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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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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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Arranging Feathers

Sweet Pea is 28 months old.

From: I thought this simple feather arranging activity from My Montessori Journey would be fun for Sweet Pea.

Materials:

Feathers. Small jar or bud vase. Marbles or glass gems to hold the feathers steady (optional). Tray (optional).

Procedure:

Spread several feathers out on a […]

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Painting a Negative Space Silhouette

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Sweet Pea is 28 months old.

From: The results of this water color resist project at 4 Crazy Kings looked so appealing that I just had to try it.

Material:

Digital camera. Re-positionable laminating sheets or removable contact paper. (I preferred the laminating sheets. You can NOT use regular contact paper.)

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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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Kumon Let’s Color

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Sweet Pea is 26 months.

Materials:

Kumon Let’s Color (I bought mine from Target.) Crayola Twistables Crayons ( I also found these at Target.)

Procedure: The book itself and each page contains instructions for presentation.

Observations: The book has a lot of instructions for a coloring book, which I liked. The first page discusses […]

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Paint with Water – Part 2

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Observations: Paint with water is our new favorite activity. I first talked about the paint with water book we received from Sweet Pea’s Great Aunt Jackie here. Since then, I have been on a constant look out for more of them and have discovered a few things that I wanted to share.

We found […]

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