Kids go crazy for hammering activities. If you get a chance to get hold of a cut tree log – that’s great. I found an easy substitute for a tree by placing two cork boards on top of each other. This is a beautiful preparation for more complex exercises when children older and they are capable of building something with their hand. Perfect for fine motor exercise too.
Transferring activities with shells. Simple and fun. These are a great way to strengthen fingers and develop the fine motor.
Sewing. Recycling old gift cards make this activity even more attractive. We made beautiful Christmas tree ornaments with them.
Introducing different office appliances, like sticky tape and hole punch are great for learning new skills. I noticed that it also encourages children to exercise their perseverance.
Educational toys that develop fine motor are an excellent addition to Montessori Work Shelves.
If you would like to learn how to teach your child about odd and even numbers using Cards and Counters, here is a great video to guide you:
We chose a Transportation Unit for counting syllables in words and learn different types of transportation. Children easily learn to count syllables in words when it is first done with their names. This is where we started and moved to clap words associated with different types of vehicles.
Transportation 3 -Part Nomenclature Cards are a part of my Transportation Unit printable which includes many different activities that kids usually love.
This is another activity for classifying vehicles.
In order to provide an opportunity for self-assessment, I marked cards on the back. After finishing sorting a variety of vehicles A turned them on the other side to compare labels and make sure it was done correctly.
Float and sink experiment. The best time to demonstrate this activity is after a child had a lesson on Water and Land with Montessori Sandpaper Globe. This experiment is great for self – directed play. Children usually get excited to find things they can put in the water to find out if they float or sink. You can download my printable here.
Inspired by Nature. Something to let imagination run wild. We love our outdoor nature walks.
Girls have lots of fun with changing the doll’s outfits play. Woodkins toy-books are perfect for open-ended independent play.