Monday, August 15, 2022

Montessori-Inspired Friendship Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now

A friendship theme is great at any time of year, and it's perfect at the start of a new school year! So, today I have lots of free friendship printables and activities for you! There's also a friendship-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!



You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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 Friendship Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves with Friendship-Themed Activities

You’ll find Montessori-inspired friendship 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) 

Go to my Free Friendship Printables and Montessori-Inspired Friendship Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

Free Montessori-Inspired Friendship Pack



Montessori-Inspired Friendship Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

More Friendship Resources

If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout August and September, see my August Themed Activities for Kids and September Themed Activities for Kids.

Be sure to go to my Free Friendship Printables and Montessori-Inspired Friendship Activities post at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
 
I hope you have a wonderful school year! :)
Deb - Signature
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 47 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Montessori-Inspired Weird Insect Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now


I've previously published posts here with Montessori-inspired butterfly, ant, bee, ladybug, and noisy insect themes and free printables. This summer, we're studying weird insects! There's also a weird insect themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!

You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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 affiliate links (at no cost to you).

Montessori Shelves with Weird Insect Themed Activities

Montessori-Inspired Shelves with Weird Insect Themed Activities


You’ll find Montessori-inspired weird insect 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) Go to my Free Weird Insect Printables and Montessori-Inspired Weird Insect Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

Free Montessori-Inspired Weird Insect Pack



Montessori-Inspired Weird Insect Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

More Insect Resources

There are Montessori-inspired insect packs for butterflies, ants, bees, ladybugs, and noisy insects (subscriber freebies, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

Helpful Animal Classification Posts

If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout July and August, see my July Themed Activities for Kids and August Themed Activities for Kids.

Be sure to go to my Free Weird Insect Printables and Montessori-Inspired Weird Insect Activities post at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
 
I hope you're having a wonderful summer!
Deb - Signature
Deb ChitwoodDeb 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 47 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Montessori-Inspired Snake Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now

Like crocodilians, snakes are another high-interest unit. I have some new snake printables and activities for you! There's also a snake-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!


You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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 Snake-Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves with Snake-Themed Activities

You’ll find Montessori-inspired snake 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) Go to my Free Snake Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snake Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

Free Montessori-Inspired Snake Pack


Montessori-Inspired Snake Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

More Reptile Resources

Montessori-Inspired Alligator Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Greater Than/Less Than Work, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox for the current password if you’re already a subscriber) 

Montessori-Inspired Turtle Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my newsletter to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

Helpful Animal Classification Posts

If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout June and July, see my June Themed Activities for Kids and July Themed Activities for Kids.

Be sure to go to my Free Snake Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snake Activities post  at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
 
Have a happy summer!
Deb - Signature
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 47 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Montessori-Inspired Crocodilian Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now

Crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials) make a fun unit for most young children. Today, I have some new crocodilian printables and activities for you! There's also a free crocodilian-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!



You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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. 

Montessori Shelves with Crocodilian-Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves with Crocodilian-Themed Activities

You’ll find Montessori-inspired crocodilian 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) Go to my Free Crocodilian Printables and Montessori-Inspired Crocodilian Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

Free Montessori-Inspired Crocodilian Pack



Montessori-Inspired Crocodilian Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).


More Crocodilian Printables and Activities

Helpful Animal Classification Posts

          If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout May and June, see my May Themed Activities for Kids and June Themed Activities for Kids.

          Be sure to go to my Free Crocodilian Printables and Montessori-Inspired Crocodilian Activities post  at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
           
          Have a happy end of school year!
          Deb - Signature
          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 47 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

          Friday, April 15, 2022

          Montessori-Inspired Fossil Activities Using Free Printables

          By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now

          Fossils are fun for a variety of ages, and I have some new fossil printables and activities for you! There's also a fossil-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!


          You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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 affiliate links (at no cost to you).

          Montessori Shelves with Fossil-Themed Activities

          Montessori Shelves with Fossil-Themed Activities

          You’ll find Montessori-inspired fossil 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) Go to my Free Fossil Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fossil Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

          Free Montessori-Inspired Fossil Pack



          Montessori-Inspired Fossil Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

          Dinosaur Resources

          Fossil Books for Kids Dinosaur Books for Kids

          Rock and Mineral Resources

          Rock and Mineral Books for Kids If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout April and May, see my April Themed Activities for Kids and May Themed Activities for Kids.
          Be sure to go to my Free Fossil Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fossil Activities post at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
           
          Have a great month!

          Deb - Signature
          Deb ChitwoodDeb 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 46 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

          Tuesday, March 15, 2022

          Montessori-Inspired Rabbit Activities Using Free Printables

          By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now

          I have some new spring printables and activities! Rabbits make a fun spring theme, and I have lots of free rabbit printables along with hands-on rabbit activities. There's also a rabbit-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!

          You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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 affiliate links (at no cost to you).

          Montessori Shelves with Rabbit-Themed Activities

          Montessori Shelves with Rabbit-Themed Activities

          You’ll find Montessori-inspired rabbit 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) Go to my Free Rabbit Printables and Montessori-Inspired Rabbit Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

          Free Montessori-Inspired Rabbit Pack


          Montessori-Inspired Rabbit Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

          Spring Resources with at Least One Rabbit Activity

          Rabbit Books for Kids If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout March and April, see my March Themed Activities for Kids and April-Themed Activities for Kids.

          Be sure to go to my Free Rabbit Printables and Montessori-Inspired Rabbit Activities post at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
           
          Happy spring!
          Deb - Signature
          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 46 years (and lives in the city where her kids, kids-in-law, and grandkids live). She blogs at Living Montessori Now.

          Tuesday, February 15, 2022

          Montessori-Inspired Colors and Diversity Activities Using Free Printables

          By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now

          I have some new printables and activities to welcome spring! Instead of the more traditional color mixing and rainbow activities, though, I'm featuring colors and diversity. There's also a colors and diversity themed pack for newsletter subscribers at LivingMontessoriNow.com!


          You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year 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 affiliate links (at no cost to you).

          Montessori Shelves with Colors and Diversity Themed Activities

          Montessori Shelves with Colors and Diversity Themed Activities


          You’ll find Montessori-inspired colors and diversity 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) 

          Go to my Free Colors & Diversity Printables and Montessori-Inspired Colors & Diversity Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

          Free Montessori-Inspired Colors and Diversity Pack



          Montessori-Inspired Colors and Diversity Pack for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, Number or Letter Salt/Sand Writing Tray, Letter Tracing, DIY Movable Alphabet, and Creative Writing (subscriber freebie, so just sign up for my email to get the link and password – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).

          Color Mixing and Rainbow Activities 


          More Multicultural Color Resources

          If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout February and March, see my February-Themed Activities for Kids and March Themed Activities for Kids.

          Be sure to go to my Free Colors and Diveristy Printables and Montessori-Inspired Colors and Diversity Activities post at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!
           
          Happy soon-to-be-spring!

          Deb - Signature
          Deb ChitwoodDeb 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 46 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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