tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-78206552236558501232022-01-27T04:48:45.157-05:00PreKandKSharingA collaboration of experts in the field of young children, early childhood development, early childhood education, the arts, mental health and brain development focused on making a successful transition to kindergarten and formal education. This group has a collection of authors, performers and seasoned bloggers who hope to expand the impact of the group's expertise for the benefit of children through teachers and parents efforts world wide.RainbowsWithinReachhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10539319184558859828noreply@blogger.comBlogger1044125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-40041987566814095512022-01-15T23:30:00.005-05:002022-01-16T05:53:05.263-05:00Montessori-Inspired Dental Health Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have some new free dental health printables and activities for you in time for National Children's Dental Health Month in February! There's also a dental health themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-dental-health-printables-and-montessori-inspired-dental-health-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhzlmZoGBcTyi6CtXo8TuhvGonXK2hde2duC2ANSRRb0nNFlIK4KdUOrVGA-oHF-7M0WK7_HkIlADfKWVk7M082L8au6IIqWl526gIsZV6hOsKFA8P7Ccl5xo8yuivLlhtuDVj9G8usv6Bhr5jlzsIZV4XWeGNai2Vl3dtRz-Tf7HHiHOqV7WKH1asl=s1028" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhzlmZoGBcTyi6CtXo8TuhvGonXK2hde2duC2ANSRRb0nNFlIK4KdUOrVGA-oHF-7M0WK7_HkIlADfKWVk7M082L8au6IIqWl526gIsZV6hOsKFA8P7Ccl5xo8yuivLlhtuDVj9G8usv6Bhr5jlzsIZV4XWeGNai2Vl3dtRz-Tf7HHiHOqV7WKH1asl=w426-h640" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Dental Health Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgPV3pQ0mcAnG1yRmCUZSAVbXUjwoXz1ovTEuojn3Y3IrpoTIY11JvHFDnIex1kiK-0brHI_enVp0GVl7uj5SrJ7uh_YzgzL0J7-2nHxGHtygy7JhST3pQC22W0Qv1Zk5Fc0RjLrQIWZLUf_Xqee1VfcQFwqKgEvUlPDF2N0tMVuPmQI1rD6KxXE6n-=s685" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgPV3pQ0mcAnG1yRmCUZSAVbXUjwoXz1ovTEuojn3Y3IrpoTIY11JvHFDnIex1kiK-0brHI_enVp0GVl7uj5SrJ7uh_YzgzL0J7-2nHxGHtygy7JhST3pQC22W0Qv1Zk5Fc0RjLrQIWZLUf_Xqee1VfcQFwqKgEvUlPDF2N0tMVuPmQI1rD6KxXE6n-=w640-h640" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves&nbsp; with Dental Health Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired dental health numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-dental-health-printables-and-montessori-inspired-dental-health-activities/" style="font-family: verdana;"><strong>Free Dental Health Printables and Montessori-Inspired Dental Health Activities post </strong></a><span style="font-family: verdana;">at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Dental Health Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg884dhYlYOv-p4Y_oLd9q50L_Sp1Ab6k0zZPThnly30SVTlwtrusLdMzsjgfZFPeMKyRGBc_BZ1OFoeF7nmwm9ilPzNOOIuuvETCIIoquQ0xiOWdnn_SFLFRp0nDRHGEs4tDIhYRsUWJRwXHmurBO819anG6-HI-__z8yIxU6fc1Jxx3-H0uGELJkm=s640" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg884dhYlYOv-p4Y_oLd9q50L_Sp1Ab6k0zZPThnly30SVTlwtrusLdMzsjgfZFPeMKyRGBc_BZ1OFoeF7nmwm9ilPzNOOIuuvETCIIoquQ0xiOWdnn_SFLFRp0nDRHGEs4tDIhYRsUWJRwXHmurBO819anG6-HI-__z8yIxU6fc1Jxx3-H0uGELJkm=s16000" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Dental Health Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Dental Health Resources&nbsp;</span></strong></h2><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-dental-health-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Ultimate Montessori-Inspired Dental Health Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-activities-for-care-of-self/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Activities for Care of Self</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-self-care-printables-for-multiple-ages/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Self-Care Printables for Multiple Ages</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/dental-health-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Dental Health Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Medical Worker Resources</span></strong></h2><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-medical-worker-printables-and-montessori-inspired-medical-worker-activities/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Medical Worker Printables and Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-doctor-and-nurse-do-a-dot-printables-montessori-inspired-phonics-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Doctor and Nurse Do-a-Dot Printables (Montessori-Inspired Phonics Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-medical-worker-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Medical Worker Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/10/01/handwashing-activities-for-kids-free-songs-and-lessons/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Handwashing Activities&nbsp;for Kids – Free Songs and Lessons</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/fun-handwashing-handwashing-song-2-year-old-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Fun with Handwashing +&nbsp;Handwashing Song&nbsp;by a 2 Year Old</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/11/10/montessori-inspired-hygiene-lessons-to-help-kids-stay-healthy/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Hygiene Lessons to Help Kids Stay Healthy</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-songs-about-getting-a-shot-kids-vaccination-resources/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Songs about Getting a Shot {Kids' Vaccination Resources}</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout January and February, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/january-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">January-Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/february-themed-activities-for-kids/">February-Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-dental-health-printables-and-montessori-inspired-dental-health-activities/">Free Dental Health Printables and Montessori-Inspired Dental Health Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you have fun with dental health activities!</span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><div><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span>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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-25096806475537944732021-12-15T23:30:00.003-05:002021-12-16T04:06:27.901-05:00Montessori-Inspired Snowperson Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">A snowperson theme is fun in the winter, whether you have snow or not! Today, I have a new theme with free snowperson&nbsp; printables and activities for winter wherever you live! There's also a snowperson-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-snowperson-printables-and-montessori-inspired-snowperson-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgD7OVhqsI9tekdzfN-xMEYxJHel1lJa-vcLdtDibQmMQgZoIQLXFr41qetY5xmqjQ9Q5dxn0du6iwUF2KETAnjTHTx6blBDChZ-FN9wFrlDMFnRXynjDWHqz3Jn5m8u0pBmqsUad5hYKLk7mmSUq6JkKsGVyjVSp-F2VJuvOHI_C8o7s7WvE-N_jyo=s1028"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgD7OVhqsI9tekdzfN-xMEYxJHel1lJa-vcLdtDibQmMQgZoIQLXFr41qetY5xmqjQ9Q5dxn0du6iwUF2KETAnjTHTx6blBDChZ-FN9wFrlDMFnRXynjDWHqz3Jn5m8u0pBmqsUad5hYKLk7mmSUq6JkKsGVyjVSp-F2VJuvOHI_C8o7s7WvE-N_jyo=w426-h640" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em></em> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Snowperson-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEihJX9UjG2dbLunWMm7OjC4mGYe8CTghHioIkBM7_2UaaOz6_z--22ydfpNLAo9BlQtFvxJL9ayB2ZkWEcZPqC96I228VYbzbFJ0dN7xiLbdsyrmGzu4UaOzWxPGoqyDQDYE25JbcPGSRcqllfDalM_7J0oYMvAIj0r0w71YYTgkVdiSY56eZs1bbCz=s685" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEihJX9UjG2dbLunWMm7OjC4mGYe8CTghHioIkBM7_2UaaOz6_z--22ydfpNLAo9BlQtFvxJL9ayB2ZkWEcZPqC96I228VYbzbFJ0dN7xiLbdsyrmGzu4UaOzWxPGoqyDQDYE25JbcPGSRcqllfDalM_7J0oYMvAIj0r0w71YYTgkVdiSY56eZs1bbCz=w640-h640" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Snowperson-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired snowperson numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-snowperson-printables-and-montessori-inspired-snowperson-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Snowperson Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snowperson Activities post</a> </strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Snowperson Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEij5Jwh7OnchtYrx47ElWmhUYxtGWbWtDvb57s-F7d6QdFiIkGNq23MTy1mdZKVUL2ABiomYJSOOja654a75P-64MBQcAAVWhISjfst5PyHUQPK15d_HYr0tw_tSvRD1Sa50By3ow3AJHECUbmK-2GPsIvp07nBQf9lcfEqjOUimm23jKJcuW915ovN=s640" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEij5Jwh7OnchtYrx47ElWmhUYxtGWbWtDvb57s-F7d6QdFiIkGNq23MTy1mdZKVUL2ABiomYJSOOja654a75P-64MBQcAAVWhISjfst5PyHUQPK15d_HYr0tw_tSvRD1Sa50By3ow3AJHECUbmK-2GPsIvp07nBQf9lcfEqjOUimm23jKJcuW915ovN=s16000" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Snowperson Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Snowperson Resources, Including Posts with Some or Many Snowperson Activities</span></strong></h2><span 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href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-printables-and-montessori-inspired-winter-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Winter Printables and Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities</a></span></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/12/23/free-winter-songs-and-rhymes-for-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-snowman-color-activities-at-prek-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Snowman Color Activities Using Free Printables</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-snowman-letter-activities-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Snowman Letter Activities Using Free Printables</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-winter-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-winter-playdough-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Playdough Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-printables-and-montessori-inspired-winter-math-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Printables and Montessori-Inspired Winter Math Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/25-plus-snow-themed-sensory-tubs/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">25+ Snow-Themed Sensory Tubs</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-mitten-printables-and-montessori-inspired-mitten-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Mitten Printables and Montessori-Inspired Mitten Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/simple-snowman-sensory-bin-fun-way-to-work-on-essential-skills-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Simple Snowman Sensory Bin {A Fun Way to Work on Essential Skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-winter-themes-activities-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Themes and Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/teaching-toddlers-about-winter-with-the-montessori-3-period-lesson-and-activities-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Teaching Toddlers about Winter with the Montessori 3-Period Lesson and Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-snowflake-printables-montessori-inspired-snowflake-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Snowflake Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snowflake Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/01/26/snowy-day-eggshell-crushing-pin-poking-activity/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Snowy Day Eggshell Crushing and Pin Poking Activity</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/01/28/montessori-inspired-winter-activities-with-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-playdough-math-pack-montessori-inspired-instant-download-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Playdough Math Pack (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-playdough-math-activities-winter-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Playdough Math Activities for Winter {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/prepare-simple-winter-practical-life-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Simple Winter Practical Life Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/prepare-simple-winter-playdough-tray-super-soft-playdough-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Prepare a Simple Winter Playdough Tray with Super-Soft Playdough</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-sports-printables-montessori-inspired-winter-sports-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Sports Printables and Montessori-Inspired Winter Sports Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-sports-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Sports Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-sports-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Sports Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-winter-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Kids’ Winter Activities Pinterest Board</a>.