Practical Life

A compilation of Montessori Practical Life Activities.

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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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Children’s Cookbooks: 8 Top Picks for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Cooking is a wonderful Practical Life activity and choosing some great children’s cookbooks is the next logical step after you’ve purchased a learning tower and some wonderful child size kitchen utensils. Choosing great children’s cookbooks is no easy task, though. Many cookbooks geared for toddlers and preschoolers have recipes that are either too complex or …

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Children’s Cooking Utensils: Master List of Montessori Cooking Tools

If you are looking to get started with Montessori in your home, there is no better place than Practical Life activities right in your kitchen. Before you get started, though, you are going to need some children’s cooking utensils. You may be wondering why small size cooking utensils are preferable over the ones you have …

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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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Practical Life: Montessori Water Pouring Activity

In this article, you will learn what a Montessori water pouring activity is, what the benefits are to this Montessori Practical Life Activity are, and how to introduce this Practical Life lesson. What is a Montessori water pouring activity? “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself,reflects in his …

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50 Montessori Practical Life Activities by Age

Montessori Practical Life activities are an important part of the primary curriculum. In this article, find out what Practical Life Activities are, when you should introduce them, and get examples of Practical Life activities you can introduce to your child. What is a Practical Life activity? Maria Montessori, when she founded her first school, observed …

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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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Why are Montessori Work Mats Important?

Montessori work mats are a common feature in Montessori classrooms and Montessori homes all over the world. What are they, though? What purpose do work mats serve in Montessori environments? Let’s find out. What is a work mat in Montessori? Work mats in Montessori are used for just that; a child’s work. Before removing a …

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