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This glitter sensory calming bottle can make a perfect Valentine's 💝gift! It is sensorily therapeutical and can be used as a mindful meditational tool for children. This Valentine's DIY craft is super easy to make, and the best part is that children can personalize their Sensory ~ Discovery bottles with... Read more →

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Fine motor skills involve the coordination of small muscles in hands and fingers and are advanced by frequent practice. Strong fine motor control is essential in completing tasks such as writing, cutting with scissors or a knife, manipulating puzzle pieces, threading beads, zipping, buttoning, and many more. Without well-developed fine... Read more →

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How about the primary colors pasta ✂️cutting activity! Reinforce the concept of the three primary colors: ❤️red, 💛yellow and blue while offering your child to exercise fine motor skills by cutting with scissors. How to make this activity: cook pasta as directed (we had some old pasta that was past... Read more →

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Montessori materials at home need not be expensive or require a laminating machine and a paper cutter. It took me less than few minutes to prepare this Valentine Heart and Colander fine-motor activity. I am sure we all have a colander in the kitchen somewhere, and since 💞love is in... Read more →

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Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive ❤️️ Valentine's Class gift? Julia needs to make 38 class gifts this year, and this super quick and easy Heart Pencil Topper DIY is a perfect fine-motor craft, which will keep those little fingers busy and classmates happy! These Heart Pencil Toppers... Read more →

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This is a very easy DIY sensorial exploration of the sense of TASTE. Tasting activities are my children's favorites, and I like to come up with variations of a traditional Montessori tasting activity. Also, since ❤️Valentine's Day is approaching, we are using 👄 lips shape ice tray, but you can... Read more →

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This simple and fun ⚗️science experiment with Skittles is visually astonishing and scientifically intriguing! It is also very easy to conduct at home utilizing 🍭materials you probably have {Do you still have those unwanted 🎃👻Halloween candies?} but 🙅🏼refrain from giving to your 👦🏼child due to artificial coloring⁉️ So, what to... Read more →

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Today, we are making Holiday slime. It has been on my to-do list for a while now, and we are very excited to finally conduct this sensory learning experiment! Slime, besides being absolutely awesome to touch, is also an amazing science demonization. We love hands-on learning through play, and slime... Read more →

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A Mystery Bag (or a Stereognostic Bag) is a classic sensorial activity. In Montessori education, the stereognostic sense is defined as an ability to identify an object by distinguishing its shape, texture, and consistency based on touch alone (by running fingers over the object), without seeing it. Such stimulation is... Read more →

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This is a simple fun 🎄Holiday Inspired 💥Science activity on magnetism. A child would transfer Christmas colors 🔔 bells from one bowl to the other using a magnet. Also, discuss the power of magnetic force and the type of metals that are Ferromagnetic. Offer two bowl: one filled with bells... Read more →

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Below are 📚books we have been enjoying reading during the 🎄Christmas 🎅🏻 Holidays. Books by Lori Evert (left column): The Reindeer Wish (buy here), The Christmas Wish (buy here), The Brave Littel Puppy (buy here). Rudolph series by Robert May (middle column): Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 📚 book (Part I)... Read more →

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I love bringing books to life and setting up small world invitations to play. I also like mixing different subjects, and today, we are bringing my children's old favorite Rudolph Lift-the-Tab book (buy here) to life with a math twist. We are using a traditional Montessori Math material: The 💯Hundred... Read more →

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How about adding some✨magic to this Holiday Season? Your kiddo will absolutely love this fun 🎄Christmas Inspired Science ⚗️Experiment! A magic toothpick trick on how to turn a broken toothpicks snowflake into a star! Observe the toothpicks mysteriously glide right in front your eyes! What you will need: five wooden... Read more →

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A fun day for us in December is St. Nicholas Day, a special Advent family tradition celebrated on December 6th, which falls during the Advent season. This feast day of Saint Nicholas, who is the patron saint of children in many European and Eastern countries, is especially exciting for children... Read more →

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We all had so much fun making our no-cook homemade play dough. What you will need (double up if you would like to make more): 1 cup of white all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1/4 cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar, 3/4 cups of boiling... Read more →

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Thanksgiving Holiday is a time to gather together and spend quality time with the family; and for us, making crafts allows us to be together while expressing creativity, advancing fine-motor skills, and most importantly, having fun! This ✂️DIY Pipe Cleaners ♻️Paper Mache 🦃Turkey craft is another fun Thanksgiving-Inspired activity children... Read more →

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Before we can be 🙏thankful, we need to be mindful. So, we made this DIY Mind✨Glitter Jar as a meditational tool to calm down, reflect, express gratitude and count blessings🙏. A Mind /Calming Jar is a wonderful meditation tool to offer to a child who feels overwhelmed, upset or stressed.... Read more →

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As 🦃 Thanksgiving is approaching, we try to slow down, reflect, and be thankful for all the blessings we are so fortunate with. By instilling gratitude in my children, I hope to ensure that they will have all the tools necessary to meet every situation with a mindset of abundance,... Read more →

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This Thanksgiving Inspired DIY lesson on Subtraction uses materials you probably have at home. (Please note that this lesson should be presented to a child who already understands the concept of numerals at least till ten and the concept of addition; see the links below.) There are different ways you... Read more →

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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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