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“I Spy” – Montessori Style

I Spy - Montessori Style

Sweet Pea was about 3 years old.

 

From: “I Spy” is a well known children’s game, but in this version, the clues are sounds instead of colors. This is a classic Montessori activity that helps children begin to recognize phonetic sounds. I first read about it in David Gettman’s book Basic Montessori Learning […]

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Writing in Jello Powder

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This very fun sticky finger writing activity from Teach Mama has been on my to-do list since I first saw her post about it.

Material:

2 packets of gelatin dessert mix (Better known as “Jello”). Jelly roll tray. Foil. (Optional, but helps with clean-up.) Milk cap letters. […]

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Do-A-Dot Letter Mazes

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Sweet Pea was 4 years old.

From: I found this quick Do-A-Dot letter recognition idea at Tons of Fun and also at A Mommy’s Adventures.

Material:

Do-A-Dot Markers. A-Z Letter Maze Worksheets. (All of the letter worksheets are included in one file. Right click on link and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target […]

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Lowercase Do-A-Dot Letters

Free Lowercase Do-A-Dot Printables (Shannon's Totschool)

Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I have finally finished the lowercase Do-A-Dot letters! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also make a lowercase version. It took me much longer to make these than I expected, but […]

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Foam Letter Name Stamp

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My access to the internet has been very limited so I have not been able to post as regularly as usual. Things should hopefully be back to normal next week.

Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

From: I was trying to think of a way for Sweet Pea to put her name on […]

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Letter Search with Stickers

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: The Activity Mom did this quick letter matching activity, which I think originally came from Crunchy and Green.

Material:

Alphabet stickers. (You can get these almost anywhere. We found ours at Target.) Letter matching worksheets. (Start with the partial alphabets worksheets on the top row and only […]

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Uppercase Do-A-Dot Letters

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Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: Erika from Confessions of a Homeschooler often posts an individual Do-A-Dot letter worksheet when her tot is learning a particular letter (P for example), but I had trouble searching her site to find all of the letters. I also searched the web, but was surprised that I […]

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Letter Matching Eggs

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: I am not sure where I first saw this idea, but This Little Project posted about a letter matching egg game and Crunchy and Green also posted about it, along with some other good ideas for plastic eggs.

Material:

26 Plastic eggs. Permanent marker. 2 Baskets or […]

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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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Drawing in a Sand Tray

Sweet Pea is 27 months old.

From: A traditional Montessori lesson involves showing children how to draw letters in a tray of salt. I saw this activity using sand instead of salt at Chasing Cheerios.

Material:

Strong shallow box or a jelly roll pan. Non-toxic sand or salt to cover the bottom of the […]

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