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Sorting Coins (& U.S. Coin 3-Part Cards)

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

From: Sweet Pea is very interested in putting money into her piggy bank so I thought she would like to learn more about coins. I found this coin sorting activity at the Activity Mom.

Material:

A variety of different coins. Coin cards. (I created my […]

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Memory Matching Game with Hershey’s Kisses

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: This easy activity was from The Activity Mom. (Her site has a whole bunch of fantastic ideas and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet.)

Note: We used simple Christmas words for this activity, but you could also draw shapes for younger tots, use […]

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Button Outline Matching

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this great post full of ideas for buttons at The Activity Mom.

Material:

A bag of plastic craft buttons. (We got ours from Micheal’s.) A thin tipped marker A piece of paper.

Procedure:

Select several different shaped buttons. Use the marker to draw […]

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Matching Color Shades

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Sweet Pea is 37 months old.

From: I saw this on Giving Up on a Clean House, Crunchy and Green, and Chasing Cheerios. Also, the Montessori Color Tablets, Box #3 exercise is a somewhat similar activity.

Material:

Paint sample cards. Select 2 identical sheets for each color you want to use. Clothespins. Scissors. Glue. […]

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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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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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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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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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Color Matching Wheel

Sweet Pea is 25 months.

From: This from Carissa’s Learning Wheel idea at 1+1+1=1.

Materials:

1 piece of heavy white paper or cardstock. 6 different colors (red, blue, yellow, purple, green, orange) of cardstock or construction paper. A laminator or press and seal lamination pockets. (Optional, but good if you want to […]

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“Sound Eggs” or “A Descent into Hysteria”

Blissful Moments [Link Removed because the blog is now private.] had a great idea for tot school of using plastic Easter eggs as a sound matching activity. I had seen something like this a while ago and was interested in the idea of using the eggs as containers. I was pretty enthusiastic […]

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