Sunday, July 15, 2018

Montessori-Inspired Constellation Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

Stars and constellations make a fabulous unit for almost any age. This unit will be for preschoolers through first graders, although older kids could love some of the activities as well! 




At Living Montessori Now, I have a list of free star and constellation printables. The free printables include my latest subscriber freebie (a Montessori-inspired constellation pack). 

Here, I'm sharing ideas for using free constellation printables to create Montessori-inspired activities for preschoolers through first graders. You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K Sharing. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities

At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links (at no cost to you).

Montessori Shelves with Constellation-Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves with Constellation-Themed Activities
My shelves with constellation-themed activities include a free constellations culture card designed by The Montessori Company. You’ll also find Montessori-inspired constellation numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)

I always have related books available throughout a unit. I have Zoo in the Sky and Little Kids First Big Book of Space (the beautiful open book from National Geographic) along with a number of other star and constellation books. I'll publish a related book post another day. 

I also have some fun glow-in-the-dark constellation lacing cards from Montessori Services on the top shelf along with the books and culture card. They come with laces, but you could extend the work by adding a needle for sewing, too. 

You could mix your constellation-themed activities among your shelves according to curriculum area. Or you could have a special constellation-themed area something like the one pictured. My shelves this month have a mixture of skill levels. Many of the activities can be adapted for a variety of levels. If you’re a homeschooler, just choose the activities that work for your child’s interests and ability levels. If you don’t have room for all the activities you’d like to do, simply rotate them.

Constellations Culture Card with the Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book

Constellations Culture Card on Shelf with the Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book
The Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book is a wonderful book that I had from homeschooling my now-adult kids. It doesn't appear to be in print any longer, but you can get it used inexpensively from Amazon. My glow-in-the-dark constellations still worked great! 

I'm happy to share with you this lovely constellation culture card from The Montessori Company. I’m hosting the free printable as an instant download at Living Montessori Now. You can always access the free constellations culture card here

The description says: “Constellations are different patterns found in the night sky's stars. Most are connected to old stories and myths!”

C is for Constellations Sand Writing Tray with Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

C is for Constellations Sand Writing Tray with Glow-in-the-Dark StarsFree Printables: Constellation Letters for constellation writing tray (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)

For the sand tray, I used the wooden tray from the Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes. You can use whatever tray or container work best for you, though. I already had the blue sand from a hobby store from previous activities. Amazon has some even darker blue sand that would be perfect for the night-sky look.

My 4½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, absolutely loves anything glow in the dark, so we have a lot of glow-in-the-dark activities for our constellation unit! For the sand tray, I even added the glow-in-the-dark stars to be placed on the letter that's traced. The bathroom off my kitchen can be made completely dark, so Zoey likes to take her completed work in there to see the glow-in-the-dark effect. 

If you would like help with introducing phonetic sounds, introducing objects with sounds, or beginning phonics in general, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics with Preschoolers.

I Have, Who Has? Greek Mythological Constellation Game

I Have, Who Has? Greek Mythological Constellation GameFree Printable: I Have Who Has Greek Mythological Constellations from Fifth Is My Jam at Teachers Pay Teachers 

Zoey also loves I Have, Who Has? games, so we added a super-easy-to-prepare game to our work. It just needed a Montessori Services basket.

Montessori ar Phonogram Cards and Movable Alphabet Work

Montessori ar Phonogram CardsFree Printables: “ar” stars font cards (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

Free Printable: Green Series ar Letters from MontessoriSoul 

I love the simplicity of this! It was so easy to prepare, yet it isolates the ar phonogram very well. I have a post and video on how to introduce words starting with phonograms, even with very young children. 

Constellation Movable Alphabet Cards with star Word Buildihng_uncropped 

Then the movable alphabet can be used to build ar words (or any words).

Pin Punching Work for DIY Daytime Constellations

Tray with Pin Punching Work for DIY Daytime Constellations 
Free Printable: Constellations from Full of Great Ideas 

I used a star flashlight from the Montessori By Mom Space Explorer Toolbox along with a wood-handled puncher from Montessori Services, craft sticks, craft glue, and a Multicraft tray.


Punching Work to Make a Daytime Constellation Pin-Punch Viewer 

We studied the Big Dipper before Zoey punched the holes for the main stars along with punching out the circle. 

DIY Daytime Constellations Pin Punch Viewer - Big Dipper

Then we went into a dark room and experimented with shining a few different flashlights through the circle toward the ceiling. The little star flashlight worked but was a bit dim, a big flashlight was almost too bright, and my iPhone flashlight was perfect!

