Nature

Indoor Garden Craft Ideas for Kids – Plants That Stimulate the Senses

Every parent wants their kids to enjoy the outdoors and to have a strong connection with Mother Nature. And while most grown-ups are grabbing every chance of escaping from closed environments, many kids tend to do quite the opposite and spend days without seeing the sunlight. Thankfully they have us, the parents, to help them …

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Spring Hands-on Activities for Preschool Children

In our classroom, the change of season or special occasion generated elevated excitement as children always anticipated finding freshly prepared materials on the shelves. For that reason, I gathered a collection of Spring themed hands-on individual activities for your preschool students. Spring vocabulary cards for the memory or match-up games, storytelling startups and for building …

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Rain Could In a Jar Science Experiment Plus Types of Clouds Printable

This Rain Cloud in a Jar Experiment is a great way to engage your children aged 3-6 in conducting a simple science experiment before heading outdoors. Looking up in the sky on an overcast day can be quite relaxing and entertaining. As I was inviting children to fill in the cup with water and pour …

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What Goes Together In Nature – Classifying Activity

There are many ways to use cards and activities to prepare children for reading. Along with learning to identify sounds (in Montessori classrooms children learn sounds, not letter names) children need to develop comprehension skills. What Goes Together In Nature is an activity that can foster the development of comprehension skills, teach vocabulary, make associations …

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How to Make a Vegetable Garden for Kids

Children love dirt! Gardening is a perfect excuse to get dirty! Ann Sanders of A Green Hand  shared her easy to implement step-by-step guide to creating a nourishing vegetable garden with your children. Gardening is one of the major part of Practical Life activities children learn to master in the Montessori environment. In addition to …

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What happens if every child picks a flower?

With great pleasure, I introduce to you an inspiring blogger, author and nature lover Linda Åkeson McGurk of Rain or Shine Mamma. In this guest post-Linda is offering a different perspective and approach to nature-based learning and to the way we approach children’s interaction with nature. “Don’t pick that flower! It’ food for the bees.” “Leave that rock! Imagine …

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