Monday, June 22, 2020

Connie Leads a Thirty-Minute Romp Through the Alphabet!


I was invited by Kids & Company, of Toronto, Canada, to lead a thirty-minute video movement session for young children in May. Kids & Company requested a presentation that would get children up and moving while spending more time indoors during the Covid quarantine. 

I thought it would be fun to create a short activity for each letter of the alphabet. I devised 26 movement prompts that children and families can do together. This creative movement session will definitely use a lot of that great kid energy!

Click here to view the presentation:

Keep on Dancing, Everyone!


Monday, June 15, 2020

Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities Using Free Printables

By Deb Chitwood from Living Montessori Now 

The actual first day of summer is almost here! And I have lots of hands-on summer activities for you! I also have a new summer pack (newsletter subscriber freebie at

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. 

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Montessori Shelves with Summer-Themed Activities

Montessori Shelves with Summer-Themed Activities
You’ll find Montessori-inspired summer 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 Summer Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities post at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!

Free Montessori-Inspired Summer Pack

Montessori-Inspired Summer 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 Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities

For more Montessori-inspired summer activities, check out these posts with lots of activities and resources:
If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout June, see June Themed Activities for Kids.

Be sure to go to my Free Summer Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities post at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!

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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 45 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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