Halloween Activities: Free Cutting Strips

Halloween is coming up so quickly! We've been having so much fun learning all about Halloween, and working on Y's Halloween Interactive Notebook.  Today, I am sharing a quick freebie that Y really enjoyed - Halloween themed cutting strips! Y is four years old and has no problem using scissors, but he loves it when I [...]

By | 2017-03-31T13:38:09+00:00 October 20th, 2016|1-3 years old, Halloween, Montessori, Practical Life, Seasonal|0 Comments

Free Halloween patterning strips

Y is just so excited to learn about Halloween! We've been really working on learning about the United States and learning English lately. Y is really interested in it, especially because that's where Grandma (Babushka) and Grandpa (Dedushka) live! He wants to know all about America! Halloween is a fun way that we can talk [...]

By | 2017-04-01T08:44:33+00:00 October 9th, 2016|3-6 years old, Fall (autumn), Halloween, Math, Montessori, Seasonal|0 Comments

October practical life and fine motor ideas

Can you believe it's already October? I feel like time is just flying by! I suppose for me, it feels even more hectic than normal because baby girl will be arriving next month! I'm scrambling to get everything done before she gets here, including creating a supply of premade works for Y, freezer meals, and tons of [...]

Spider Life Cycle Activities

Halloween is approaching soon! There's always something about Halloween that I just can't help but associate with bugs, creepy crawlies, and spiders. We've actually had quite a few spiders around our house, which has sparked several conversations with Y. Naturally, we had to get a few spider life cycle activities up on the shelves!I've mentioned [...]

Free Halloween printables for preschoolers

I can't believe it's already October! For those of you in the United States, that means that Halloween is approaching! Here in the Netherlands, we don't celebrate Halloween, but I still like to present some Halloween themed works for Y.  It's fun to teach my kiddo about different holidays and cultures even though we aren't [...]

By | 2017-04-01T12:51:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|1-3 years old, Fall (autumn), Halloween, Montessori, Seasonal|0 Comments

Pumpkin cutting printables

Y is still absolutely loving using his scissors! The kiddo can sit for half an hour cutting up strips of scrap paper, the cutting strips I make, tissue paper, etc. I love seeing the concentration on his face as he practices!  Today, I am sharing some fun pumpkin themed cutting strips, inspired by the season!  Free [...]

Pumpkin letter matching and DIY letter tiles

I mentioned recently that Mr. Toddler has been asking to practice his letters quite frequently lately. This week, we're finally diving in and really giving letters and reading the attention he's been craving. I came up with a few very simple idea to see which letters (letter sounds) he really knows. Then, I added an additional printable [...]

Halloween activities & Free printables

Looking for some last minute Halloween activities for toddlers or pre-schoolers? Today, I'm sharing loads of Halloween inspired activities for tots, including not one, but two large and free printable packs for kids! Arts and crafts For our arts and crafts, we made a ghost! I do like to keep our activities and themes limited to [...]