Parts of a Mushroom I – Nomenclature Cards

Oh, Kingdom Fungi. What an interesting bunch you are. This kingdom has always had a mysterious ring to it, mostly because it invokes memories and thoughts of the fantastical world of gnomes, fairies, goblins, and other imaginative characters. But on this earthly plane we can become more aware of and create a deeper sense of …

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Flower Suncatchers

Creating flower suncatchers is a fun way to get kids’ hands on the different parts of a plant, especially the flowers. It’s also a great way to celebrate the spring equinox or summer solstice. After learning about the anatomy of a flower in Parts of a Flower I, II, and III the vocabulary is tossed …

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Make Spotted Eggs Using Pine Needles

A big summer thunderstorm swept through our humid coastal town a few nights ago. The next morning the sun was shining so brightly and the birds and squirrels were at their peak of communication. Metaphorically, it reminded me that the sun – producer of life and heat – always seems at it’s brightest and fullest …

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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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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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