DIY Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas

Check out our Pinterest page for fun, creative mother’s day gifts and activities. Make this mother’s day special!

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

4th of July Fun

Better late than never…I have to share a few photos taken last week during our Independence Day Celebration in our Primary Community. As part of our Summer Camp Theme “Natural Art”, our friends used recycled items to create holiday decorations. What a fun way to celebrate our country’s independence!

DSC_0929Red, white and blue fireworks were made using a recycled toilet paper roll as a stamp. (Glitter was added for special affect, of course!)

Fireworks_1 Fireworks_2 Fireworks_3 Fireworks_4Necklaces were made from pre-cut shapes, hole-punched and threaded onto a piece of yarn.
DSC_0915 DSC_0904DSC_0912 DSC_0909Festive red, white and blue garland adorned the room.
DSC_0906One of our friends chose to grade the color tablets in intensity of color, according to what he thought was most patriotic.DSC_0903One of our primary community members proudly displays her 4th of July crown hand-made from a paper plate and painted blue and red.
DSC_0901We hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day/Weekend with their families!