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Color Tablets, Box #2

Sweet Pea is 33 months old.

From: Color Tablets are another traditional Montessori activity. I found a simple version of this activity in the book Teach Me To Do It Myself by Maja Pitamic and another good description in Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives by David Gettman.

Material:

12 color tablets, which can […]

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Pony Beads and Pipe Cleaners

Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: I read about this great idea for a Salt Shaker Scuplture at the very informative My Montessori Journey.

Material:

Pony beads contained in a bowl or basket. 5 or 6 pipe cleaners. An empty spice jars (shaker jar A) or a salt shaker. Tray (optional, […]

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Pegs and Pegboards

Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: I can’t remember where I saw these first, but I ordered some from the Oriental Trading Company several months ago.

Material:

Pegs and a Peg Board (FYI: I am currently running a giveaway for some of our extra ones here.)

Observations: I tried to show […]

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Sorting Stickers

Sweet Pea is 31 months old.

From: I bought a cheapo sticker & album set from the Dollar Store. When I gave it to Sweet Pea, she started sorting the stickers by color all on her own. I was pretty impressed that she had made up her own Tot School activity with it.

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Introduction to Patterns with Mini-Erasers

Sweet Pea is 31 months old.

From: I found this idea on RockerMom’s Spinner’s End Nursery School.

Material:

Pattern Matching Music Notes Worksheet (.pdf file requires Foxit or Adobe Acrobat). RockerMom also posted her own worksheet, but I made my own before I found hers. Mini Erasers in the shape of music notes. […]

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Foam Puzzles

Sweet Pea is 31 months old.

From: We got this set of 4 foam puzzles as a gift from Sweet Pea’s grandma.

Material:

Foam Puzzles (I couldn’t find the exact set that we were given. Here is a link to an uppercase and lowercase puzzle that Carissa from 1+1+1=1 recommends, plus […]

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Matching Game

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.

Material:

6-12 pairs of matching picture cards. ( I found a cute little Nemo Matching Game in Target’s Dollar Spot, but obviously you could play this with any Memory card game set or even make your own.)

Procedure:

Go […]

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Magic Paint Bag

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.

From: This was recommended by my friend Lori. It is similar to the Magic Paint Bag activity in the book First Art by MaryAnn F. Kohl, although I think this version works better.

Material:

Non-toxic washable craft paint. Glad Press’n Seal. Duct or Packing Tape. (The tape needs […]

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Feathers in Styrofoam

Sweet Pea is 28 months old.

From: While Sweet Pea was doing the arranging feathers activity, she wasn’t able to put them exactly where she wanted. The feathers would either fall over in the vase or were too squished together. It occurred to me that pushing the feathers into Styrofoam would allow her […]

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Sorting Colored Pom-Poms with Tongs

Sweet Pea is 27 months old.

From: I saw these nesting multi-colored gift boxes and thought they would make an excellent color sorting activity.

Material:

Several different colored containers (I bought my gift box set from the party section in Hobby Lobby, but think that colored toddler bowls or nesting cups would work well […]

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