Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tot School: Montessori inspired peas unit and free printables

Hello there! Happy Friday! This week, we kept things short and sweet! I was pretty lazy when it came to making this week's activities, so we continued on with a few from last week, spent hours outside, and accomplished these: 


Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables
The Toddler has been really loving our Montessori activities so even though we have been busy, I still tried to incorporate some simple ones. This week's activities are 'sponsored' by our garden. The inspiration: 

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

Okay, so maybe that isn't a pea plant - it's a fava bean plant. Our peas are done for the year and have been removed from the garden, but the Toddler and I sure enjoyed picking them from the plants. He has been loving all of the gardening we've been up to this summer, and so I bring you, a small pea inspired post.

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

I filled a bowl with flour and added some green pony beads to serve as our 'peas'. The Toddler had to sift through the flour to find the beads. Then we practiced counting them. He loved it! Eventually it became a spooning work, as well. Clean up was surprisingly easy and took about five minutes. 

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

Counting with peas


I actually started making some 'fancy' felt peas, but stuck with this simple version for now: 

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

They worked and we, yet again, practiced counting! The Toddler is getting pretty good. I'm going to be sewing the bits together and will be making little peas for him. Soon. It will happen some time soon. 


More pea counters: 


I took photos of an open pea pod with 1 to 5 peas in the pod. I asked the Toddler to lay out the appropriate quantity of buttons for each pea in the pod for each card. 


Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

This time, he wanted to do this in his chair. This is turning out to be our new set up: 

Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables


Toddler table and chair courtesy of our taken apart high chair. Oh, and do you see that road rug on the right of the Toddler? Yea, it's an absolutely necessary part of the living room at this time. 

Story time: Every single morning, once I walk into my son's room, he requests his 'autos' (cars). Every single morning, once we get down stairs, he runs to this rug. Even when we are working, this rug must remain out and many works are completed on it. It may only be put away in the evenings, once the Toddler is done for the day, tidies up his cars, and asks for help rolling it up! Yep. He's pretty awesome and hubs and I lucked out in the kid department. Just sayin'. 


Let's talk printables


Pea math unit: Montessori toddler activities by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori #freeprintables

And now, the printables! Well, almost. I first have a bit of a note to add on this topic. I love making printables for my son, and because I already make them for my own use, I love to offer them on here. For free. So please folks, do not send me an email asking if I want to buy my own printables from you. True story, it happened! Please see my new disclosure policy and copy right page for more information on proper use of the resources I offer on here. If you do notice someone selling something that I already have on here, it won't be me so please do let me know and don't pay for it!

Here's the thing with this week's printables - I made every single part myself. I didn't search for free photos or purchase any, but I took each photo myself using our garden stash of veg!  


Free pea counters printables:

Pea counters


What to expect in the coming weeks? 


I'm so, so excited about the next few printable sets I'll be offering on here: I'm currently working on an a-z set of fruits/veg cards, fruit and veg sorting, life cycle of various vegetables cards, and quite a bit more. Most or all of the photos included in these sets will be taken by me so keep an eye out! 


This post may be linked up at any of these awesome parties: Learning Printables hosted by Every Star is Different and Montessori Nature. The Thoughtful Spot Blog HopWe love Weekends hosted by Emma at P is for PreschoolerJolanthe at Homeschool creationsMontessori MondaysTot school linky party hosted by 1+1+1=1, The Pinning Party hosted by Sharla at The Chaos and the Clutter and Teaching Mama and/or The Weekly Kids Coop.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Yuliya