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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.
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We love stacking, sorting and matching games in this household and these look fab. Love all the flowers x
Brilliant activity ideas – I’ll be sure to have a go at some of them with my daughter 🙂
There’s some great ideas here. I love the principal of Montessori. I try to keep to home activities but I have been failing lately
Love a game that sorting! It’s a start for good life skills isn’t it.
What brilliant activities! I am useless in thinking up activity ideas, stacking and matching are always a hit with the kids though!
Loving the bee on the cubes, very cute!
Some lovely ideas here and a great educational way to celebrate and learn about spring thanks for sharing!
Some fab ideas of using flowers for educational value. You can make a number of activities out of studying flowers, and it’s a great way of celebrating spring
This is a lovely way to learn about spring. I shall share this with my friends who work in nurseries/schools.
Lovely ideas. Great way to learn about Spring 🙂
Great ideas, thanks for sharing so we can try them out!
great ideas, and great for the kids to learn about spring and the flowers using crafts
Loving this creative activities. The box designs are absolutely gorgeous and great to get the little ones to learn their colours.
There are some gorgeous activities for kids here. I love the spring theme, and I’m going to have a go at making a few as well