Constellation Cards for Matching and Recreating ConstellationsConstellation Cards for Matching and Recreating ConstellationsFree Printable: Constellation Cards from Lie Back Look Up (With a double sided printer, these have information on the backs.) 

This was another super-easy-to-prepare activity.  It just needed a Montessori Services basket. These cards have helpful information on the backs and work well for matching or for children to place stars on to make the constellations.

Recreating Constellations with Glow-in-the-Dark Stars, Counting, and Writing Numbers

Recreating Constellations with Glow-in-the-Dark Stars, Counting, and Writing Numbers 

Free Printable: Constellation Numbers (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

Again, I used some of the glow-in-the-dark stars along with a magnifying glass to magnify the constellations on the number cards. The child could choose a constellation, make it with the stars, count the number of stars, and write the number with chalk. Then, of course, watch it glow in the dark! 


Placing and Counting Glow-in-the-Dark Stars on Constellations 

A younger child could place stars on the cards from the previous activity or a card from the printables list. Then just count the stars and place the appropriate number card.

More Free Star and Constellation Printables

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to free star and constellation printables from around the blogosphere: Free Star and Constellation Printables and Montessori-Inspired Constellation Activities. And be sure to subscribe to my email list if you'd like to get an exclusive free printable each month (plus two more awesome freebies right away): Free Printables.

More Astronomy Activities and Resources

 


Have a great rest of the summer!
Deb - Siganture
If you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. I'm also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!

Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in San Diego with her husband of 43 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Montessori-Inspired Ladybug Unit Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

I published a ladybug post here before. And it was so much fun that I just had to add some more ladybug activities! 


At Living Montessori Now, I have a list of free ladybug printables. The free printables include my latest subscriber freebie (a Montessori-inspired ladybug pack). 

Here, I'm sharing ideas for using free ladybug printables to create Montessori-inspired activities for preschoolers through first graders. You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K SharingYou'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities

At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links (at no cost to you).

Montessori Shelves with Ladybug-Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves and Book Basket with Ladybug-Themed Activities

My shelves with ladybug-themed activities include a free ladybug culture card designed by The Montessori Company. You’ll also find Montessori-inspired ladybug numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)

I always have related books available throughout a unit. And this time, we even have a ladybug-growing activity! Fingers crossed that the larvae stay alive and become ladybugs! 

You could mix your ladybug-themed activities among your shelves according to curriculum area. Or you could have a special ladybug-themed area something like the one pictured. My shelves this month have a mixture of skill levels. Many of the activities can be adapted for a variety of levels. If you’re a homeschooler, just choose the activities that work for your child’s interests and ability levels. If you don’t have room for all the activities you’d like to do, simply rotate them.

Ladybug Culture Card with Are You a Ladybug? Book and Movable Alphabet "Ladybug"

Ladybug Culture Card and Are You a Ladybug Book Are you a Ladybug? is a Montessori-friendly book that gives information about ladybugs in a high-interest way. 

I'm happy to share with you this lovely ladybug culture card from The Montessori Company. I’m hosting the free printable as an instant download at Living Montessori Now. You can always access the free ladybug culture card here

The description says: “Ladybugs are actually predatory insects that eat other bugs eating our gardens, like aphids!” 

For interest, I spelled "ladybug" with the movable alphabet. My 4½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, has been interested in analyzing and spelling the word.

Ladybug Life Cycle References and Activity Growing Ladybugs

Growing Ladybugs Activity Plus Life Cycle of a Ladybug References 

I like Ladybug (Life Cycles) because it has colorful, detailed photographs and answers the questions children will often want to know about the life cycle of a ladybug.

The open book is the Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids). I love almost all the National Geographic Kids books, and this is a fabulous reference for a study of insects. 

I have a number of other ladybug books, too. I'll publish a ladybug book post before long. Zoey and I are so excited about our ladybug-growing adventure! I'm not crazy about the original Ladybug Land (not very natural looking), so I got the Insect Lore Live Baby Ladybug Larvae - Ladybug Growing Kit Refill and an Insect Lore Bug Carrying And Catching Bag  (Mesh Bug Habitat Unfolds to 8" By 6")

It's perfect for what I wanted. Zoey and I can easily watch the ladybug larvae, and it's designed as a bug catcher for later nature walks. I also have a Montessori Services clear acrylic tray with a magnifying glass for ladybug observations and dropper bottle filled with water to water the sponge that's in a small container that I added to the ladybug habitat. Zoey loves to add the needed 2 drops to the sponge.

