Old milk bottle tops
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Old milk bottle tops
This activity still keeps ED entertained. She’s been playingwith these since about 12-13 months. Recently she has startedusing them to make pictures on the floor as well.
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.)
I have a file box with stickers and a blank notebook thatI keep on hand (and often throw into workboxes). I rotatethe stickers to keep it interesting.
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).
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...
Put the eraser on the pencil (simple as that!)
Use an eyedropper and colorful water to move from waterfrom one container to another. If your child is older, youcan also offer the syringe type dropper.
Great preschool games can be found (free) at http://filefolderfun.com/
My kids needed help threading the needle, but really enjoyedthe “sewing” part. be sure to use a big, blunt embroideryneedle.
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.