Placemat and Table Set
At Home Montessori Monday!
From nutrition to agriculture, to practical life skills and fine motor skills, meal time provides an endless amount of teachable moments for children of all ages.
Setting the table is a practical life skill that allows for children to practice meal time norms and etiquette and also creates the opportunity for family style dining to take place.
Family style dining is crucial for children as it allows for language development between child and caregiver, promotes food and nutrition empowerment for children as they decide what and how much of what goes on their plate, and builds fine motor skills as children practice scooping and grabbing food with various utensils.
To implement this Montessori practical life skill in your own home:
Box with Shapes
At Home Montessori!
Here is a free printable you can utilize to create one of our favorite Montessori trays in our toddler classroom.
This tray focuses on children's fine motor skills as well as their ability to recognize shapes.
To create a version of this tray at home utilizing things you probably already have, you will need to:
Color Cards with Counting Cubes
Happy At-Home Montessori Monday!
Here is a free printable you can utilize at home with your child(ren).
These color cards come in English, Chinese, and Spanish in either full page or quarter page sizes.
The cards can be utilized to practice color correspondence and recognition in a variety of ways such as utilizing tweezers to sort pom poms by color, graphing math manipulatives, such as counting cubes by color, or separating fruit loops by color for an educational lesson that is also a sweet treat!
To create this At-Home Montessori activity:
We would love to hear what your littles thought. Did they enjoy the Color Cards with Counting Cubes? Share a picture with us on instagram or facebook!
Sean Michael Diana M.A.Ed.