Mindfulness in Slicing Eggies

For a protein-rich snack full of healthy cholesterol, boiled eggs are a great treat. Most kids like them at some point, and even if they don’t, this quick lesson on slicing eggs (or, eggies as Seastar calls them) will still be fun for the child to prepare snacks for the family or for a classroom …

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Slicing Ba-nay-nays

Anyway a child can be more independent is a great start to your child feeling more confident. Most kids love to help cook and prepare a meal, and there are some very safe ways of allowing your child to help. One of my favorite tools for this is a banana slicer. Even a one-year-old can …

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Parts of a Flower III

In this lesson we will dissect live flowers using the parts of a flower nomenclature card name labels from part I, and the knowledge we gained from the felt flower puzzle in part II. Kids really get into this particular lesson because they are able to fully observe and dissect a flower, while feeling like …

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Hand Made Modern Wood Spinner

This was a last second aw, sure, why not?? throw-in-the-basket from Target. Punkee was so excited about this Hand Made Modern Wood Spinner, and it was fun to kick off the summer with a day at the beach and then an art project. I’m pretty picky about art kits, but this one turned out pretty …

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Parts of a Flower II

In this next post, you will see how to use a felt flower puzzle you can easily make by cutting different colors of felt into the parts of a flower that correspond to the nomenclature cards we used in Parts of a Flower I. Objective: to learn the anatomy of a flower. Deeper Objective: to …

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Parts of a Flower I

Learning the parts of a flower is a great activity for children during the warmer months when flowers are popping up and out. This is the first of a three part series of activities that can easily be done simultaneously or separately. This particular lesson using nomenclature cards is a staple in the Montessori primary …

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Crystals for Children

By Denise Neal – Guest Writer Kids of all ages have a natural attraction to crystals. I have found in working with them, the entire fascination focuses around the colors, the feel, the energy and the fact that they are real and a substance right from our own Mother Earth. Children are naturally tapped into …

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