Ladybug Life Cycle Tray and Reader

Ladybug Life Cycle Tray and Reader Free Printable: Ladybug Life Cycle Readers from Blessed Beyond a Doubt 

Free Printable: Life Cycle of a Ladybug Printables by Monique of Living Life and Learning at 123 Homeschool 4 Me 

I used a Multicraft traySafari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Ladybug figures, and Montessori Services basket for the figures. There are four levels of Ladybug Life Cycle readers in the printable, so it's very versatile. 

This simple cut-and-paste activity is a good way to reinforce work on the ladybug life cycle.

L is for Ladybug Salt Tray

Free Printables: Ladybug Letters for ladybug writing tray (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

For the salt tray, I used the wooden tray from the Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes. You can use whatever tray or container work best for you, though. I added the ladybug from the Safari Ltd. Insects TOOB for interest. 

On the shelf, you'll see that I used the manuscript letter "l" along with the cursive letter "l." I like children to learn both, so I typically introduce both manuscript and cursive. There's also a D'Nealian font in the pack, too, so you can use that if you wish. 

If you would like help with introducing phonetic sounds, introducing objects with sounds, or beginning phonics in general, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics with Preschoolers

Ladybug Beginning Sounds and Movable Alphabet Activities
Ladybug Beginning Sound and Movable Alphabet Basket

Free Printable: Ladybug Alphabet Game from Make, Take & Teach 

This activity was super easy to prepare! The activity is designed for beginning sounds. I cut out the letters for the beginning sounds, but I also printed out an extra ladybug (the last one with the 3-letter phonetic, CVC, words). That's to make an activity for children who are working with the movable alphabet already.

Ladybug-Themed Beginning Sound Matching

Children who are working on beginning sounds can match the letters to the appropriate pictures. For toddlers, you could have an extra set of pictures, too, for them to match pictures to pictures instead of letters to pictures.

Ladybug-Themed Movable Alphabet Work

The extra set of circles can be used with the Montessori movable alphabet for word building and reading.

  Parts of a Ladybug Activity

Parts of a Ladybug Tray  

Free Printable: Parts of a Ladybug from Life Cycle of a Ladybug Printables by Monique of Living Life and Learning at 123 Homeschool 4 Me 

This is a extremely simple activity to prepare and reinforces any books you've read or work you've done with parts of a ladybug.

DIY Ladybug Cards and Counters and Odd and Even Labeling Activity

Ladybug Cards and Counters Tray with Odd and Even Labels  

Free Printables: Ladybug Numbers and Odd and Even Labels (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

I love making DIY themed cards and counters to introduce odd and even and add interest and variety to cards and counters. I used these adorable wooden ladybugs. You need exactly 55 ladybugs if you want to do the numbers and counters 1-10. 

For Zoey and other kids who are already comfortable with symbol and quantity, I’ll typically use the cards and counters for hands-on addition, subtraction, and other mathematical operations. (See some of my other themed posts for ideas.) But this month, I used the odd and even labels.

Ladybug Cards and Counters Layout 

 I added a new page to the ladybug pack with odd and even labels that can be used with the cards and counters to reinforce the actual words "odd" and "even." It's a great way to be sure readers understand the concept of odd and even. 

Zoey doesn't need work counting objects to 10, but we did the activity to reinforce the words odd and even and for her to clearly see them in print. 


Completing Ladybug Cards and Counters with Odd and Even Labels

Zoey didn't mind counting out all the ladybugs because she was so in love with the wooden ladybugs. She put them all close to the cards because they were "baby ladybugs" trying to get to their mothers. The ones with ladybug "friends" got "even" word cards, and the ones left over got "odd" word cards. 

Zoey liked the word cards, too, so she put the ladybugs for each number on the appropriate word card "car" when she finished with the first activity. I don't mind pretend play at home with an activity like this when she already accomplished the activity's purpose and is using the materials nicely, which she was. It was actually very cute, and she focused on this for a long time.

The Grouchy Ladybug Book with Sequencing and Matching CardsThe Grouchy Ladybug Book with Sequencing and Matching Cards

Free Printable: Grouchy Ladybug Sequencing Cards from Preschool Post 

Free Printable: The Grouchy Ladybug Printables from Homeschool Share 

I love Eric Carle books! They're not Montessori-style books with photographs or realistic animals, but they're classics ... and they're amazing books. 

The Grouchy Ladybug is a great book for introducing reading time on an analog clock. I just printed and cut out the cards from the two printables. Then I drew the correct clock arrows on each clock face and placed them in a Montessori Services basket. Older children could draw their own clock arrows if you wish.

