Crafts and Activities

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

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How to Have a Montessori Birthday Celebration

As an educational philosophy focused on collaborative play, hands-on learning, and self-directed activity, Montessori classrooms have a simple and unique way of celebrating children’s birthdays. In fact, the Montessori celebration of life is far from the birthday traditions we’re used to see or do each year. Below you can learn more about the Montessori birthday …

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Baby Hates Tummy Time? Try These Tips

In this article, you will learn about Montessori and tummy time. You will also get lots of practical advice about how to implement time on the belly successfully for your baby. You’ll even get some alternatives to tummy time for those babies that are adamant about refusing to participate in belly time on the floor. …

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10 Father’s Day Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers

Father’s Day is coming up and will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get started on those kids crafts.  Hopefully, you got some great Mother’s Day gifts and want to do something special in return. As a Preschool Teacher, I’ve had to come up with lots of Father’s Day crafts …

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Planting a Butterfly Garden: An Outdoor Activity for Kids

In this article, you will learn about butterfly gardens and find out how to plan a butterfly garden planting activity for your kids. You will also get recommendations on child size supplies to help your little one along in planting a butterfly garden. Spring and Summer are great seasons to get outside, enjoy the warm …

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Mother’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids: 15 Montessori-inspired Ideas

The time of the year to celebrate the mothers who sacrifice everything to take care of their little ones is once again upon us. If you are looking for some creative, Montessori-inspired Mother’s Day crafts you have come to the right place. We mothers really do appreciate thoughtful handmade gifts and trinkets, as well as …

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10 Inspired-by-Nature Sensory Bins and Trays for Kids

Nature tables, nature sensory bins, and nature trays are a wonderful way to bring outdoor inspiration and exploration inside. They are easy and inexpensive to put together and young children have a great time exploring them. These nature activities are a joy from start to finish. Collecting the items can be done beforehand, by a …

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20 Montessori Outdoor Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Now that Spring is here, you may be looking for some fun Montessori outdoor activities. If you’re participating in the 1000 hours outside maybe you’re finding it hard to engage your children outside. As Sue discussed in her last post, outdoor play is crucial in a child’s development. (Read more here). So, it’s important to …

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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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