Six Activities to Try - from Missy Montessori (3-6yrs+)
Montessori Style Cutlery/Flatware + Doddl Cutlery Set & Knife

Six Easy Activities - using printables from Etsy for 3-5yrs+.

Easy etsy printables at How we Montessori  preschool


I've been super busy studying, and studying at home with a four-year-old has been much harder than I anticipated. Otto asked me for some new activities, which he has never done before. It was a reminder to update his shelves. I don't have a lot of time, I just finished one assignment and have another due on Monday, so I made some simple printouts that I hope would appeal to him. I can download and print the Etsy activities straight away, so I don't have to look for workbooks or wait for something to be delivered, within half an hour I can have this all set up.  If I had more time I might have done it differently, but right now it's a balance. Let's see which activities I made (quickly!) that worked for him. These are not specific Montessori activities but I hope they still give you some ideas to use with your children.  

Maze work sheet at How we Montessori printable Etsy

Frog and Fly Mazes  - these are simple 'first' mazes. I wish there were more in this pack, I might look for more complex mazes soon. This is a good option for a child who is new to mazes. 

Maze activity at How we Montessori 4 year old

Mazes are good for pencil control and developing coordination.

How we Montessori maze activity

These were not too easy, not too hard. 

How we Montessori find a word cvc

CVC Word Hunts - this is a lovely idea for children learning CVC words. Otto hasn't done any word searches before and this is a good introduction. 

Cvc word search at how we montessori

I had to demonstrate these as, at first, he just circled the individual letters, not the whole words. 

How we Montessori cvc word search

This was interesting as the words can also go down. There are lots of word searches in the pack, and Otto has now done the same ones over and over without getting bored.

How we Montessori dot to dot

1 to 10 Dot to dot - these are good for developing pencil control and for number recognition. The dot to dot 1-10 were a little too easy, but this pack also contains sheets for dot to dot numbers 1-20, which we will try next.

How we Montessori dot to dot

I presented these with markers, which make it colourful and gives the child more choice. 

How we Montessori dot to dot


These are cute and really interested Otto! 

Montessori spot the differences

Spot the differences - we've been doing spot the differences all week; Otto loves them so much. These ones have twelve differences and take him a while to finish, they are just at the right level. 

12 spot the differences at how we montessori

I've presented three spot the difference sheets on the tray, to give the child a choice and also because he will often do two in one sitting. I can get a good 15-20 minutes of study in while he does these. Also, I've altered the printables, these come with the answers on the same page; I've removed the answers before printing. The answers are good for control of error, so do what you think would suit your child best. 

How we Montessori using mathlink cubes

Counting Cube sheets - using MathLink Cubes. You can see how we've previously used MathLinke Cubes here

Mathlink blocks at How we Montessori

Following these cards was fairly easy, but it gave Otto more ideas; afterwards, he engaged in more open-ended play, making his own creations with the MathLink cubes. 

Hand shadow puppet cards at How we Montessori

Shadow Puppet Hand Guides  - just add a torch, and you have everything you need for some fun play time. 

Shadow puppet guide at How we Montessori

After a while, I put a piece of blu-tack on the wall and the basket of cards on the floor so Otto could put the card on the wall and then make the shadow. This is fun for two or more children to do together, and they will also learn about how light and shadows work, all through play! You don't have to wait for night, we just used the corner of a room and closed a curtain, it was dark enough to create a shadow. 

Otto (4yrs) uses the blue BIC beginner pencil and the Ferby Short Tri Grip graphite pencils

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