</span></li></ul><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Winter Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; 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target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Winter Activities Printables for Preschool Through Elementary from Every Star Is Different</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/12/23/free-winter-songs-and-rhymes-for-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-do-a-dot-phonics-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Do-a-Dot Phonics Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-snowman-color-activities-at-prek-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Snowman Color Activities Using Free Printables</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-snowman-letter-activities-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Snowman Letter Activities Using Free Printables</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-winter-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-winter-playdough-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter 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target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Snowman Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snowman Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-winter-themes-activities-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Themes and Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/teaching-toddlers-about-winter-with-the-montessori-3-period-lesson-and-activities-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Teaching Toddlers about Winter with the Montessori 3-Period Lesson and Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-snowflake-printables-montessori-inspired-snowflake-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Snowflake Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snowflake Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/01/28/montessori-inspired-winter-activities-with-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Winter Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-playdough-math-pack-montessori-inspired-instant-download-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Playdough Math Pack (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-playdough-math-activities-winter-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Playdough Math Activities for Winter {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/prepare-simple-winter-playdough-tray-super-soft-playdough-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Prepare a Simple Winter Playdough Tray with Super-Soft Playdough</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-winter-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Kids’ Winter Activities Pinterest Board</a>.</span></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout December and January, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/12/01/december-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">December Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/january-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">January-Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-snowperson-printables-and-montessori-inspired-snowperson-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Snowperson Printables and Montessori-Inspired Snowperson Activities post</a> at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you have a wonderful winter!</span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a>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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-77771676880320151612021-11-15T23:30:00.001-05:002021-11-16T07:49:05.697-05:00Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Activities with Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have a new gingerbread theme with free gingerbread printables and activities for you in time for the holidays! There's also a gingerbread-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-gingerbread-printables-and-activities-for-a-montessori-inspired-gingerbread-unit/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kP7Afo4aZyA/YZOmn2RXHsI/AAAAAAAAsc4/aeb7zHLkcw03AYNQ23S3ukntm1Y_wNR6gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BGingerbread%2BPrintables%2Band%2BActivities%2Bfor%2Ba%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BGingerbread%2BUnit.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kP7Afo4aZyA/YZOmn2RXHsI/AAAAAAAAsc4/aeb7zHLkcw03AYNQ23S3ukntm1Y_wNR6gCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BGingerbread%2BPrintables%2Band%2BActivities%2Bfor%2Ba%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BGingerbread%2BUnit.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Gingerbread-Themed Activitie</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">s</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AIyQ8MBL2dA/YZOnTrODitI/AAAAAAAAsdA/RdkBrrKS490-iMGINOiHT9xT3lJOIN3OgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BGingerbread-Themed%2BActivities_Instagram_ww.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="2048" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AIyQ8MBL2dA/YZOnTrODitI/AAAAAAAAsdA/RdkBrrKS490-iMGINOiHT9xT3lJOIN3OgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BGingerbread-Themed%2BActivities_Instagram_ww.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves&nbsp; with Gingerbread-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired gingerbread numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-gingerbread-printables-and-activities-for-a-montessori-inspired-gingerbread-unit/"><strong>Free Gingerbread Printables and Activities for a Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Unit post </strong></a>at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above! </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C2KuaVNEJrU/YZOoFinxoDI/AAAAAAAAsdI/X457Ox-v8sEyPLwK4K4vzi3yxWor40ufwCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BGingerbread%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C2KuaVNEJrU/YZOoFinxoDI/AAAAAAAAsdI/X457Ox-v8sEyPLwK4K4vzi3yxWor40ufwCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BGingerbread%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Gingerbread Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "gingerbread children's books"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "94c04236391800b6dd0fb9845103e6d2"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "gingerbread"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Toys"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "94c04236391800b6dd0fb9845103e6d2"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "165793011"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script></span><ul> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find lots of free gingerbread printables and activities in my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-free-gingerbread-printables-and-montessori-inspired-gingerbread-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Gingerbread Printables and Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Activities</a>.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have gingerbread-themed activities in my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2012/12/15/montessori-inspired-christmas-language-activities-and-free-christmas-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Christmas Language Activities and Free Christmas Printables</a>.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;">A Montessori-inspired gingerbread activity that's simple to prepare but doesn't use a printable: <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/12/09/montessori-monday-christmas-gingerbread-man-fine-motor-activity-or-craft/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Christmas Gingerbread Man Fine-Motor Activity or Craft</a>.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find lots and lots of Christmas activities of all kinds in my post with <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/hundreds-of-december-holiday-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">hundreds of December holiday activities for kids</a>.</span></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout November and December, see my&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/november-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">November Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/12/01/december-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">December Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-gingerbread-printables-and-activities-for-a-montessori-inspired-gingerbread-unit/">Free Gingerbread Printables and Activities for a Montessori-Inspired Gingerbread Unit post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you have a wonderful upcoming holiday season!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span>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 </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Living Montessori Now.</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><br /></a></span><br /></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-23566757834815847792021-10-15T23:30:00.001-04:002021-10-16T04:47:47.329-04:00Montessori-Inspired Senses Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have a new senses theme with lots of free 5 senses printables and activities for you! There's also a senses-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-senses-printables-and-montessori-inspired-senses-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SnROSXRpwfs/YWqQfH9qzeI/AAAAAAAAsH8/Q7QC8uiste4yfaPgAKyny9xeQuBI8dxAQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BSenses%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSenses%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SnROSXRpwfs/YWqQfH9qzeI/AAAAAAAAsH8/Q7QC8uiste4yfaPgAKyny9xeQuBI8dxAQCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BSenses%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSenses%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Senses-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OAdCPzsWwPc/YWqQIepRC2I/AAAAAAAAsH0/8pxfrkeFWl4VpjYPzFGQR2X5eVH-DajCQCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSenses-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OAdCPzsWwPc/YWqQIepRC2I/AAAAAAAAsH0/8pxfrkeFWl4VpjYPzFGQR2X5eVH-DajCQCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSenses-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Senses-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired senses numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-senses-printables-and-montessori-inspired-senses-activities/" style="font-family: verdana;"><strong>Free Senses Printables and Montessori-Inspired Senses Activities post </strong></a><span style="font-family: verdana;">at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Senses Pack</span></strong></h2><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6S3C45MzELg/YWqQw7GD_1I/AAAAAAAAsIE/S61zqj5hGmswEdoVajZ_0BkQQxpbXwjBACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BSenses%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6S3C45MzELg/YWqQw7GD_1I/AAAAAAAAsIE/S61zqj5hGmswEdoVajZ_0BkQQxpbXwjBACLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BSenses%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Senses Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Sensory Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "senses books for