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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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Transfering Pom-Poms with a Clothespin

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Sweet Pea is 41 months old.

From: I saw this quick Pegging Pom-Poms activity on All Join In.

Material:

Clothespins. Ice cube tray. Pom-Poms or cotton balls. (You will need as many pom-poms as there are spaces in your ice cube tray.) Bowl or basket for the pom-poms.

Procedure:

Put the […]

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Water Drops on Wax Paper

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Sweet Pea is 39 months old.

From: I found this excellent activity at The Adventures of Bear.

Material:

Wax paper. Permanent marker. Eye dropper (We found ours at Micheals, but you could also use an old Children’s Tylenol bottle dropper.) Small bowl. Liquid water color or food coloring. A piece of blank paper. […]

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Fun with an Eye Dropper

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I saw this in a bunch of places (The Shafer Family, The Adventures of Bear, and My Montessori Journey) and really wanted to do it, but it took me a while to find the non-skid suction mats.

Material:

1 Mini non-skid bathtub suction mat. (I had a […]

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Grinding Egg Shells

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: I was browsing through the Montessori Services website when I came across a Grinding Activity Set. I though that Sweet Pea would love something like this and since it was right after Easter, I just happened to have a bunch of dyed, hard-boiled eggs in my […]

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Spooning Hearts

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Sweet Pea is 32 months old.

From: In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought we’d do something with hearts. 🙂 This is a traditional Montessori activity that involves spooning objects from one location to another. I have read about something similar on many, many other blogs, so when I spotted these cute heart […]

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Egg to Carton Transfer

Sweet Pea is 25 months.

From: I think this was just an idea I had at Easter when I saw this pair of cute little egg dipper tongs at Micheals. It turns out that Sweet Pea couldn’t use the dippers at all yet. However, she had such a great time transferring plastic eggs into […]

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Transfering the Counting Teddies

I bought a pair of plastic tongs for under $1 at a Party America and put them on a tray with 1 basket of counting bears and another empty basket. Still enamored with the teddy bears, Sweet Pea was ready to bring this tray to her table as soon as she saw it.

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