Fine motor activities for tots

My sister in law recently asked me to create some printables and materials for her daughter, a toddler. I'm so excited to have a younger kiddo to create works for, and I have to admit, I got a little bit carried away. In this article, I wanted to share a few simple ideas for tray [...]

By |2017-03-31T08:12:10+00:00February 18th, 2017|1-3 years old, Fine motor|

Weather pin poking printables

Phew! We have been working hard on thematic units again lately! I'm really enjoying putting together units again, with materials covering a range of subjects within each unit - ranging from practical life to science to writing. It's a lot of fun for me to make, but I also see that Y becomes quite interested [...]

By |2018-02-27T13:25:37+00:00February 15th, 2017|Fine motor, Montessori, Science|

Spring activities: flowers pin punching

So spring? Nice weather, beautiful flowers, and getting outdoors more. I just cannot wait to get started with all of these fun spring activities! I'm already planning my garden - filled with special raised beds that my husband will need to build for me so I can drive underneath them with my wheelchair.The raised beds [...]

No need to be fancy! You can set up Montessori activities

I get a lot of emails from parents wanting to set up Montessori activities, but they are unsure of where to start or worry about purchasing expensive materials! When it comes to Montessori style activities, I feel like we can get wrapped up in buying lovely, expensive materials. I want to take a little bit [...]

By |2017-05-06T06:49:23+00:00February 6th, 2017|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Fine motor, Montessori, Practical Life|

Shapes Pin Punching freebie

I'm super excited to be sharing another fun freebie with you guys! We have been loving working on pin punching activities lately. I have really been enjoying creating new printables for just that. They're so much fun to create fun pieces of art with, after punching out the shape! This post contains affiliate links at [...]

10+ Amazing Montessori Salt Trays for Writing

We have been working on so much learning letters, reading, and writing lately. Y has been very interested in learning to both read and write, and I have been very busy presenting as many opportunities as I can for him to learn to do so! As a result, we have been enjoying fun salt trays for [...]

By |2018-10-06T08:25:41+00:00January 30th, 2017|1-3 years old, 3-6 years old, Fine motor, Language, Montessori, Writing|

Valentine’s Day Practical Life Activities

We have been incorporating some fun, simple to set up Valentine's Day activities onto our shelves lately. I've been working hard to snap photos of our works as they come up last month and today, I am excited to put it all together - a list of Valentine's Day inspired practical life activities that you [...]

By |2018-01-29T21:13:28+00:00January 29th, 2017|3-6 years old, Fine motor, Montessori, Practical Life, Valentine's Day|

Panda Salt Tray Cards

We're winding down with our simple Chinese New Year theme. I ended up keeping our works pretty simple as we ended up focusing a bit more on our Arctic study than I had expected, and then moved on quickly to Valentine's Day.Y has been so interested in learning to write, reading, and practicing penmanship. As [...]

Valentine’s Day Activities: Montesssori Pin Punching Activity

Valentine's Day is approaching soon, and of course, kids are busy making fun crafts, cards, and decorations! Our home is no different, but I do like to offer some form of semi-structured activities. For that, I set up invitations to create - where I present certain materials that focus on specific goals or targets for [...]

Valentine’s Day Salt Tray Tutorial and Printables

We have been very busy practicing writing and working on letter recognition. Today, I am so excited to show you not only our fun Valentine's Day Salt Tray cards, but also a super easy tutorial for creating coloured salt or sugar to use in your writing trays!   Valentine's Day Activities: Pre-writing cards with a [...]