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I blog about our Montessori journey at www.ourmontessorihome.com. Here I share Montessori activities, philosophy, and resources we've done as well as other great ideas from the Montessori community.

Jesslyn Mueller
Montessori Christmas Ideas
Montessori Elementary
Montessori - Africa Continent Study
Montessori - Europe Continent Study
Montessori - Fish
Montessori - Me on the Map Theme Unit
Montessori - Human Body Theme Unit
Montessori - Ocean Theme Unit
Montessori - Rocks, Minerals, & Soil Study
Montessori - Solar System
Montessori - Story of the World
Montessori - The Middle Ages Theme Unit
Montessori Books to Read (or Reread)
Rhythm & Routine in the Home
Story of the World - Ancient Times
SOTW 2 - The Middle Ages
Montessori Wish List
Montessori Language Activities
Montessori Ideas for Spring
Montessori Ideas for Winter
Montessori Elementary - Grammar
Montessori Geography
Biomes Study
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Decolonize History - Early Modern Times

Montessori Christmas Ideas

December Family Activities from Living Montessori Now

December Family Activities

Do you know what activities you want to do with your child throughout December? If you celebrate Christmas, this is a perfect time to decide if you want to have an Advent calendar, Jesse tree, or some other type of activity throughout the month (unless, of course, you already have your month planned). There are wonderful online sources for December holiday activities. Here are a few with ideas to help you get started. They’re great for homeschoolers, families who don’t homeschool, school…

Blog post at LivingMontessoriNow.com : I wrote before about the Montessori-based religious education program called Godly Play.

How to Use Godly Play at Home during Advent

I wrote before about the Montessori-based religious education program called Godly Play. (I have links to my other posts at the bottom of this post.) Advent is a time when children can truly experience the mystery of Christmas through Godly Play. The spirit of Advent encourages you to slow down, take time, and experience the mystery with your child. Take time to wonder… Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). There’s much you can do at home with Godly Play to help…

Christmas Craft Ideas from Kiwi Crate

Christmas Ideas from Kiwi Co

I know what you’re thinking, ‘Why spend more money on crafts I could do at home?’ Right? I know. But here’s what I’m slowly learning: convenience

Montessori Christmas Gift Guides for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Homeschool Families, and Family Subscription Gift Ideas

Montessori Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming…and with the stress the holidays can often bring wouldn’t it be nice if gift giving didn’t bring its own turmoil? OMH has got you

12 Days of Montessori Christmas Activities for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Montessori Christmas Activities for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

A few years ago I did a series called 12 Days of Montessori Christmas. Each day I shared a Montessori Christmas themed activity for infant/toddlers and pre

Blog post at LivingMontessoriNow.com : It’s the 15th of the month, and I have a new post at PreK + K Sharing … with some fun activities using free printables to go with the bo[..]

Free Nutcracker Printables and Montessori-Inspired Nutcracker Activities

Lots of free Nutcracker printables and Montessori-inspired Nutcracker activities for multiple ages; perfect for classroom or homeschool!

Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities with Spielgaben

Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}

I've always loved preparing holiday-themed educational activities. Today, I'm sharing some fun Montessori-inspired Christmas activities I prepared using Spielgaben educational toys and free printables I found online. For one of the activities, I created free printables. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spielgaben. All opinions are honest and my own. This post also contains affiliate links (at no cost to you). In case you're not familiar with Spielgaben toys, they are…

Painting with Pom Poms Christmas Tree Craft

Pom Pom Painting Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

Create a Christmas Tree craft using a simple painting with pom poms technique. It's a great toddler craft.

Montessori Christmas Activities for Babies, Toddlers, & Primary (3 - 6)

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Babies - Christmas Treasure Basket.

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Toddlers - Stacking Presents

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Toddlers - Exploring Ornaments

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Babies & Toddlers - Sensory Sounds with Bells

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities - Christmas Carol or Poem

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Babies & Toddlers  - Coin Box

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Babies - Practicing In & Out

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Toddlers - Play Dough Christmas Tree Tray

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Toddlers - Decorate a Felt Tree

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Toddlers - Tonging Pom Poms

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Christmas Activities for Toddlers - Matching Ornaments to Colored Tablets

Montessori Christmas Activities

Did you catch our post of twenty-four Christmas activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers? If you haven’t, you should go check it out…if only to

Montessori Elementary

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Montessori - Africa Continent Study

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Montessori - Europe Continent Study

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Montessori - Fish

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Montessori - Me on the Map Theme Unit

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Montessori - Human Body Theme Unit

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Montessori - Ocean Theme Unit

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Montessori - Rocks, Minerals, & Soil Study

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Montessori - Solar System

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Montessori - Story of the World

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Montessori - The Middle Ages Theme Unit

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Montessori Books to Read (or Reread)

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Rhythm & Routine in the Home

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Story of the World - Ancient Times

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SOTW 2 - The Middle Ages

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Montessori Wish List

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Montessori Language Activities

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Montessori Ideas for Spring

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Montessori Ideas for Winter

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Montessori Elementary - Grammar

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Montessori Geography

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Biomes Study

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Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Decolonize History - Early Modern Times

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Printables for a bird nature study - includes observation sheets, a scavenger hunt, writing prompts, poem memorization, and data observation charts.