kids"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Books"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "cf1f2e3f323897280e2231b74a87d99d"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "283155"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script></span><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-sensorial-activities/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Sensorial Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/diy-montessori-sensorial-materials-hundreds-resources/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">DIY Montessori Sensorial Materials {Hundreds of Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-sensorial-materials-i-recommend-buying/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Sensorial Materials I Recommend Buying</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-sensorial-size-extensions/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Sensorial Size Extensions</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/how-to-present-the-first-montessori-sensorial-materials/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Present the First Montessori Sensorial Materials</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/?s=sensory+bins" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Sensory Bin Posts</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout October and November, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/october-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">October Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/november-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">November Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><br /></div><div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-senses-printables-and-montessori-inspired-senses-activities/">Free Senses Printables and Montessori-Inspired Senses Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Wishing&nbsp; you some fun sensory experiences!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span><span style="font-size: x-small;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a>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 </span></span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Living Montessori Now.</span></a></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-52940648288079878682021-09-15T23:30:00.003-04:002021-09-16T07:09:10.972-04:00Montessori-Inspired Bat Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I love bats as a Halloween theme, although bats are interesting to study at any time of year. For preschoolers, I like my themes to be non-scary, so I've included lots of cute bat photos and printables. The vampire bat photo is slightly scary, but the least scary one I could find!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have lots of free bat printables and activities, including a bat-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-bat-printables-and-montessori-inspired-bat-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UbVb2s0A9Vk/YUMjFoKP-NI/AAAAAAAAsE0/_eN07WCcjtgZ99LqZxEzGDIR5gXXEtXrACLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BBat%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BBat%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UbVb2s0A9Vk/YUMjFoKP-NI/AAAAAAAAsE0/_eN07WCcjtgZ99LqZxEzGDIR5gXXEtXrACLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BBat%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BBat%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my <a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a>. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a>. At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Bat-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-47FM8DIsCbU/YUMjVXhGM1I/AAAAAAAAsE4/uGmbA8VWR_MdmxhlgRS5u6cIB0lTMEDIQCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BBat-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-47FM8DIsCbU/YUMjVXhGM1I/AAAAAAAAsE4/uGmbA8VWR_MdmxhlgRS5u6cIB0lTMEDIQCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BBat-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Bat-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table><br /></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired bat numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-bat-printables-and-montessori-inspired-bat-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>Free Bat Printables and Montessori-Inspired Bat Activities post </strong></a>at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above! </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Bat Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WY_lgYfnH-U/YUMjtqo4HOI/AAAAAAAAsFE/75X43mLK3s0qRfZ_-i-mKJx2gHeTeVZmQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BBat%2BPack.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WY_lgYfnH-U/YUMjtqo4HOI/AAAAAAAAsFE/75X43mLK3s0qRfZ_-i-mKJx2gHeTeVZmQCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BBat%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br 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Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project with Non-Food Treats</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/non-scary-montessori-halloween-printables-for-preschool-through-early-elementary/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Non-Scary Montessori Halloween Printables for Preschool Through Elementary</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-halloween-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Kids’ Halloween Activities Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout September and October, see my&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/september-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">September Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/october-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">October Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-bat-printables-and-montessori-inspired-bat-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Bat Printables and Montessori-Inspired Bat Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you're able to have a wonderful fall (or spring in the Southern Hemisphere)!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-87167516972297066952021-08-15T23:30:00.001-04:002021-08-16T04:41:00.742-04:00Montessori-Inspired Me on the Map Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Me on the map activities are a wonderful way to help young children begin to discover where they are in the world. They're great at any time of year, although they're often used at the beginning of the school year as part of an "all about me" theme.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Whenever you choose to do a me on the map unit (or a few me on the map activities), you'll&nbsp; find lots of free printables and activities, including a me on the map themed pack for newsletter subscribers at&nbsp;</span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-me-on-the-map-printables-and-montessori-inspired-me-on-the-map-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">!&nbsp;</span></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ETyGdPXMj40/YRojL3NH9wI/AAAAAAAAr6U/65wDjpHDN1Md4oHJzAH5GrgqGwsU_07QwCPcBGAYYCw/s1028/Free%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ETyGdPXMj40/YRojL3NH9wI/AAAAAAAAr6U/65wDjpHDN1Md4oHJzAH5GrgqGwsU_07QwCPcBGAYYCw/w426-h640/Free%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have a post with resource links of </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.</span><em style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</em><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br />Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Me on the Map Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pi3QZjguNmM/YRoj7NaCSUI/AAAAAAAAr6c/Vb1m8Zn2zSIIiWNNRjDju12nDfZ2SilxACLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Pi3QZjguNmM/YRoj7NaCSUI/AAAAAAAAr6c/Vb1m8Zn2zSIIiWNNRjDju12nDfZ2SilxACLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves&nbsp; with Me on the Map Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired me on the map numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-me-on-the-map-printables-and-montessori-inspired-me-on-the-map-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Me on the Map Printables and Montessori-Inspired Me on&nbsp; the&nbsp; Map Activities post</a>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Me on the Map Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1U8eFbMsTPc/YRokL2ys_6I/AAAAAAAAr6k/yoayJ70ad_AhNSytzwBagIKWDqBzxTFrACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1U8eFbMsTPc/YRokL2ys_6I/AAAAAAAAr6k/yoayJ70ad_AhNSytzwBagIKWDqBzxTFrACLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BMe%2Bon%2Bthe%2BMap%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Me on the Map Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Me on the Map Related Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "me on the map"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Books"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "74cedb79e036c4bb54215dec8e6afc0c"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "283155"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = 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Boxes, Map Towers, and "Me on the Map" Activitie</a><a href="http://DIY Cosmic Nesting Boxes, Map Towers, and &quot;Me on the Map&quot; Activities" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">s</a></span></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-compass-rose-activities-and-outdoor-compass-walks/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Compass Rose Activities and Outdoor Compass Walks</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-diy-montessori-globes/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">DIY Montessori Globes</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-land-water-air-activities-montessori-mom/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Land, Water, Air Activities from Montessori By Mom</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-land-air-and-water/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Land, Air, and Water Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/04/18/activity-of-week-continent-map-work/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Continent Map Work</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-montessori-continent-boxes/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Continent Boxes</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/creative-ideas-montessori-continent-boxes-around-world/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Creative Ideas for Montessori Continent Boxes from Around the World</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-continent-activities-for-north-america/" rel="noopener 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Figures - South America</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-activities-for-europe-and-other-continents/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Activities for Europe (and Other Continents)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-continent-activities-with-animal-figures-and-landmarks-europe/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with Animal Figures and Landmarks - Europe)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-study-of-africa/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Study of Africa</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-continent-activities-using-replicas-africa/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities Using Replicas - Africa</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/simple-african-animal-continent-map-cut-paste-activity-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Simple African Animal and Continent Map Cut-and-Paste Activity {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-continent-activities-with-animal-figures-and-landmarks-asia/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with Animal Figures and Landmarks - Asia</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-continent-activities-with-animal-figures-australia/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with Animal Figures - Australia</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-little-passports-activities-australia/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities - Australia</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-little-passports-global-adventure/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Global Adventure</a> (This post contains Montessori-inspired activities for many individual countries using Little Passports packages and resources found online.)