In the playgroup and at home, I tend to rotate our books according to the…
I like to vary the activities I provide in the Montessori playgroup. This half-term, I will present many Spring inspired activities.
So here our new trays:
– sorting flowers by colour: the flowers counters come from a game and I added some home-made laminated flowers (cost £0 as I had already everything)
- inset for design: I offer the quatrefoil inset to invite them to draw flowers
- Flower stamp (from my huge scrapbooking collection!)
- I found this free (and many more) printable here
- Cards and counters with flowers (and mushrooms!). Again the counters come from one of our board game.
- Melissa and Doug pattern block (find it here), I like the Melissa and Doug brand but in general, I simplify the activity by presenting one board at a time, the child has all the blocks he need to make the pictures on both side (one side at a time). I think the game presented in its entirety is more suitable for children over 3 when they can focus for a longer time.
- And always one open ended activity: here I use the Grimm stacking cubes, some cute animals from a board game, artificial flower bouquet from Wilko (I cut the flowers) and some stone number counters.
And in your home or classroom, what is new on your shelves?
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