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Happy 🎂Birthday, Claude Monet! Among the greatest of the Impressionists, French painter Oscar-Claude Monet (born November 14, 1840 -1926) was the artist whose painting Impression: Sunrise (1872) gave the Impressionist art movement its name. Monet brought the art of painting out-of-doors so that artists could record their impressions directly from... Read more →

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Crafts are an amazing activity to bring the family together and express creativity. Hands-on crafts also promote the development of muscles in the hands and fingers, improving fine motor skills which are essential in early formative years. Moreover, crafting encourages critical visual-processing skills such as pattern recognition, detecting of spatial... Read more →

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Who said that 🍪 cookie-cutters are just for baking? How about creating a 🍁 nature-inspired craft with🍂 treasures we have found during our nature walks like leaves, pine cones, and acorns. And we will be using the 🌽 corn kernels too. We are using natural play dough (buy here) which... Read more →

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While Adrian has been able to correctly identify the first sound of the word for a while now; only a few months before his fourth birthday, he started to be able to isolate the ending and the middle sound. To practice the middle sound identification, Julia made this DIY Reading... Read more →

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We love process art and the opportunity for combining sensory movement with art. In process art, not the destination (the end 🖼product of art) is the principal focus, but rather the 🛣road the child takes- the "process" of the formation of art: such as gathering, sorting, matching, associating, patterning, and... Read more →

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This fusible beads craft is currently the most popular form of art with both Julia and Adrian. These tiny hollow beads require precise fine-motor control and extreme carefulness as with the slightest movement of the craft-board, the beads fly all over since they do not stick together until they are... Read more →

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If you have ever seen a picture of a solar eclipse, you may have noticed that the Moon comes very close to covering the entire Sun. However, the Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon! So how can these space objects appear like they are the same size, though... Read more →

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Have you ever tried painting with salty water? This Process Art activity is super easy and fun to do with your child while exploring physical science on the topic of how the matter changes. This art form also allows your child to express creativity without worrying about the end result,... Read more →

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Today, we are continuing our Science 🔬 💡⚖️ 101 🎥 Series 🎇 with this super fun painting with colored vinegar on baking soda experiment. What you will need: a tray with baking soda, colored vinegar (we are using this mini measuring beaker set), different droppers, science glasses (buy pink here... Read more →

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Children love water play. So, today, we are making a lake using a baking tray filled with water on which your child can sail small boats made from walnut-halves. What you will need: walnuts, colorful cardstock to make sails, toothpicks or thin straws with a tip cut to a point,... Read more →

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As a Father's Day gift, children wrote a special secret love message to their Dad. (I knew there is a purpose for a white crayon in our oil pastel crayon set!) What you need: a white crayon (we are using one from a Giotto Oil Pastels set - buy here);... Read more →

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On June 14th, we celebrate 🇺🇸 Flag Day by paying tribute to the Stars and Stripes and also to all the flags of the world. We love using Holidays as themed unit studies, and today, we are learning all about flags. This World Flag Board is a Montessori Geography material... Read more →

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This is a fun sensorial Father's Day craft which, besides advancing fine-motor control via the use of a dropper, will also teach your child ❤️💛💙 PRIMARY and SECONDARY colors. Adrian started by gluing ballon-ribbons and three white cotton pads to a piece of paper. He then added ❤️ red 💛... Read more →

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May 11: Happy 🎂 Birthday Salvador Dali (1904-1989). Salvador Dali was born in Spain on May 11, 1904. He was one of the most famous and unusual artists of the twentieth century. Salvador Dali's best-known paintings are called surrealistic. Surrealism began in Paris in 1924 and continued through the 1930's.... Read more →

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Have your children tried Zentangle? It is a mindful form of art, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle Art increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. With the Zentangle Method, a child... Read more →

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Happy 🐣 Easter! Easter is a time to celebrate new life, and spring in all its glory. We give thanks for having peace and for our family, for beautiful blooming flowers, for newborn animals, for sunshine and warm breezes. We love decorating our Learning Space in the spirit of a... Read more →

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This is a very simple 🐣Easter inspired craft for children. All you need for this 🐣egg-ornament DIY is matching foam egg stickers and strings. During this activity, a child will promote his/her fine-motor skills as precision and patience are required to peel off the backing and attach strings. Also, a... Read more →

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Are you ready for 🐣Easter? Today, we will be making Easter Tree decorations. Pipe cleaner beading is one of the favorite crafts amongst my children. This activity is great for developing fine-motor movements as it requires precision while threading the beads on a pipe-cleaner. Beading also promotes concentration and patience... Read more →

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Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30th, 1853 in Holland, and died in France in 1890. Van Gogh was one of the most tragic 🎨 artists who had ever lived. He was not very happy as evident by his never smiling self-portraits since nothing ever seemed to go right... Read more →

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In anticipation of Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday on March 30th, we are making 12 Sunflowers Tissue Paper Recycled Cardboard Paper-Mache Craft as inspired by his painting, Sunflowers 1889, Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Twelve sunflowers lean toward the light. Five are wide open, seven shut tight." In The Garden with Van... Read more →

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