</span></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/earth-exploration-activities-montessori-mom-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Earth Exploration Activities from Montessori By Mom (includes a variety of geography activities)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-map-activities-using-pin-it-maps/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Map Activities Using Pin It! Maps</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout August and September, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/august-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">August Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/september-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">September Themed Activities for Kids</a>. </span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-me-on-the-map-printables-and-montessori-inspired-me-on-the-map-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Me on the Map Printables and Montessori-Inspired Me on&nbsp; the&nbsp; Map Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Wishing you a great school year! :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_2k6TZi9HyI/YRoiRKvrggI/AAAAAAAAr6M/rdWG0QcqJ9ocWK2aM0xSUOWRMcdjinT1wCLcBGAsYHQ/s100/Deb%2BChitwood.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="100" data-original-width="100" height="100" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_2k6TZi9HyI/YRoiRKvrggI/AAAAAAAAr6M/rdWG0QcqJ9ocWK2aM0xSUOWRMcdjinT1wCLcBGAsYHQ/s0/Deb%2BChitwood.jpg" width="100" /></a></div>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 </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Living Montessori Now.</a></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-9178479971223928892021-07-15T23:30:00.001-04:002021-07-16T06:50:30.135-04:00Montessori-Inspired Summer Sports Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Whether you're teaching in the classroom, homeschooling, leading summer camp, or spending time with your own kids, this is a great time to add some Olympic themed activities.&nbsp; Today, you'll&nbsp; find lots of free summer sports printables and activities, including a summer sports themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-sports-printables-and-montessori-inspired-summer-sports-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i4J6k9jezwU/YPFh-yjCxGI/AAAAAAAArzY/WYNMa8Gmjic5MQLpk3w-EWtPmh7PVK7wgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BSummer%2BSports%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BSports%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i4J6k9jezwU/YPFh-yjCxGI/AAAAAAAArzY/WYNMa8Gmjic5MQLpk3w-EWtPmh7PVK7wgCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BSummer%2BSports%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BSports%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my <a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a>. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a>.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em></em> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Summer Sports Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4D-LTI9u_vA/YPFirF73kdI/AAAAAAAArzg/mfCrWXniCKMBbaaSLZjlTmrETxBrW7JjQCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSummer%2BSports%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4D-LTI9u_vA/YPFirF73kdI/AAAAAAAArzg/mfCrWXniCKMBbaaSLZjlTmrETxBrW7JjQCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSummer%2BSports%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Summer Sports Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired summer sports numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-sports-printables-and-montessori-inspired-summer-sports-activities/" style="font-family: verdana;"><strong>Free Summer Sports Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Sports Activities post</strong></a><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Summer Sports Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_-isx3Oe4XQ/YPFjEff3wDI/AAAAAAAArzo/Wm6pk3FNBB4V6C7jVQwIzEq0eoaNf12UACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BSports%2B%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_-isx3Oe4XQ/YPFjEff3wDI/AAAAAAAArzo/Wm6pk3FNBB4V6C7jVQwIzEq0eoaNf12UACLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BSports%2B%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Summer Sports Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Olympic Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = 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src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script></span><ul> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-character-education-resources-olympic-paralympic-values/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Character Education Resources about Olympic and Paralympic Values</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-olympic-opening-ceremony-activities-and-olympics-blog-hop/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Olympic Opening Ceremony Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-olympic-math-activities-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Olympic Math Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-olympic-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Olympic Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/02/03/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-activities-for-winter-or-summer-olympics/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Activities for Winter or Summer Olympics</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-respect-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Respect Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-excellence-songs-and-resources-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Excellence Songs and Resources {Character Education}</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-friendship-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Friendship Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/what-are-the-olympic-and-paralympic-values/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">What Are the Olympic and Paralympic Values?</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/ultimate-guide-to-olympic-values-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Ultimate Guide to Olympic Values</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-determination-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Determination Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-courage-songs-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Courage Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-ocean-unit-for-summer-learning-and-fun/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">F</a><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-equality-and-fairness-songs-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ree Equality and Fairness Songs {Character Education Resources}</a></span></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-sports-printables-montessori-inspired-winter-sports-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Sports Printables and Montessori-Inspired Winter Sports Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-sports-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Sports Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-winter-sports-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Winter Sports Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/olympic-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Olympic Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout July and August, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/july-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">July Themed Activities for Kids</a>. and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/august-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">August Themed Activities for Kids</a>. </span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-sports-printables-and-montessori-inspired-summer-sports-activities/">Free Summer Sports Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Sports Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you're having a wonderful summer! :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><div><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span>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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-57625294462339562772021-06-15T23:30:00.001-04:002021-06-16T05:36:53.295-04:00Montessori-Inspired Noisy Insect Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Even though we don't have cicadas where I live, I couldn't resist focusing on cicadas this summer. To make our theme relevant every year, I'm focusing on a variety of noisy insects. So today, you'll&nbsp; find lots of free noisy insect printables and activities, including a noisy insect themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-noisy-insect-printables-and-montessori-inspired-noisy-insect-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r10JF44chXs/YMnEmaxCgXI/AAAAAAAArtw/ZxbQ4pVI8qsmJv-SPExdUFLTYWbVOI7rQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r10JF44chXs/YMnEmaxCgXI/AAAAAAAArtw/ZxbQ4pVI8qsmJv-SPExdUFLTYWbVOI7rQCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.</span><em style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</em></div><div><em style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></em></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> </span><em style="font-family: verdana;">Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Noisy Insect Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WXrnqw5zN2w/YMnE5G_-AvI/AAAAAAAArt4/j7maolOhTRgdyN4r2dgVeCTQB5lWEGKxwCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WXrnqw5zN2w/YMnE5G_-AvI/AAAAAAAArt4/j7maolOhTRgdyN4r2dgVeCTQB5lWEGKxwCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Noisy Insect Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired noisy insect numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Go to my </span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-noisy-insect-printables-and-montessori-inspired-noisy-insect-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Noisy Insect Printables and Montessori-Inspired Noisy Insect Activities post</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above (and more)!