The Grouchy Ladybug Sequencing and Matching Layout

The child can retell the story, matching the animal photographs to the animals and clock faces.

More Free Ladybug Printables

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to free ladybug printables from around the blogosphere: Montessori-Inspired Ladybug Unit with Free Printables and Activities. And be sure to subscribe to my email list if you'd like to get an exclusive free printable each month (plus two more awesome freebies right away): Free Printables.

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If you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. I'm also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!
Have a happy summer! Deb - Siganture
Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in San Diego with her husband of 43 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Montessori-Inspired Golf Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

Golf is a fun activity for children as young as preschoolers. Many towns and cities have inexpensive golf programs that are great for families. For summer, a golf unit is perfect ... especially around Father's Day if a special dad loves golf. 



At Living Montessori Now, I have a list of free golf printables. The free printables include my latest subscriber freebie (a Montessori-inspired golf pack). Here, I'm sharing ideas for using free golf printables to create Montessori-inspired activities for preschoolers through first graders.

You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my previous posts at PreK + K Sharing. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities

At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links (at no cost to you).

Montessori Shelves with Golf-Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves with Golf-Themed Activities

My shelves with golf-themed activities include a free golf culture card designed by The Montessori Company. You’ll also find Montessori-inspired golf numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)

I always have related books available throughout a unit. On my top shelf, I have P is for Putt and The Kids Book of Golf. These books are both Montessori friendly and work well for a variety of ages. 

You could mix your golf-themed activities among your shelves according to curriculum area. Or you could have a special golf-themed area something like the one pictured. My shelves this month have a mixture of skill levels. Many of the activities can be adapted for a variety of levels. 

If you’re a homeschooler, just choose the activities that work for your child’s interests and ability levels. If you don’t have room for all the activities you’d like to do, simply rotate them.

Golf Culture Card with P is for Putt Book 

Golf Culture Card with P Is for Putter Book 

I love the alphabet series that includes P is for Putt: A Golf Alphabet by Brad Herzog. These books are written for a much wider age range than most alphabet books. There's a short verse related to the letter on each page that's perfect for even young preschoolers. Then there's much more information related to each letter's word for elementary-age kids. 

I'm happy to share with you this golf culture card from The Montessori Company. I’m hosting the free printable as an instant download at Living Montessori Now. You can always access the free golf culture card here

The description says: “Golf is a sport played by hitting a small hard ball down a grassy course into a small hole. There are usually nine or eighteen holes.”

Scotland and Golf Materials

Scotland and Golf Materials  

The origins of golf are unclear, but the modern day game is widely accepted to have originated in Scotland. The Kids Book of Golf has some information about Scotland's origins in Scotland. 

Free Printable: 18th Century portrait of The MacDonald boys playing golf by Jeremiah Davison 

Free Printable: Four Countries of the United Kingdom Template from Presentation Magazine

You can read more about Scotland and my Four Countries of the United Kingdom Pin Map here

Free Printable Flags: You can get free flags for England, Scotland, and Wales from Wikipedia. I've seen both the England flag and the United Kingdom flag used as the flag of England. You'll have to decide which one you want to use. 

The Northern Ireland flag is also available from Wikipedia. The official government flag of Northern Ireland is actually the Union Flag or Union Jack (the flag for the United Kingdom). But I used the unofficial flag, which is often used for sporting events, to represent Northern Ireland as a separate country. Size the flags in your printer as needed. 

I included the Montessori continents globe for added geography work related to Scotland.

Book Basket

Montessori Book Basket  

My 4½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, loves the Maps book. We used it to discuss Scotland. Golf by Cari Meister is a Montessori-friendly beginning reader that uses photographs, introduces the rules of golf, and encourages kids to play golf. 

In another book basket, we have Curious George Plays Mini Golf. It isn't a Montessori-style book, but it's a cute beginning reader for Curious George fans.

Golf Cursive G Work 

Golf Cursive G Work with Around the World from a to z  

Free Printables: Golf Bag Letters for golf writing tray (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

On a different shelf from most of the golf activities, I have the cursive g font card along with the Montessori book Around the World from a to z. Zoey loves this book, and I love that it uses tactile cursive letters and sports themes around the world. Here I have it open to the g for golfing in Scotland pages.

Golf Color Matching for Montessori Color Box 2 or Color Box 3

Golf Color Matching for Montessori Color Box 2 or Color Box 3  

Free Printable: Tee-ing off with Colors 2-Part Cards by The Treasured Schoolhouse at Teachers Pay Teachers. I didn't use the tan cards from the set. I also used "gray" instead of "grey" and "purple" instead of "violet." 

