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Strengthen little hands and arms by using a potato smasher! This is just 1 of the 25 occupational therapist-approved fine motor activities you can do with your child, using items from around your house!

25 Fine Motor Activities Using Household Items

25 fine motor activities you can do with your child using materials from around your house!

Corks and Poole noodle slices: Simple fine motor and bilateral coordination activity

Fine Motor Friday: Put a Cork in It!

In case you needed an excuse to drink more wine… Save those wine corks! They have so many possibilities for uses in kids projects. All you need for this great fine motor activity are some win…

First part of the ultimate collection of practical life activities

First part of the ultimate collection of practical life activities

5-Minute Montessori Practical Life Lesson for the Spooning Exercise

Montessori Practical Life Lesson Plan for the Spooning Exercise and its variations, including how to teach preschool children how to use chopsticks.

Blog post at LivingMontessoriNow.com : Practical life activities make up one of the most important areas of Montessori education, helping with order, concentration, coordination, [..]

Montessori-Inspired Food Preparation for Preschoolers

Roundup of Montessori-inspired practical life food preparation activities for preschoolers; wide variety of food preparation activities for home or classroom

Making Tea - MontessoriAlbum

Making Tea - Montessori Album

This activity teaches the child how to make tea.

To the Lesson!: Sewing with yarn on white shelf liner

Sewing Drawers

I've really tried to focus on something unrelated to my Montessori life during this Christmas vacation - really, I have. The thing is, I can find something "Montessori" in just about anything! Such was the case when, in an attempt to clear my mind of all things Montessori-related, I revisited my old hobby of counted cross-stitching: Revisiting a favorite hobby - the beginnings of my latest endeavor... While enjoying the simple quietude of this pastime, it came to me... sewing drawers for the…

Fall Practical Life Shelves

Fall Practical Life Montessori Shelf Ideas

Don't be boring this year! Check out these ideas to make your fall Practical Life shelves sparkle with creativity and uniqueness! #montessori #shelfideas #fallactivities #practicallife

Practical Life activities outside the classroom from Our Montessori Life

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Practical Life activities outside the classroom from Our Montessori Life

Posting oranges (or teeny clementines) with cloves.

On The Shelf: A Picture Diary of Montessori Work In Our Classroom

A few random pictures of work I found on my camera today, just thought I'd share. SIGHT WORD BINGO HOME-MADE VALENTINES MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA FOR A SNACK

Montessori Outdoor Classroom Activities for Practical Life

Outdoor Practical Life Activities for Practical Life

This post includes 10 Outdoor Practical Life Activities for the Montessori classroom. Bringing Practical Life Outside is simple! Enjoy!

Cutting a banana is a great first practical life activity for food preparation. It helps kids learn to contribute to regular home life, and builds confidence.

Cutting a Banana Montessori Practical Life Activity

Cutting a banana is a Montessori practical life activity and a simple lesson in food preparation for kids that can also encourage reading readiness.