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Noisy Insect Pack</span></strong></h2><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WEsnXfsPw_Y/YMnFVusClqI/AAAAAAAAruA/RBGIso2Hul8SoeDCap4GG3Dt3X880GCEwCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WEsnXfsPw_Y/YMnFVusClqI/AAAAAAAAruA/RBGIso2Hul8SoeDCap4GG3Dt3X880GCEwCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BNoisy%2BInsect%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Noisy Insect Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Noisy Insect Resources</span></strong></h2><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-bee-printables-montessori-inspired-bee-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Bee Printables and Montessori-Inspired Bee Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/best-bee-books-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Bee Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-honeybee-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Honeybee Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-honeybee-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Honeybee Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li></ul><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">All My Insect Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "insect books for kids"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "dede834df18fadcf5b3003340549bfb9"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><script 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Presentations, Including Bug Activities from KHT Montessori</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-bee-printables-montessori-inspired-bee-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Bee Printables and Montessori-Inspired Bee Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/best-bee-books-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Bee Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-honeybee-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Honeybee Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-honeybee-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Honeybee Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-ladybug-unit-with-free-printables-and-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Ladybug Unit with Free Printables and Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-ladybug-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Ladybug Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-ladybug-do-a-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Ladybug Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-ladybug-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Ladybug Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/ladybug-life-cycle-the-joy-of-growing-ladybugs/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Ladybug Life Cycle – The Joy of Growing Ladybug</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/insect-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Insect Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout June and July, see my&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/june-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">June Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/july-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">July Themed Activities for Kids</a>. </span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-noisy-insect-printables-and-montessori-inspired-noisy-insect-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Noisy Insect Printables and Montessori-Inspired Noisy Insect Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you're having a wonderful summer! :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-26230283568434591212021-06-11T11:27:00.000-04:002021-06-11T11:27:16.228-04:00 3 Outdoor Creative Movement Activities to Support Children's Mental Health (Guest Blog Post for Free Spirit Publishing) Hello, and happy almost summer! This post was written for Mental Health Month and to encourage outdoor play! <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zsGfmyDdeYc/YMN_-7hKQRI/AAAAAAAAEgs/TW6XgtAdyMwaKpKV-edranSRaFrk2_QcgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1800/Screen%2BShot%2B2021-06-11%2Bat%2B9.23.00%2BAM.png" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="320" data-original-height="864" data-original-width="1800" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zsGfmyDdeYc/YMN_-7hKQRI/AAAAAAAAEgs/TW6XgtAdyMwaKpKV-edranSRaFrk2_QcgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Screen%2BShot%2B2021-06-11%2Bat%2B9.23.00%2BAM.png"/></a></div><a href="https://www.movingislearning.com/blog/posts/38845" target="_blank">Read post here</b></a>Connie Bergstein Dowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01032317818974425294noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-60530334705021816762021-05-15T23:30:00.001-04:002021-05-16T02:53:27.883-04:00Montessori-Inspired Seashell Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I love ocean themes in the summer. While I've had an ocean theme before, I haven't focused specifically on seashells. So that's what this month's unit is with free seashell printables and activities, including a seashell-themed pack for newsletter subscribers at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-seashell-printables-and-montessori-inspired-seashell-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NTYq8xa_brk/YKC_idJ8lGI/AAAAAAAArkA/m8BnlsePdg4iNR33USfOFh69Kf7Th6QoACLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BSeashell%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSeashell%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NTYq8xa_brk/YKC_idJ8lGI/AAAAAAAArkA/m8BnlsePdg4iNR33USfOFh69Kf7Th6QoACLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BSeashell%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSeashell%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a>.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Seashell-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--0FLvPT4QLg/YKDAPo9hk2I/AAAAAAAArkQ/dsICMuI894Q3XwwUVfawWf1_YqaFFtwQgCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSeashell-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--0FLvPT4QLg/YKDAPo9hk2I/AAAAAAAArkQ/dsICMuI894Q3XwwUVfawWf1_YqaFFtwQgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSeashell-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Seashell-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Go to my </span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-seashell-printables-and-montessori-inspired-seashell-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Seashell Printables and Montessori-Inspired Seashell Activities post</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Seashell Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UQuC_U_8T8E/YKC_ynmtcNI/AAAAAAAArkI/RK_g2iFXcIoB4ZdklXbMSARUKyE9jws4ACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BSeashell%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UQuC_U_8T8E/YKC_ynmtcNI/AAAAAAAArkI/RK_g2iFXcIoB4ZdklXbMSARUKyE9jws4ACLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BSeashell%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Seashell Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Ocean Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: 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href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-ocean-unit-for-summer-learning-and-fun/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Ocean Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-beach-language-activities-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Beach Language Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-resources-for-world-oceans-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Resources for World Oceans Day</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-ocean-math-activites-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Ocean Math Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-turtle-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Turtle Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/shells-and-starfish-activities-free-printable-from-montessori-by-mom/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Shells and Starfish Activities + Free Printable from Montessori By Mom</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-shark-printables-and-montessori-inspired-shark-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Shark Printables and Montessori-Inspired Shark Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-shark-water-bead-number-or-letter-sensory-bin/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Shark Water-Bead Number or Letter Sensory Bin</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/farm-zoo-ocean-animal-sensory-bottles-for-babies-and-toddlers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Farm, Zoo, &amp; Ocean Animal Sensory Bottles for Babies and Toddlers"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Farm, Zoo, &amp; Ocean Animal Sensory Bottles for Babies and Toddlers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-toddler-geography-activities-baby-beluga/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Toddler Geography Activities with Baby Beluga</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/coral-reef-kit-and-sensory-bin/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Coral Reef Kit and Sensory Bin</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/letters-words-sand-montessori-inspired-beach-phonics-fun/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Letters and Words in the Sand {Montessori-Inspired Beach Phonics Fun}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wonderful-whale-water-bead-sensory-bin-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Wonderful Whale and Water-Bead Sensory Bin {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/seashell-sea-life-nature-tray-teach-vocabulary-using-3-period-lesson-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Seashell and Sea Life Nature Tray: How to Teach Vocabulary Using the 3-Period Lesson</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-turtle-printables-montessori-inspired-turtle-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Turtle Printables and Montessori-Inspired Turtle Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-turtle-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Turtle Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-turtle-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Turtle Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/seashell-color-matching-easy-prepare-variation-montessori-color-box-3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Seashell Color Matching {Easy-to-Prepare Variation of Montessori Color Box 3}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/diy-coral-reef-water-table-practical-life-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">DIY Coral Reef Water Table with Practical Life Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/ultimate-montessori-inspired-shark-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Ultimate Montessori-Inspired Shark Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/seashell-color-matching-easy-prepare-variation-montessori-color-box-3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Seashell Color Matching {Easy-to-Prepare Variation of Montessori Color Box 3}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-ocean-printables-and-montessori-inspired-ocean-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Ocean Printables and Montessori-Inspired Ocean Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-ocean-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Ocean Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-relaxing-ocean-images-sounds-and-music-for-kids-and-adults-mindfulness-resources/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Relaxing Ocean Images, Sounds, and Music for Kids and Adults {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-ocean-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Ocean Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-ocean-meditations-mindfulness-resources-for-teens-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Ocean Meditations {Mindfulness Resources for Teens and Adults}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-octopus-do-a-dot-phonics-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Octopus Do-a-Dot Phonics Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-ocean-animal-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Ocean Animal Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/non-scary-and-montessori-friendly-resources-for-a-shark-tooth-dig/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Non-Scary and Montessori-Friendly Resources for a Shark Tooth Dig</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-ocean-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Ocean Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/how-to-make-a-simple-ocean-animal-water-table-or-sensory-bin-featuring-sharks/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Make a Simple Ocean Animal Water Table or Sensory Bin Featuring Sharks</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/ocean-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Ocean Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout May and June, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/may-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">May Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/june-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">June Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-seashell-printables-and-montessori-inspired-seashell-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Seashell Printables and Montessori-Inspired Seashell Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="90" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="96" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-59394414079895347862021-04-15T23:30:00.005-04:002021-04-16T03:50:34.513-04:00Montessori-Inspired Endangered Animal Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I love to place an extra focus on activities