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Counting Coconuts: Practical Life. Creating Polygons
creating polygons with craft sticks
Creating Polygons with Popsicle Sticks
using colored popsicle sticks to make polygons (and other preschool montessori activity ideas)
wood plank with shapes cut out for stenciling. pre-writing activity.
Various shape activities. use Popsicle sticks to make shapes and talk about how many sides they have.
Joyfully Weary: Preschool Syllabus: Folk & Fairy Tales
Montessori Shape Tray Activities. Learning shapes' numbered sides. -- Creative Curriculum GOLD objectives 7a, 11a, 11b, 12b, 13, & 21b
We had a total of 26 sides with the shapes on the chart, so I made sure we had the exact amount, 26 popsicle sticks in a cup, so it can be a self-correcting activity.
book corner by *Neptune*, via Flickr
Shapes popsicle sticks - match the colors and number the sticks. Great way to introduce shapes with loads of sides!
Maybe Indoor Living Area should have Montessori type activities and baskets? A more natural approach?
Spider Sifting (for Halloween)---sift through colored rice to find the spiders!
Sensorial Extensions | montessori works
Montessori MOMents Homeschool Classroom
Activity of the Week – DIY Montessori Smelling Bottles