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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Step-by-Step Montessori Series (DIY School Supplies)

I was feeling a little antsy, I realized what my problem was- I hadn't crafted in over a week!  Straight to the craft supplies bins I went and out came the glue gun.  In very little time, I had whipped out these Montessori-inspired DIY's for our homeschooling.


These silly things are quick and easy tongs.  I hot glued two flat sticks (craft store) to a spring clothespin.  I'm hoping the kids will be able to use them for transferring work.  And, that they'll be easy to replace when they break.  I was inspired by a pin I saw, similar to this one.


One of the themes that I keep running into in Montessori education is sorting objects by whether they go on the land, the water, or the air.  Many times, the kids are also given a 3-D representation of the 3 elements (like this).  My version is made from very toddler-friendly plastic bottles (dollar store).  One bottle (not pictured) is empty to represent air, one is filled with dirt from our yard to show land, and one has glittery water.  I know the glitter probably isn't very "Montessori" but I couldn't resist after making the dull air and dirt bottles.


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