to help the planet for Earth Day. Of course, Earth Day should be every day. This year, I have a theme that's of special importance to many children .... saving the animals. I have lots of free endangered animal activities and printables for you! You'll also find an endangered animal themed newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-endangered-animal-printables-and-montessori-inspired-endangered-animal-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F5Jdyb_Z1us/YHk-jwcSaWI/AAAAAAAArfc/y3mWPoE09FoLBIAGznB1OOJ7Enx2OU_mgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F5Jdyb_Z1us/YHk-jwcSaWI/AAAAAAAArfc/y3mWPoE09FoLBIAGznB1OOJ7Enx2OU_mgCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Endangered Animal Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ADKKou0SkYk/YHk-Iq0tPZI/AAAAAAAArfU/QgK64AuDpYgISyz6-prs6e8NdVh05ootwCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ADKKou0SkYk/YHk-Iq0tPZI/AAAAAAAArfU/QgK64AuDpYgISyz6-prs6e8NdVh05ootwCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Endangered Animal Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired endangered animal numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-endangered-animal-printables-and-montessori-inspired-endangered-animal-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank"><strong>Free Endangered Animal Printables and Montessori-Inspired Endangered Animal Activities post</strong></a><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Endangered Animal Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nO9-FiawA8M/YHk_nLTMJ4I/AAAAAAAArfk/BJffNpQthZA9l1ZqNadXNkToEB5XEpkNgCLcBGAsYHQ/s643/Montessori-Inspired%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="643" data-original-width="497" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nO9-FiawA8M/YHk_nLTMJ4I/AAAAAAAArfk/BJffNpQthZA9l1ZqNadXNkToEB5XEpkNgCLcBGAsYHQ/w494-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BEndangered%2BAnimal%2BPack.jpg" width="494" /></a></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Endangered Animal Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Earth Day (Earth Day Every Day) Resources</span></strong></h2><span 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href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-endangered-animal-songs-and-educational-videos-save-the-animals/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Endangered Animal Songs and Educational Videos {Save the Animals}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-reduce-reuse-recycle-printables-and-activities-for-a-montessori-inspired-earth-day-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Printables and Activities for a Montessori-Inspired Earth Day Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-recycling-printables-montessori-inspired-recycling-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Recycling Printables and Montessori-Inspired Recycling Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-reduce-reuse-recycle-do-a-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-phonics-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Phonics Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/first-blogiversary-free-montessori-printable/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free 3-Part Recycle Cards</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-montessori-inspired-earth-day-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Earth Day Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-activities-for-earth-day-every-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Activities for Earth Day Every Day</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-earth-day-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">More Montessori-Inspired Earth Day Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-lorax-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Lorax Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-free-earth-day-printables-and-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Earth Day Printables and Montessori-Inspired Earth Day Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-arbor-day-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Arbor Day Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-recycling-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Recycling Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/04/19/free-recycling-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Recycling Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/free-conservation-songs-home-school-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Conservation Songs for Home or School {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-earth-day-songs-rhymes-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Earth Day Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-tree-printables-and-montessori-inspired-tree-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Tree Printables and Montessori-Inspired Tree Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/thank-you-for-planet-earth-or-thank-you-planet-earth-mindfulness-cards-and-booklet/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Thank You for Planet Earth (or Thank You, Planet Earth) Mindfulness Cards and Booklet</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-earth-day-every-day-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Kids’ Earth Day Every Day Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout April and May, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/april-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">April Themed Activities for Kids</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/may-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">May Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-endangered-animal-printables-and-montessori-inspired-endangered-animal-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Endangered Animal Printables and Montessori-Inspired Endangered Animal Activities post</a>&nbsp; at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Happy Earth Day! :)</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="127" /></a></div></div><div><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">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. 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 </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Living Montessori Now.</a></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-49985611013859721382021-03-24T13:39:00.000-04:002021-03-24T13:39:32.581-04:009 Tips for Creating Inclusive Movement Activities -- Free Spirit Publishing Guest Blog Post<p><b>&nbsp;<span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;">Hello, and Happy Spring!</span></b></p><p><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p></p><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;">In this post, you will learn the many ways to include all children in classroom movement games, lessons, and&nbsp;<span style="caret-color: rgb(56, 118, 29);">interactive</span>&nbsp;story times!&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wBcuje-00TI/YFt3I9ds99I/AAAAAAAAEas/OB_dUmlMNAUK41QHDdc1oS6fS3wI9aHoQCLcBGAsYHQ/s854/Screen%2BShot%2B2021-03-24%2Bat%2B10.56.39%2BAM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="854" data-original-width="718" height="392" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wBcuje-00TI/YFt3I9ds99I/AAAAAAAAEas/OB_dUmlMNAUK41QHDdc1oS6fS3wI9aHoQCLcBGAsYHQ/w315-h392/Screen%2BShot%2B2021-03-24%2Bat%2B10.56.39%2BAM.png" width="315" /></a></div><a href="https://www.movingislearning.com/blog/posts/38495" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: large;">Read Post Here</span></a><p></p><p><br /></p><p>&nbsp;<span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;">Keep on Dancin',</span></p><p><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><br /><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;">Connie</span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eEfpXLg449E/VgBxF3-I9CI/AAAAAAAABMY/a7-uTP-MaNcd9hzXeBYakt-KxScrOQWgACPcBGAYYCw/s169/Connie-Logo-Small.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="169" data-original-width="151" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eEfpXLg449E/VgBxF3-I9CI/AAAAAAAABMY/a7-uTP-MaNcd9hzXeBYakt-KxScrOQWgACPcBGAYYCw/s0/Connie-Logo-Small.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #45818e; font-family: arial;"><b><i>MOVING IS LEARNING!</i></b></span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p><br /></p>Connie Bergstein Dowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01032317818974425294noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-207614475818953732021-03-15T23:30:00.006-04:002021-03-16T04:06:46.088-04:00Montessori-Inspired Weather Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I love weather activities ... especially in the spring when the weather can vary so much. I have lots of free weather activities and printables for you today! These work well for spring or any time of year. You'll also find a weather-themed newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-weather-printables-and-montessori-inspired-weather-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ev0KjoPkboo/YFBlfjSgyCI/AAAAAAAArQo/t0At6d0GqmMHpsVMHoMz5MIHT2CFe6KkwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BWeather%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BWeather%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ev0KjoPkboo/YFBlfjSgyCI/AAAAAAAArQo/t0At6d0GqmMHpsVMHoMz5MIHT2CFe6KkwCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BWeather%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BWeather%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div>You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.</span><em style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</em></div><div><em style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></em></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> </span><em style="font-family: verdana;">Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Weather-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3-VsgMBTa8c/YFBjb13OBKI/AAAAAAAArQY/mk1R9nf5soE4bxP4V4y2dW6-kTqvKbZBQCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BWeather-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3-VsgMBTa8c/YFBjb13OBKI/AAAAAAAArQY/mk1R9nf5soE4bxP4V4y2dW6-kTqvKbZBQCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BWeather-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves&nbsp; with Weather-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired weather numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-weather-printables-and-montessori-inspired-weather-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Weather Printables and Montessori-Inspired Weather Activities post</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Weather Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YsqxfnG_Tk8/YFBk8IyhJXI/AAAAAAAArQg/D1KzvztFOg8iqEcN8DcF2p4I6tAAwfjKACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BWeather%2BPack.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YsqxfnG_Tk8/YFBk8IyhJXI/AAAAAAAArQg/D1KzvztFOg8iqEcN8DcF2p4I6tAAwfjKACLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BWeather%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Weather Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Weather Resources</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "weather books for kids"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Books"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "50f996add6070d682bb7d816d00efc36"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "283155"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script></span><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-cloud-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Cloud Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-weather-unit-and-weather-blog-hop/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Weather Unit</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-april-showers-activities-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired April Showers Activities with Free Printables</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-water-cycle-printables-and-montessori-inspired-water-cycle-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Water Cycle Printables and Montessori-Inspired Water Cycle Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-weather-activities-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Weather Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-winter-activities-printables-for-preschool-through-elementary-from-every-star-is-different/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori Winter Activities Printables for Preschool Through Elementary from Every Star Is Different</a>&nbsp;(Includes some Spring Weather Activities, Too)</span></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-umbrella-do-a-dot-phonics-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Umbrella Do-a-Dot Phonics Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-sun-do-a-dot-phonics-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Sun Do-a-Dot Phonics Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/weather-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Weather Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout March and April, see my&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/march-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">March Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/april-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">April Themed Activities for Kids.