10 Montessori DIY Holiday Activities to do with your Children

This has to be my favorite time of year. Everyone seems to be in the holiday spirit. Our crafty and clever teachers have incorporated a variety of holiday-themed crafts and projects into the childrens’ daily routine. Several of these crafts are extremely easy to incorporate into your home environment. If you’re anything like me, you’re already planning activities and works for your child to do over the winter break. Several Montessori works are surprisingly very affordable, and very easy to recreate at home.

(helpful links have been included so that you can purchase supplies for yourself!)

  1. Threading with Jingle Bells – Fine Motor Activity

What you’ll need: bamboo skewer, styrofoam, large jingle bells

Simply press the pointy end of the skewer into the styrofoam and you’re ready to go! My three year old loved doing this step.

On the back of each jingle bell, there is a slot for threading, usually ribbon or string, but the skewer fits just perfectly. Simply slide the jingle bells on the skewer and listen to the bells jingle as they slide down.

2. DIY Foam Geoboard Trees

DIY Foam Geoboard Tree for Seasonal Fine Motor Fun
DIY Foam Geoboard Tree for Seasonal Fine Motor Fun

What you’ll need: green/white foam cones, golf tees, rubber bands

This is a great work for hand-eye coordination, and requires lots of concentration as your child ties each rubber band onto the golf tees. Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO THE
6th ANNUAL HBMH FALL FESTIVAL: 4 Days
Saturday, November 7, 3:00-5:30pm
Only four more days until our 6th Annual HBMH Fall Festival! 
Friends, neighbors, coworkers, community members, and former HBMH alumni are welcome to come! Help spread the word!

Our Fall Festival Committee is working round the clock as we prepare for this exciting event! This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year; one that helps bring in much needed funds for the overall growth and improvement of our school. This event is only possible through the help and support of our parent community. Without you, we could not host such an exciting annual event. So thank you!

Friends (and parents) are welcome to wear costumes to the festival.
All HBMH children (currently enrolled) will receive 10 free tickets. Admission is FREE! Tickets are $.50 each. We will be accepting all major forms of payment (cash, check, or credit card). The entrance to the festival will be near the south gate (covered porch).
Extra parking is available at the church next door.
In addition to the silent auction, we’re also hosting our FIRST EVER chili cook-off! We have several parents and teachers signed up for the chili contest already; see admin if you’d like to participate! There will be prizes for the winners with the best chili! We’ll also have a tractor ride, grilled hot dogs and other concessions, a cake walk, face painting/henna and hair salon, petting zoo, bounce houses, family portraits, and several younger children games (duck pond, bean bag toss, and so much more).

We hope to see you all there!