Easter Basket Ideas for the Nature Lover

Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore nature. Little children love, love, love to learn about the world they live in. They are so curious and fascinated by little critters, flowers, and in general by nature. This Easter, why not encourage their curiosity with some amazing nature-themed Easter basket ideas. Don't forget to [...]

By | 2018-03-14T10:10:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Easter, Materials, Parenting, Spring|0 Comments

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Young Kids

When it comes to holidays, my family loves to celebrate, cook special meals, and spend quality time together. Since we have started plunging into minimalism, one thing I am trying to be very intentional about is gifts and, well, stuff! I really want to avoid accumulating a bunch of junk-toys that will be thrown into [...]

By | 2018-03-14T09:56:03+00:00 March 18th, 2018|1-3 years old, Easter, Materials, Montessori, Spring|0 Comments

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 [...]

Useful Practical Life Items for Setting up your Montessori Kitchen Space

One of the spaces I love to set up in my home is our kitchen! I love to create a warm, inviting Montessori kitchen space where my children can exercise independence. We spend so much time cooking there, grabbing snacks and drinks, and cleaning up. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. [...]

Hands-on Spring Activities for Kids

Spring is here and we are so excited to start learning about insects, flowers, and all of those fabulous spring holidays! I love setting up engaging, hands-on spring activities. It's the perfect time of year to explore nature, get outside, and learn about how our earth works. Today, I want to share an entire collection [...]

By | 2018-03-13T12:25:16+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Activites, Spring|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

Rainbow Activities for Babies or Toddlers

With spring and St Patrick's Day approaching,  colors and rainbows are on my mind. Today, I wanted to share a small themed shelf you can set up for babies or young toddlers filled with gorgeous rainbow activities and materials! I am setting up some rainbow works for my son (5 years old) and wanted to [...]

By | 2018-03-08T09:28:08+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Baby, Materials, Parenting, Spring, St Patrick's Day|0 Comments

Parts of a Butterfly Cards

We finally have a small glimmer of spring in the air!!!! I am so excited (did you notice the multiple exclamation points?)! I can't wait to start gardening, smelling freshly cut grass, and to have our garden full of little critters for the kids to study and explore! We will be getting caterpillars soon, but for [...]

Cooking with Kids – awesome cookbooks!

Personally, I love cooking with my kids! One of the reasons why it is so important to me is because I feel that I am taking care of my family (or friends) when I prepare a meal for them. It's a way to serve others. As Dr. Montessori explains, "Joy, feeling one's own value, being [...]

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, [...]