Crafts and Activities

A compilation of Montessori crafts and activities for babies, toddlers, and young children.

Toddler assembling her quesadillas for fun cooking activities for toddlers inspired by books.

10 Cooking Activities For Toddlers Inspired By Books

Cooking activities for toddlers is an important Practical Life activity in Montessori. However, cooking is a great learning activity for any child. It teaches math skills, patience, following directions, fine motor skills, problem-solving, helps with speech/language, and builds confidence, just to name a few. It may even help a picky eater try new foods. Cooking …

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40+ Music and Movement Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

In this article, you will learn what music and movement activities are and why they are important for a child’s development. You will also get more than 40 fun music and movement ideas to implement during circle time in your classroom or in your home. Learning is fun for toddlers and preschool children – especially …

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Setting Up a Paper Tearing Activity the Montessori Way

In this article, you will learn why some children enjoy tearing paper, the benefits of paper tearing activities, and how to set up a Montessori-aligned paper tearing activity. Whether your child’s desire to rip paper is a schematic need (transformation schema), a sensory need, or a need for connection with you, setting up a paper …

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Beans, bowls, and spoon in a basket for Montessori spooning activities.

Fun and Learning with Montessori Spooning Activities

In this article, you will learn what Montessori spooning activities are, how to introduce them to your child, and get some spooning activity ideas. What are Montessori spooning activities? Montessori spooning work is a Practical Life work that is typically introduced in a Montessori classroom in the primary years. This activity belongs to a special …

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Montessori Flower Arranging Activity for Kids

In this article, learn the benefits of Montessori flower arranging activities, how to set the actives up, and how to present flower arranging to your child. What is a Montessori flower arranging activity? Montessori is known for the Practical Life work involved in the Method. Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children prefer real life experiences …

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Montessori Hand Squeezed Juice Activity

Warm weather calls for fun activities to helps us cool down. Here is a great one; a Montessori hand squeezed juice activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Making orange juice without the juicer is a lot of fun and it has plenty of benefits for young kids. The same goes for homemade lemonade or any other …

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Winter Art Activities for toddlers: pine tree branch painting.

6 Winter Art Activities For Toddlers

This time of year can be difficult to get outside, and understandably, you may find it harder to avoid screen time with your kids. However, you can break up the day with some always important process art. Here are 6 Montessori-aligned, fun winter art activities for toddlers. 6 Winter Art Activities For Toddlers Melted Snowman …

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