Easter Cutting Strips

We love using cutting strips as a fun way to practice scissor skills. I recently read an article about how young children are starting to have less developed hand muscles and poor scissor and pencil grasp. This really stood out to me. So, I started working on developing fun and engaging ways to develop those [...]

Butterfly size sorting for toddlers

Spring is the perfect time to learn about butterflies! I am so excited to start seeing beautiful butterflies, bees, and flowers blooming outside. Since spring is starting to make it's appearance here, I thought I would share a simple butterfly size sorting activity you can easily set up for your older tots or preschoolers!   [...]

By | 2018-03-10T18:10:19+00:00 March 15th, 2018|1-3 years old, Math, Premath, Preschool, Spring, Toddler|0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day Tracing or Cutting Strips

St Partick's Day is in just a few days! It's the perfect time to grab a copy of our St Patrick's Day cutting strips to practice those scissor skills. These printables are super easy to set up - just cut around the border to use them as cutting strips, or leave them as sheets and [...]

By | 2018-03-10T13:57:36+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Kindergarten, Montessori, Preschool, St Patrick's Day|0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day Math Activities for Kids

With St Patrick's Day coming up so soon, it's the perfect time to practice counting, addition, and math activities with a fun twist! We have collected some awesome Montessori and hands-on St Patrick's Day math activities so you can create awesome activities that your students and kids will love! Turn math activities into fun, exciting, [...]

Hands-on Space Counting

We are really loving our space theme at home! I am so excited to share with you all of our activities - exploring the planets' surface and even learning fun facts about our solar system. For now, I want to dive right into our hands-on space counting activities with our space shuttle printables! Hands-on Space [...]

By | 2018-02-22T12:10:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Counting, Kindergarten, Math, Preschool|0 Comments

Chinese New Year Cutting or Tracing Activities

With Chinese New Year approaching (on February 16!), I am having a lot of fun preparing different China and Chinese New Year activities for my children. Today,  I want to share a super simple freebie you can use to help your students work on their handwriting or scissor skills! It's another set of Tracing or [...]

Winter Sight Word Printables

Do you have a budding reader at home? Learning sight words is not intuitive - you cannot sound them out like you can other simple words or CVC words. Sometimes, an extra activity to practice reading (or writing) these difficult words can really help children! Today, I am sharing our Snowman sight words cards that can [...]

Winter Activities: Hands-on Language Printables and Activities

Learning new vocabulary, practicing writing, and spelling is an important part of our language programs, of course. At school, I always try to bring out themed literacy materials to make sure I provide the children with opportunities to learn key vocabulary relevant to their lives at the moment. Right now, we are diving deep into [...]

Montessori forest animal printables

Do you have a child who adores animals? I know I have 2! They just love learning about different animals, how they behave, and where they live. Y is really interested in understanding how different families function, including animals. If we see a bird outside, he will me, "Where is the bird's mama?" I know [...]

Tips for Making Your Nature Walk with Kids Totally Awesome

Learning about nature is a very important part of Montessori education. In fact, when parents ask me about where to start with Montessori at home, or what to do when their children are having a hard time concentrating, I often say to spend more time outdoors. There is just something inherently beautiful about watching children explore the [...]