Strawberry life cycle printables

I love studying plants and life cycles during this time of year! We have a small garden with lots of strawberries, currants, black berries, and well, pretty much every berry ever. And not so small. I'll do a tour one of these days, but it's pretty amazing to get delicious fresh fruits from our backyard. [...]

Books for kids: sharks!

Finding the right books for kids can be a challenge, at least for me. Y is currently four and a half years old (seriously where did those years go?!), and is so inquisitive, but gets bored easily. Hence the challenge when it comes to kids books - I need to find something that is stimulating, [...]

Parts of a shark cards

We have really been digging deep into our Montessori inspired shark unit! Y has been learning a lot about sharks, including the different parts of a shark. I worked hard to create beautiful parts of a shark image cards that you can use to create your own shark activities.  Montessori parts of a shark cards [...]

Montessori 3 period lesson

One of the key ways to present new information to children in a Montessori environment is by using a Montessori 3 period lesson. The 3 period lesson is often used to teach vocabulary, but it also a very useful tool to teach concepts. Today, I want to focus on how to use this lesson to [...]

Name writing practice

Y has been working on learning the alphabet and learning to write slowly. He's really much more into math than language works. One thing that he is quite excited about though is getting some name writing practice activities done! Today, I want to share a fun and simple way that you can  help children learn [...]

Shark Number Cards

We are moving along in our shark theme! I'm very excited to be sharing how we are using our shark themed number cards in depth today, creating fun extensions using traditional Montessori math materials. I absolutely adore using our Montessori materials in the intended way because, let's be real, Dr. Montessori was brilliant and created [...]

Green bean life cycle printables

We have recently started preparing out garden for spring. Because we are still (yes, still!) working on our home, our backyard is still home to never ending construction materials. So we started working on the front yard. While, it's not the ideal place to plant our veggies, we did start. Y is just so enthusiastic [...]

Easter Activities for Preschoolers – Shape Matching

So Easter will be happening soon! I have reaaaally been late with preparing Easter materials for our shelves. Just with all the hospital visits and everything, I've been a bit distracted. I'm finally trying to catch up though! Yay! Today, I want to share a little something that I created for my little niece - [...]

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Easter activities for kids: free number clip cards

So, Easter will be happening soon! I literally have no idea how this happened so quickly! Guys, time with two kids - I don't understand where it goes! Sometimes, the day just seems to drag on, but the weeks and the months seem to go in just a blink of an eye! I so need [...]

Montessori Printables Shark cutting strips

I'm so excited to be starting a new unit study! For the next few weeks, we'll slowly be exploring sharks (and hopefully the ocean more in depth, but we'll see how things go). I've been planning to set these up so long ago, but we just have been so preoccupied that I have yet to [...]