</a></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-weather-printables-and-montessori-inspired-weather-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Weather Printables and Montessori-Inspired Weather Activities post</a>&nbsp; at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="127" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-82810206221171225682021-02-15T23:30:00.006-05:002021-02-16T01:20:11.592-05:00Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday to celebrate with kids. I have lots of free St. Patrick's Day activities and printables for you today! You'll also find a St. Patrick's Day themed newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-st-patricks-day-printables-and-montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7crCIa28y4c/YCthtFOzC_I/AAAAAAAArLA/0XvYIrj7KKor3yfgtXLDgKjWikGyn8zNwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7crCIa28y4c/YCthtFOzC_I/AAAAAAAArLA/0XvYIrj7KKor3yfgtXLDgKjWikGyn8zNwCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. At Living Montessori Now,&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with St. Patrick's Day Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8z8hbiOBWvo/YCtiWEjCZpI/AAAAAAAArLQ/OmMLSI9LrqkRtQNquNlAy1b69u0Np_awwCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8z8hbiOBWvo/YCtiWEjCZpI/AAAAAAAArLQ/OmMLSI9LrqkRtQNquNlAy1b69u0Np_awwCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves&nbsp; with St. Patrick's Day Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired St. Patrick's Day numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-st-patricks-day-printables-and-montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><strong>Free St. Patrick's Day Printables and Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Activities post</strong></a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above! </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AQhyY8ZRlaM/YCtiFlLhUOI/AAAAAAAArLI/PkjBQYlYrqIO5mGyi4ScUGRjwnkbswszQCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AQhyY8ZRlaM/YCtiFlLhUOI/AAAAAAAArLI/PkjBQYlYrqIO5mGyi4ScUGRjwnkbswszQCLcBGAsYHQ/w496-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BSt.%2BPatrick%2527s%2BDay%2BPack.jpg" width="496" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More St. Patrick's Day Resources</span></strong></h2><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/homeschool-st-patricks-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Homeschool St. Patrick’s Day</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day-math-activities-at-prek-and-k-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities at PreK + K Sharing</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-40-plus-st-patricks-day-sensory-tubs/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">40+ St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Tubs</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-st-patricks-day-playdough-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">St. Patrick’s Day Playdough Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-rainbow-activities-and-rainbow-blog-hop/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Rainbow Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-color-mixing-activities-rainbows-of-color/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Color Mixing Activities – Rainbows of Color</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-rainbow-activities-with-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Rainbow Printables and Montessori-Inspired Rainbow Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-rainbow-activities-with-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Rainbow Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-eat-rainbow-printables-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Eat-a-Rainbow Printables and Montessori-Inspired Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-st-patricks-day-printables-montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day-phonics-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables and Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Phonics Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-st-patricks-day-songs-and-rhymes-for-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free St. Patrick’s Day Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/02/08/super-simple-cutting-activity-strings-beads-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">St. Patrick’s Day Cutting Tray with Strings of Beads</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-st-patrick-s-day-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day Activities Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout February and March, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/february-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">February Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/march-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">March-Themed Activities for Kids</a>. </span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-st-patricks-day-printables-and-montessori-inspired-st-patricks-day-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free St. Patrick's Day Printables and Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick's Day Activities post</a>&nbsp; at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful :)</span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Signature" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Signature" width="127" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div><br /></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-91653407221788696382021-01-15T23:30:00.011-05:002021-01-16T08:01:55.586-05:00Montessori-Inspired Black History Activities Using Free Printables<p><span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span></p><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">February is Black History Month. Whether you observe Black History Month or like to feature Black history books and activities throughout the year, you'll find lots of helpful resources in our current Black history unit. You'll also find a Black history themed newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-black-history-printables-and-montessori-inspired-black-history-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NtVocA1t-pY/YALjh3q93zI/AAAAAAAAq6w/p886y6qGk0YWmbX5GMza-n4-MYSXj6WHgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NtVocA1t-pY/YALjh3q93zI/AAAAAAAAq6w/p886y6qGk0YWmbX5GMza-n4-MYSXj6WHgCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br />Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Black History Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-POP3HZ-tKII/YAKZEBzqxRI/AAAAAAAAq6c/0HxLhPa2PIw1TaexPC0N3-vc3GSrzGrHQCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-POP3HZ-tKII/YAKZEBzqxRI/AAAAAAAAq6c/0HxLhPa2PIw1TaexPC0N3-vc3GSrzGrHQCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Black History Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired Black history numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-black-history-printables-and-montessori-inspired-black-history-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Black History Printables and Montessori-Inspired Black History Activities post</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Black History Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lvSvMGOKGRM/YAKYyactp9I/AAAAAAAAq6U/Ov68MIxyCjEaDPIKEuiButZkBmzaxym_wCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BPack%2B.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lvSvMGOKGRM/YAKYyactp9I/AAAAAAAAq6U/Ov68MIxyCjEaDPIKEuiButZkBmzaxym_wCLcBGAsYHQ/w496-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BBlack%2BHistory%2BPack%2B.jpg" width="496" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Black History Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Black History Pack</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Black History Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Multicultural Resources and Activities That Include Topics Relevant to Black History</span></strong></h2><ul> <script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Black History Books for Kids"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Books"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "bdac6d7e0ce449a324ed04d47c68f9ea"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "283155"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script> <li><a href="http://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-respect-for-diversity/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Respect for Diversity</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspiration-for-martin-luther-king-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Inspiration for Martin Luther King Day</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/12/16/free-kwanzaa-songs-and-rhymes-for-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Kwanzaa Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/01/09/free-martin-luther-king-day-songs-and-rhymes-for-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Martin Luther King Day Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://bitsofpositivity.com/equality-peace-resources-parents-teachers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Equality and Peace Resources for Parents and Teachers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/snowy-day-eggshell-crushing-pin-poking-activity/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Snowy Day Eggshell Crushing and Pin-Poking Activity</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/promote-peace-with-montessori-holidays-around-the-world-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Promote Peace with Holidays Around the World Resources</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-peace-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Peace Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-multicultural-songs-celebrating-diversity-and-inclusion/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Multicultural Songs Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/multicultural-childrens-book-day-review-if-a-caterpillar-can-fly-why-cant-i/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review: If a Caterpillar Can Fly, Why Can’t I?</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/multicultural-childrens-book-day-review-midnight-teacher/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review: Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/does-your-preschooler-have-this-fabulous-multicultural-childrens-book/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Does Your Preschooler Have This Fabulous Multicultural Children’s Book?