Sweeping up is a great Montessori practical life activity that can be adapted in many ways! Different materials (water beads, rice, small objects, sand... anything!) can be switched in and out as themes in your classroom change to keep the work alive and exciting.

Sweeping up is a great Montessori practical life activity that can be adapted in many ways! Different materials (water beads, rice, small objects, sand... anything!) can be switched in and out as themes in your classroom change to keep the work alive and exciting.

practical life: sorting silverware--I like the idea of collecting an assortment of old/vintage/cool pieces for this work.

practical life: sorting silverware--I like the idea of collecting an assortment of old/vintage/cool pieces for this work.

fine motor - garlic press w/ sponges - - repinned by #PediaStaff.  Visit http://ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

fine motor - garlic press w/ sponges - - repinned by #PediaStaff. Visit http://ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

Rolling cloth napkins and using a napkin ring. Montessori Practical Life exercise. @wmswms (Westside Montessori School, Vancouver, BC)

Rolling cloth napkins and using a napkin ring. Montessori Practical Life exercise. @wmswms (Westside Montessori School, Vancouver, BC)

Spoon: pour corn kernels from glass vessel to glass dish, place funnel into glass vessel, use spoon to fill funnel with kernels

Spoon: pour corn kernels from glass vessel to glass dish, place funnel into glass vessel, use spoon to fill funnel with kernels

Squeezing an orange Montessori practical life activity is an easy first exercise in at home food preparation for kids. Kitchen learning activities help toddlers develop self-confidence and self-sufficiency in the kitchen, make preschoolers and kindergarteners feel like they are making a contribution at home, and help elementary aged kids develop cooking skills.

Squeezing an Orange Montessori Practical Life Activity

Squeezing an orange Montessori practical life activity is an easy first exercise in at home food preparation for kids. Kitchen learning activities help toddlers develop self-confidence and self-sufficiency in the kitchen, make preschoolers and kindergarteners feel like they are making a contribution at home, and help elementary aged kids develop cooking skills.

Montessori Practical Life activity - color mixing! Using an eye dropper to transfer primary colors onto a tray. Great way to explore how colors mix together to create different shades of secondary colors. Love seeing the colors swirl together! The damp sponge is there, ready to clean up spills. @wmswms (Westside Montessori School, Vancouver, BC)

Montessori Practical Life activity - color mixing! Using an eye dropper to transfer primary colors onto a tray. Great way to explore how colors mix together to create different shades of secondary colors. Love seeing the colors swirl together! The damp sponge is there, ready to clean up spills. @wmswms (Westside Montessori School, Vancouver, BC)

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