I like to vary the activities I provide in the Montessori playgroup. This half-term, I…
Flowers are in full bloom all around us!
So I'm happy to share some Montessori inspired activities featuring flowers.
The featuring activities use some of the materials from the Flower box.
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In the Montessori education, three-part cards are used to teach the name of things found in the world.
They consist of:
If your child is a non-reader, use the cards without the labels.
If your child has started to read, use the card with the label.
He might only recognise the first letter of the word. In this case, you can help him match the card to the corresponding flower by saying “this is the tulip, can you find a card with a word starting with the letter t?”
If your child can read, he can match the label with the picture.
If you have the toob replicas of the flowers, match the 3 parts cards to the flowers
These cards are part of our Montessori box.
In this lesson, my child uses the scissors and tweezers to take apart the parts of the flowers.
After that, he arranges the parts on the paper and glue them down
Then he labelled each part.
We use a Labo kit from Learning Resources.
Use the Colour tablets and match them to the flower cards.
For this box, we have chosen the life cycle of the Sunflower.
This is a traditional Practical life activity in the Montessori classroom. Children are generally invited to bring in flowers in turn in the classroom. At home, pick some wildflowers or encourage your child to choose some flowers from the flower shop.
This activity includes several steps: pouring water in vases through a funnel, wiping spills, cutting the stems with scissors and arranging the flowers nicely in the vase.
Children are so proud to contribute to the beauty of the home!
This book inspired us to make our own flowers mandala with some wildflowers
This book is very informative and there is a space for your child to record his findings.
I absolutely love the collection "Let's read and find out"
We use this one while studying our flower topic!
This is a simple book with child-friendly information and real pictures.
I hope these activities will inspire you!
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Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.
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