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Using a Gravy Separator (and an Introduction to Density)

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

Intro: This is a super easy practical life lesson with a good dose of science. During the holidays, Sweet Pea saw my gravy separator and wanted to know what it was, so I set up this quick little activity for her on the spot.

Prerequisite: Your tot should […]

Using a Funnel

Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I spotted a funnel in my junk drawer and remembered that I had seen “Using a Funnel” on a list of practical life Montessori activities a while ago.


Funnel. Sink. A sturdy chair or step stool. Measuring cup or small pitcher. Empty water bottle. Bib (optional […]

Pouring Beans

Sweet Pea is 30 months old.

From: I found this activity in the book Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-Fives by David Gettman, Teach Me To Do It Myself by Maja Pitamic and also on the exceptional Wonder Years blog.


2 small, equally-sized measuring […]