Practical Life

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40+ Montessori-Inspired Practical Life Activities for Infants and Toddlers.  Montessori at home.
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40+ Montessori-Inspired Practical Life Activities for Infants and Toddlers

“When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ‘I want to do it!’ But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ̵…

For those of you who have children who love to cut with scissors, I've got some ideas for you!  Starting with the one pictured here: Cutting...

Seasonal Scissor Fun

For those of you who have children who love to cut with scissors, I've got some ideas for you! Starting with the one pictured here: Cutting...

Montessori in the kitchen "recipes" for 3 year olds.

Food Preparations That A 3 Year Old Can Do

Pinay Homeschooler is a blog that shares homeschool and afterschool activity of kids from babies to elementary level.

montessori practical life activities | Montessori Nature: Montessori-inspired activities age 3-6

Montessori-inspired activities (age 3-5)

Here is what we have been up to in our Montessori Classroom this week. This activity is an extension to the Sea World theme. Children are encouraged to draw shells from observation. There is a

First part of the ultimate collection of practical life activities

Ultimate Collection of Practical Life Activities (Part One)

Pinay Homeschooler is a blog that shares homeschool and afterschool activity of kids from babies to elementary level.

montessori practical life - lots of suggestions, crushing eggshells is a favorite

Practical Life – My Montessori Cultural Curriculum

Scrubbing Potatoes~Michael and I peeled potatoes the other day and then made mashed potatoes. I am so blessed to be able to be home with my kids!

Scrubbing Potatoes

I love that J-jo can be involved in a lot of our practical life activities now. I had the children scrub potatoes for us and they were thrilled to be helping. Looks like I’ll be needing an…

6 Practical Life Skills Kitchen Activities - Mama's Happy Hive

These 6 practical life skills kitchen activities are part of the 12 Months of Montessori Learning series brought to you by ten amazing Montessori bloggers!

Flower arranging activity tray using cheese shaker from the dollar store

Practical Life with a garden theme

Two garden-themed practical life activities that are on my shelves right now are miniature flower arranging and transferring flower petals. I found a cheese shaker at the dollar store which was perfect for a little flower arranging work. I placed...

Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Dry Pouring

Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Dry Pouring

Montessori Practical Life Lesson for Dry Pouring, why and how to present pouring rice to kids, part of a series of Montessori Practical Life Lessons

Montessori Practical Life Lesson: Grating Soap

Practical Life: Grating Soap ⋆ Sugar, Spice and Glitter

Montessori Practical Life Lesson for Grating Soap, a great kitchen preparation activity that also can be used to make clean mud or homemade detergent!

Teaching toddlers and preschoolers to fold towels is a simple practical life skill they can easily learn with a Montessori Inspired Towel Folding Activity.

Montessori Inspired Towel Folding Activity | Stir The Wonder

Teaching toddlers and preschoolers to fold towels is a simple practical life skill they can easily learn with a Montessori Inspired Towel Folding Activity.

montessori workjobs: montessori practical life spooning extensions

montessori practical life spooning extensions

Preparation: Jars & lids, pouring, using a funnel, and spooning. Materials: tray, bottles or vessels that in order to fill will require a funnel, a small funnel that will fit small grains, a small measuring spoon, a jar to hold the contents of the material being transferred (I always use quinuoa) and a small container to hold tools when not in use. Gauge the interest and readiness of the child. Can they open a jar? Can they spoon? Can they repeat multiple steps? Retrieve the material from…