered hand and spoon transferring as this activity is a little more 📈challenging. Use a stainless steel picker-plucker (buy here) for plucking olives, 🍇 grapes, 🍒cherries, dry 🍝pasta or any other food big enough to be plucked.... Read more →

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