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!)
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.
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