I used Color Box 3 for this work along with a Montessori Services basket. For homeschool use, I don't purchase Color Box 2 but use a DIY version of color tablets. (I use the free printable color matching cards from Montessori Services.) You could use a DIY version for Color Box 3 as well, which I've often done. 

This can easily be used at more than one level. Younger children could simply match the card with the colored golf ball to the appropriate color tablet. For children working with color grading, you could have a setup like the one pictured. The child can choose the shade of color tablet that most closely matches each printed golf ball. Children who can read can match the color tablet, colored golf ball card, and card with the appropriate color name. 

G is for Golf Salt Tray and Movable Alphabet Work

G is for Golf Salt Tray

Free Printables: Golf Cart Letters for golf writing tray (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

For the salt tray, I used the wooden tray from the Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Shapes. You can use whatever tray or container work best for you, though. I added the golf club from the Montessori Services language objects as an object of interest and as a unique writing tool. I also used letters from the small wooden movable alphabet to spell "golf." 

For the movable alphabet work, I used a traditional small wooden movable alphabet and the golf movable alphabet. You could use Montessori Services language objects as words for spelling with the movable alphabet. For children working on their phonetic sounds, a variety of /g/ objects could be used in an object basket. 

You could also use the golf movable alphabet for matching with the regular movable alphabet or sandpaper letters or having your child find the matching letter when you read a book such as P is for Putt. 

If you would like help with introducing phonetic sounds, introducing objects with sounds, or beginning phonics in general, check out my DIY Beginning Montessori Phonics with Preschoolers

Matching Teen Numerals with Golf Tees, Marbles, and Bead Bars (with Variation for Younger Children) Tray for Matching Teen Numerals with Golf Tees, Marbles, and Bead Bars Free Printable: Golf Numbers (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) 

This activity uses a piece of felt for a table mat (I used the Montessori Services felt table mat) and bead bars from the decanomial box in a Multicraft tray and a Bambu condiment cup (what I used here) or  Montessori Services basket. (My bead bars, which I love, are from Alison’s Montessori. You can get bead bars on Amazon, although I haven’t personally used materials from those companies.) 

I placed 20 golf tees in florist's foam. I also added 20 small clear marbles to represent golf balls. 

Showing Her Work with 20 Golf Tees, Marbles, Beads, and Number Card

For the activity, you could start with a column of 10 marbles on golf tees and then spin the spinner to find the units. (See my post on how to make a paperclip spinner that spins easily.) 

This is a great activity for fine-motor coordination as well as working with teen numbers. The child then places the necessary number of marbles on the golf tees and finds the matching bead bars plus the matching number card. 

 For younger children, you could use a variation of this with the number cards 1-10, 10 marbles, and the 1-10 spinner. 

Miniature Golf Putting Game with Hundred Chart  Miniature Golf Putting Game with Hundred Chart Free Printable: Basic Counting Hundreds Chart from Math-Aids.com 

I used a Multicraft tray golf pen/club set with putting green, and small glass gem as the game piece. 

This golf  pen set could be a fun Father's Day gift, too! Zoey loved this set! Not only did she want to test out each of the golf clubs, but she had to draw with each of the pens. 

This could be played with one person or as a cooperative game. I have the child hit the ball with the putter until it goes in the hole. Each time the ball goes in the hole, the game piece is moved along with hundred chart until 100 is reached. 

Two or more children (or a child and adult) could take turns hitting the golf ball and moving the game piece. The game could take place over a number of days, too. 

More Free Golf Printables 

Go to my post at Living Montessori Now for links to free golf printables from around the blogosphere: Free Golf Printables and Montessori-Inspired Golf Activities. And be sure to subscribe to my email list if you'd like to get an exclusive free printable each month (plus two more awesome freebies right away): Free Printables

More Golf Activities and Resources
If you'd like to focus on manners with children, please check out my eBook Montessori at Home or School: How to Teach Grace and Courtesy! It's written for anyone who'd like to feel comfortable teaching manners to children ages 2-12. I'm also one of the coauthors of the book Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun & Learning!

Have a happy summer!

Deb - Siganture
Deb Chitwood
Deb Chitwood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori schools in Iowa and Arizona before becoming owner/director/teacher of her own Montessori school in South Dakota. Later, she homeschooled her two children through high school. Deb is now a Montessori writer who lives in San Diego with her husband of 43 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

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