Montessori Inspired Bible Activities for Kids

Bible-centered Montessori inspired activities are a great way to reinforce and support our lifestyle and build the faith that our family pursues. In my understanding, the Montessori method is all about adapting and modeling the environment according to the child’s needs and interests. It feels amazing to be able to bring our faith into our learning environment which helps to bring so much more meaning into it. One wonderful side of the activities is that they also present some parts of history and culture along with aspects of grace and courtesy and character education. They also stimulate and provoke children for honest and sincere conversations. We also make it very personal.
In her work, Maria Montessori was moved by a passion born from her deep faith connected foundation. This does not make her method any less attractive or profound.

Here are a few examples of activities we did coming close to Easter.

 A picture book of Jesus’ life with references to the Bible.

I put this picture book together using pictures of classical art paintings. This illustrates a few major aspects of Jesus’ ministry serving people. Like any other collection of a themed picture book in the Montessori classroom, this presents a great opportunity to spark an interest, engage in a conversation and discussion. My daughter truly has my blood inside. She was attempting to reenact every picture we looked at. It was quite adorable.

Easter story tray

This is a creative way to tell the story, make it visual and involve different senses. Christianity has many various symbols. Sometimes it is not easy for young children to understand the real meaning behind them. I use this to explain and present symbols in a simple, fun way. I found “My Happy Easter Book” perfect for young children.

Free from evil. 
This activity presents different sins that Jesus took on the cross. You are welcome to download your free copy from my subscriber page. At this stage we only discuss pictures. The concept is still too abstract for a three-year-old, but I like the idea of taking about purity and clean heart from the early beginnings. This one will serve us for many years to come.
Stain glass paintings. 
We look at a few examples of these and I just introduced my daughter to this art style allowing her to paint on the paper. Later we will give it a go with homemade stain glass paints on glass.
A prayer table.
 This is something similar to a peace table. We light up a candle and my daughter chooses people she wants to pray for. She lifts up a butterfly, prays for a person she wants to bless and places butterfly in the other bowl. Sometimes we decide to name things, people we are grateful for and thank God for them one at a time using the same principle. It’s a very sweet and beautiful act of love and care.
  About Anastasia. Anastasia is the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 19 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here. 

4 thoughts on “Montessori Inspired Bible Activities for Kids”

  1. Thank you very much! I just cant describe in words my thoughts about this post. It is so positive and light and important. The prayer table… wow.. this post gave me a food for thought. Anastasia I am so thankful that you are sharing your way of living. I can learn a lot

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