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Celebrations Around the World with Montessori-Inspired Activities

Celebrations Around the World! As the end of the year approaches, many delightful celebrations take place throughout the world. One of the riches of the Montessori Method is the message of universal respect to people of different backgrounds, cultures, and countries. Today, we honor the many beautiful and wondrous ways that people celebrate, and bring […]

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Thanksgiving Activities

100+ Montessori Inspired Activities for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up soon! There’s still plenty of time for some fun and enriching Thanksgiving themed activities. This is a great time year to emphasize Montessori Grace and Courtesy lessons like gratitude, kindness, generosity, among others. Also, if you are looking for some Thanksgiving classroom ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a collection of […]

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100 Great Gifts

100+ Montessori-Friendly Toys and Gifts for Infants and Toddlers

Looking for some great gift ideas for those infants and toddlers on your holiday list? Montessori-friendly toys can be just as educational as they are fun. Just a note, I acknowledge that there is not really such a thing as a Montessori “toy.” These “Montessori-friendly toys” are recommended by parents and teachers who use Montessori […]

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Gorgeous Holiday Gourds and Gratitude

How to Make Gorgeous Holiday Gourds (from your old Halloween pumpkins) The pumpkin: our favorite symbol of autumn’s bountiful harvest: one of Nature’s generous gifts and the impetus for our annual show of gratitude. T’is is the season to give thanks for these gifts among others, so why waste those gorgeous gourds just because Halloween is over? With […]

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Montessori Culinary Celebration: Stars and Stripes Berry Bread

4th of July, Practical Life, and Montessori It is almost the 4th of July, the day that the United States celebrates its independence. This is a great time to talk about subjects such as pride and patriotism, community, independence, liberty and discipline.  It is also a good reason to incorporate some fun, 4th of July themes into your Montessori practical life […]

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A Sensory Cooking Activity for Mother’s Day: Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Delicious Strawberry Muffins for Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking provides a fantastic sensory activity for children of any age.  Children learn from exploring the sight of the ingredients, feeling the textures, smelling the spices, hearing the clink-and-whirl of the utensils and, of course, tasting the results. “The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge. […]

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A Thanksgiving Craft: The Thankful Tree

Activities and crafts are an integral part of any holiday celebration. They also help develop children’s practical life skills, senses, and creativity.  And I like the opportunity to spend quality time with my children. This craft is fun and provides a great opportunity to talk about all the things we are thankful for and the meaning of our […]

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