Montessori Unit Study: all about Dandelions

With dandelions in abundance around us, it seems fitted to explore this wonderful plant!

Let's not call it a weed, shall we?

Dandelion is one of the first flower to appear in Spring and can flower until late Autumn. Contrary to the popular belief, it's not the best flower for the bees are its pollen is not as rich as some other flowers. It's better to see the dandelion as a nice snack for the bees and other pollinators insects!

Anyhow, it's easy for parents and children to explore them as they are everywhere!

Download our freebie about the life cycle of the dandelion. And above all explore dandelions in nature!

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And here is a round-up of activities about dandelions, from around the web!

Dandelions playdough from ParentingChaos

The Dandelions will colour the playdough!

Wishes in a jar from Laughing kids learn

I'm sure your children like to blow out dandelion seeds! Do they make wishes as well?

I find this idea of wishes in a jar so so cute!

Parts of the dandelion from Playful learning

You can pick up a dandelion to explore the different parts of the plant. Make sure to take the root as well. And then compare to this poster free on Playful Learning website.

How to make a Dandelion crown:

Some dandelions craft:

Make a dandelion seeds head with a dish brush from Crafty Morning.

Make Vegan honey - share by Jude, moderator of our FB group and a Montessori childminder here in the UK.

The recipe can be found here.

Some more ideas:

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About the Author Carine Robin

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.

  • Nat says:

    Hi, thank you for offering the free printable. Where can I find the link to download? It’s really beautiful!

  • Lynn Lavarias says:

    I already signed up for the newsletter, but where can I find the free download for the dandelion unit study? Thank you.

    • Carine Robin says:

      You still need to enter your email in this blog post invite. You will not receive the newsletter twice, it will just trigger sending the specific email that contains that download. I hope that helps!

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