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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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Using Tweezers to Sort Pony Beads

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Sweet Pea is 47 months old.

From: This is another activity suggested in John Bowman’s new book Montessori at Home (I am giving away a copy here.)

Material:

Tweezers (I used rounded-tip beading tweezers). A bowl of pony beads in 4 different colors 4 Small bowls.

Procedure:

Sit near your tot […]

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Sound Eggs or “A Descent into Hysteria” – Part 2

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: This activity is based on the Montessori sound cylinders work. It is a great way to use some of those plastic eggs that are laying around after Easter and I’ve seen it in a ton of places (most recently on Giving Up On A Clean House and […]

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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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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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Sorting the Counting Bears

Sweet Pea is 23 months old.

A few weeks ago I wandered into The Supply Closet (a teacher supply store) and found some counting bears that I had read about on 1+1+1=1 . The bears I bought were actually a little different and more expensive than the ones Carissa recommended because there are more […]

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