Tinker Crate – Automation

This Tinker Crate was really awesome, and it reminded us of a vintage toy. Here’s our finished product, followed by our progress in pictures. (Thank you for the support: Please note that most links on my blog are affiliate links at no extra cost to you. I do get a minuscule percentage if you purchase the …

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Parts of a Fox II – Making Clay Foxes

Once upon a time there was a cheeky little fox named Foxy Sasha who loved playfully pouncing on little anoles in the forest… After learning about the Parts of a Fox using beautifully hand-drawn nomenclature cards from The Montessori Company, creating this clever little fox creature with clay is a great follow-up. Using clay is highly …

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Hammer Time – The Child-Sized Toolbelt

A child’s play is a child’s work. Arts and crafts, building with blocks, playing with dolls, constructing a fort or den may all seem to be just for play, but they are, in fact, forming a sense of responsibility, creativity, and analysis into the child’s world… three of the many necessary skills they’ll need to possess …

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Sticker Sentences – Parts of Speech

Most kids love to draw. Most kids, however, do not love grammar and parts of speech. But what if the child could draw while he’s working on grammar or parts of speech? This lesson, simply called Sticker Sentences, is oh-so-very popular because it does just that. Sticker Sentences can be used for children who are …

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The Kingdom of Twig… or just some really cool building blocks

We love blocks at our house. We have so many different versions, including ones that have the Periodic Table of Elements on the sides. I always keep blocks in my classroom to help kids decompress after a lot of academic work. It truly seems to work. Even after about fifteen minutes of playing with Equilibrio, …

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The Finger Labyrinth – Make a Rubbing

In this new labyrinth post, you’ll learn how to make artwork from your tabletop finger labyrinth by doing a rubbing with crayon or soft pastel chalk. I love this sort of lesson since it seems that art and mindfulness go hand in hand. When I’ve observed people of all ages do this particular project, I …

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