Bird Nature Study Printables - Learning About Birds

Printables for a bird nature study - includes observation sheets, a scavenger hunt, writing prompts, poem memorization, and data observation charts.

Tree of Life Chart:  For upper elementary, but a simplified start may be a good replacement for the Timeline of Life.

Big Picture Science -- Science Education Materials by Priscilla Spears

Big Picture Science offers up-to-date science education materials by Priscilla Spears for elementary and middle school, especially for the Montessori system.

Includes control chart and two working charts, cards to place on the working charts, and blackline masters for students to make their own charts.  Enlarge, print, and laminate and you're ready to start your plant studies.

Montessori Plant Kingdom Chart

Includes control chart and two working charts, cards to place on the working charts, and blackline masters for students to make their own charts. Enlarge, print, and laminate and you're ready to start your plant studies.

Elementary Observations: Looking at Leaves (Free Printables)

Looking at Leaves

We had some excited children make a discovery whilst observing leaves in the garden. The children noticed that two leaves connected to the petiole from underneath. These children had discovered something completely for themselves, and were showing intense interest in learning more. They couldn't agree on the shape of the leaves so I suggested that perhaps there were some materials that might help with that. I had some laminated leaves from last autumn in the cupboard that I got out for them…

Bugs Math Literacy and Science Montessori Activities

Learning About Bugs: Activities for Preschool and Montessori

Bugs Math Literacy and Science Montessori Activities

Elementary Observations: Zoology Roundup

Zoology Roundup

I haven't really posted much on the subject of Zoology so I thought I could remedy that with a round-up post. Initial elementary work will overlap with work done in the Casa, but as the child is entering the second plane of development they are moving from the sensorial to the intellectual, capturing their imagination and sense of awe - building and expanding upon the child's experiences. Initial Activities Natural World Chart and Introductory Animal Research (aka question and answer game)…

Elementary Observations: Free Botany Materials including four new printables of my own!

Free Botany Materials

The focus of this round-up is to collate as many free materials from around the web to aid the study of botany at the Montessori elementary level. As with most of the work in Montessori we look at our studies in a broad view before examining aspects and concepts more closely. The botany materials consist of folders (pictures, labels and definitions), control books and wall charts and examples of the real thing where ever possible. Some of these pintable's are aimed at the casa level but are…

Animal Kingdom Charts and Cards - Montessori Science and Animal Cards

Animal Kingdom Bundle (color): Printable Montessori Science Materials

11 beautiful sets of photographic cards (includes color charts) for the Animal Kingdom. Printable Montessori Science Materials

More botany materials storage

More botany materials storage

This is a great way to show students how different birds eat based on the type of beak they have.  I first did this experiment when I worked at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The blog includes great photos of birds with close ups on the beaks.  It also has links to some printables to use.

Bird Beak Experiment - Blessed Beyond A Doubt

Have you ever wondered why different species of birds have different types of beaks? Our kids did […]

Elementary Observations: Botany & Classifying

Botany & Classifying

This post has been sitting in my draft box for some time waiting to be finished. I was prompted by my friends request for a plant classification chart (she's just getting started on her home-school journey). In addition to the impressionistic botany charts, there is also the plant kingdom chart. This way of classifying plants comes after the types and parts of plants (or when the child shows readiness) and can lead into extended discussion of plants and the amazing work that they do. I have…

The Helpful Garden: Montessori Botany Primary Parts of Cards - Update!!!

Montessori Botany Primary Parts of Cards - Update!!!

During my new training this summer I learned so much, and have had to adjust my thinking and approach in some ways as I have been stretched. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to become a better educator and guide for my children. As a result of the training I have learned more about the Parts of Cards. My lovely and VERY knowledgable queen of a trainer, Teresa, spoke about why it is important for primary Montessori classes (3-6 years) to have the isolation of the difficulty in…

Orders within the class Mammalia

Mammalian Orders

I love classification work! It is so much fun, I think because language and etymology really come into play and it can be one way of engaging students with some lively discussion. This set of mammal cards serve as an introduction to the main orders within the class mammalia. There is a picture card and information/description card for the orders covered (18). They have been colour coded as these are the first in a series of resources, as I hope to cover each of the classes. Flexibility is…

Parts of a mushroom nomenclature and definition cards

Parts of a Mushroom Nomenclature and Definition Cards

Parts of a mushroom nomenclature and definition cards

Types of Bird Feathers

Feeding adaptations in beaks.  When identifying a mystery bird, the shape of the beak will tell you a lot about it’s lifestyle. Looking at the conformation of the body and the shape of the wings will also give a good indication as to what that bird has evolved to do (catch fish / bugs etc).

Scientific Illustration

ecocides: “ Feeding adaptations in beaks ”