There are ALL kinds of letter matching activities out on theweb. Sorry, I forget where I got the spider/web one butthis is an activity I keep in the preschool box and/or throwinto the workboxes every now and then. (If I have a chance I’ll try to remember to put a few linksto file folder letter matching games here later.) Please like & share:
Category: Ages 2-6: Preschool and Toddler Activities
I’m sure I will talk about this elsewhere, but my three year old loves these cards! These cards also sort into the 5 Living Kingdoms (animal, plant, fungus, etc.) We have Living Non-Living Cards here: Montessori Living NonLiving Cards We also have Vertebrate-Invertebrate Cards here And don’t miss our animal classification worksheets and other animal materials: You might be interested in this related post: 20 Activities for Early Elementary That’s...
Twist pipe cleaners together, spreadout the branches, put on bits of constructionpaper. (Depending on the age of your child,you might need to use a hole punch to thecenter of the construction paper if you wantthis to be an independent activity for yourpreschooler). Please like & share:
Hole punching — I used a wooden skewer with a few rubberbands wrapped around them. You can also off them a pushpin (this how some Montessori schools do it). For a while my 5 year old LOVED doing these. I had to makeall kinds of Star Wars star fighter, jet and other “dot pictures”(while my 3 year old wanted butterflies, balloons, fairies andso forth). This activity has expanded from these...
My kids needed help threading the needle, but really enjoyedthe “sewing” part. be sure to use a big, blunt embroideryneedle. Please like & share:
If your preschooler is ready to work on theteen numbers, you can set out the “teensboard,” a Montessori activity. Our mathcurriculum has us refer to these numbers as“one ten and one” (11), “one ten and two” (12)and so forth. Also have the child set out astring of 10 beads and one bead, a string often beads and two beads, etc. Teens board: http://www.montessorimaterials.org/Math/teens-board.pdfPaper beads you can print out to work...
I had a lot of colorful patches on hand that never got usedfor another project. My 3 year old has had a lot of funplaying with them — sorting them (butterflies, flowers,other) and using them with a felt board activity. I evenbring this (and the felt bear activity) on trips in the carand she’ll happily sit and tell stories moving the piecesaround. Please like & share:
Where do things come from cards. I also collected bits and pieces to add to the sorting activity (a cotton ball, a toy sheep and cow, thread, yarn, a wool hat, a piece of paper etc) These Montessori Cards come from Montessori for Everyone and are free at: http://www.montessoriforeveryone.com/assets/PDF/Where_Things_Come_From.pdf Please like & share:
For lack of a better place to put this, I’ll just mention thishere: We gave my daughter an old fishing tackle box (itused to hold my sewing stuff) and she uses it to hold allthose small people/animals etc that kids seem to collect.This has been awesome because it’s easy to clean up andshe can transport it around. Please like & share: