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Valentine’s Day Practical Life Activities

By |2018-01-29T21:13:28+00:00January 29th, 2017|3-6 years old, Fine motor, Montessori, Practical Life, Valentine's Day|

We have been incorporating some fun, simple to set up Valentine's Day activities onto our shelves lately. I've been working hard to snap photos of our works as they come up last month and today, I am excited to put it all together - a list of Valentine's Day inspired practical life activities that you [...]

February practical life trays

By |2017-04-01T10:55:35+00:00February 3rd, 2016|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Fine motor, Montessori, Motor Skills, Practical Life|

Wait, what? It's February? Already? Yes, yes it is! That means it's time for another monthly look at what we are doing as far as practical life and fine motor activities!  These types of works are a good way to practice important skills as well as build up hand eye coordination and muscles in the hands. [...]

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Kids in the kitchen: Using a knife at 4 years old

By |2018-03-01T22:24:49+00:00March 2nd, 2017|3-6 years old, Cooking, Montessori, Parenting, Practical Life|

One of my favourite aspects of Montessori is the emphasis on practical life activities and learning. I really enjoy being able to teach Y basic skills that he will need the rest of his life. I truly believe that learning to do simple tasks for himself helps to build up Y's confidence and self esteem.  Today, I [...]

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Fine motor activities for tots

By |2017-03-31T08:12:10+00:00February 18th, 2017|1-3 years old, Fine motor|

My sister in law recently asked me to create some printables and materials for her daughter, a toddler. I'm so excited to have a younger kiddo to create works for, and I have to admit, I got a little bit carried away. In this article, I wanted to share a few simple ideas for tray [...]

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Watermelon cutting strips

By |2019-03-14T20:26:09+00:00July 23rd, 2016|1-3 years old, Cutting Strips, Montessori, Practical Life, Seasonal, Summer|

One of our favourite foods during the summer is watermelon! Y just loves it so much. One of my favourite ways to add some fun to our trays and activities is simply to add something relevant to our lives. Of course, with summer on my mind, I created a few fun summer activities for our [...]

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