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Just thought I’d share some of the pictures of the montessori type things I have made/or purchased fairly inexpensively for my dds. The girls love them.
For my 4 and 6 year old
Sight word bead chains. Okay, this really isn’t a montessori concept, but I was inspired by the bead stairs and my 4.5 year old is learning to read. I am in the process of making all 111 sight words my 6 year old got from school and making them into word chains. I think this is a much more fun way of learning sight words and making sentences than using flash cards.
For the preschooler/toddler
Sensorial activities –
touch tablets with different grits of sandpaper – I will be affixing these to scraps of wood and adding at least two more different grit sizes.
thermic tablets – purchased from Kidadvance montessori
Colored geometric forms (from Guidecraft)
Our montessori drawer (in their reach, but I don’t have space to have all this stuff out in a real montessori room).
There are Polish hand carved and stained eggs in there. They don’t really serve any purpose, except they are wonderful to feel and use with their play kitchen (but I mostly keep them out of general play). The bamboo spoons and hand carved african animals are from Montessori Services
transferring beans and dry pouring rice
Dd1 helped me grind some spices tonight for dinner
A russian nesting doll
These are pix of our color mixing activity. Just prior to mixing the colors, we did a water transfer activity using two cups – one full and one empty.
Opening and closing activities
As inspired by this activity from Montessori Services
Free Montessori Printables