</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/best-martin-luther-king-jr-quotes/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Best Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/multicultural-childrens-book-day-review-b-is-for-breathe-the-abcs-of-coping-with-fussy-and-frustrating-feelings/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review: B Is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/anti-racism-resources-for-parents-and-teachers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Anti-Racism Resources for Parents and Teachers</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-juneteenth-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Juneteenth Songs and Educational Videos</a>,</span></li> <li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/multicultural-education/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Multicultural Education Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout January and February, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/january-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">January Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/february-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">February Themed Activities for Kids.</a></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-black-history-printables-and-montessori-inspired-black-history-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Black History Printables and Montessori-Inspired Black History Activities post</a>&nbsp; at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful :)&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></span><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">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 </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Living Montessori Now.</a></div><div><br /></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-58419525830327508472020-12-15T23:30:00.001-05:002020-12-16T03:36:14.290-05:00Montessori-Inspired Resilience Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Growth mindset is so important for everyone, and we could all use some extra resilience this year and going into next year. So I have free resilience activities and printables for you today! You'll also find a resilience-themed newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-resilience-printables-and-montessori-inspired-resilience-activities-growth-mindset-unit/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JZ0x8GmYAc4/X9nDBnqKUnI/AAAAAAAAqvY/DDidpKJqNDYSo1LcB93HSsSsjDhof8AegCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BResilience%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BResilience%2BActivities%2B%257BGrowth%2BMindset%2BUnit%257D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Resilience Activities Using Free Printables" border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JZ0x8GmYAc4/X9nDBnqKUnI/AAAAAAAAqvY/DDidpKJqNDYSo1LcB93HSsSsjDhof8AegCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BResilience%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BResilience%2BActivities%2B%257BGrowth%2BMindset%2BUnit%257D.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Resilience-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3LER5SOhVZg/X9nE2Xf0quI/AAAAAAAAqvk/o6VfLJfLFaEMGEUm3TQ_BsLn90yJPDe7gCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BResilience-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Montessori Shelves with Resilience-Themed Activities" border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3LER5SOhVZg/X9nE2Xf0quI/AAAAAAAAqvk/o6VfLJfLFaEMGEUm3TQ_BsLn90yJPDe7gCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BResilience-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" title="Montessori Shelves with Resilience-Themed Activities" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Resilience-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired resilience numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-resilience-printables-and-montessori-inspired-resilience-activities-growth-mindset-unit/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Resilience Printables and Montessori-Inspired Resilience Activities {Growth Mindset Unit} post</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Resilience Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Oz3rHDRQ-Uo/X9nFUYUUvAI/AAAAAAAAqvs/G_OE93EfPf4Wk6GtvYqgq124jxvcBXEdgCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BResilience%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Resilience Pack" border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Oz3rHDRQ-Uo/X9nFUYUUvAI/AAAAAAAAqvs/G_OE93EfPf4Wk6GtvYqgq124jxvcBXEdgCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Montessori-Inspired%2BResilience%2BPack.jpg" title="Montessori-Inspired Resilience Pack" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Resilience Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Growth Mindset Resources and Activities</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "growth mindset for kids"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "afb4eca14e79bc1a3330df25e551853b"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script></span><ul> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-growth-mindset-songs-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Growth Mindset Songs for Kids {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/best-growth-mindset-quotes-for-kids-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Best Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids and Adults</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/dont-give-up-growth-mindset-inspiration-from-famous-failures/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Don’t Give Up {Growth Mindset Inspiration from Famous Failures}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/the-ultimate-list-of-free-growth-mindset-printables-for-kids-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Ultimate List of Free Growth Mindset Printables for Kids and Adults</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-brain-and-growth-mindset-printables-and-montessori-inspired-brain-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Brain and Growth Mindset Printables and Montessori-Inspired Brain Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/the-best-growth-mindset-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Growth Mindset Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/what-is-growth-mindset-and-why-we-all-need-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">What Is Growth Mindset? (And Why We All Need It)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/beautiful-growth-mindset-resources-from-big-life-journal/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Beautiful Growth Mindset Resources from Big Life Journal</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/growth-mindset-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Growth Mindset Resources Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Peace and Mindfulness Resources and Activities (which are also helpful for resilience)</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20";<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "meditation"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Toys"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "6188d9ed39160e17343695ec7e0d3e70"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "165793011"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script></span><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-printables-and-montessori-inspired-peace-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Printables and Montessori-Inspired Peace Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-peace-education-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Peace Education Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-how-to-prepare-a-peace-corner/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Prepare a Peace Corner</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-friendship-flower-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Friendship Flower Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-friendship-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Friendship Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-friendship-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Friendship Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-taking-turns-and-sharing-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Taking Turns and Sharing Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/teach-toddlers-preschoolers-take-turns-work-together/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Teach Toddlers and Preschoolers to Take Turns and Work Together</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/best-childrens-books-taking-turns-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Children’s Books about Taking Turns and Sharing</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/prepare-montessori-peace-tray/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Prepare a Montessori Peace Tray</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-services-peace-activities-resources-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Services Peace Activities and Resources Review</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/best-peace-quotes/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Best Peace Quotes</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/equality-peace-resources-parents-teachers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Equality and Peace Resources for Parents and Teachers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-silence-game/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Silence Game {Montessori Activity to Develop Self Discipline}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-meditations-for-deep-sleep-and-relaxation/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Meditations for Deep Sleep and Relaxation {Mindfulness Resources for Teens and Adults}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-meditations-for-deep-sleep-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Meditations for Deep Sleep for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/best-nelson-mandela-quotes/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Best Nelson Mandela Quotes</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-christian-meditations-for-teens-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Christian Meditations for Teens and Adults</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-christian-meditations-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Christian Meditations for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-gratitude-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Gratitude Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-mindfulness-songs-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Mindfulness Songs for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/promote-peace-with-montessori-holidays-around-the-world-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Promote Peace with Holidays Around the World Resources</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/the-ultimate-list-of-free-meditation-printables-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Ultimate List of Free Meditation Printables for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/education-is-the-best-weapon-for-peace-montessori-word-art-freebie/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">"Education Is the Best Weapon for Peace" Montessori Word Art Freebie</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-peace-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Peace Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/the-best-mindfulness-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Mindfulness Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-do-a-dot-printables-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Do-a-Dot Printables (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-montessori-education-week-peace-lesson/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Education Week Free Peace Lesson</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-relaxing-ocean-images-sounds-and-music-for-kids-and-adults-mindfulness-resources/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Relaxing Ocean Images, Sounds, and Music for Kids and Adults {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-ocean-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Ocean Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-ocean-meditations-mindfulness-resources-for-teens-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Ocean Meditations {Mindfulness Resources for Teens and Adults}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/lets-sing-peace-around-the-world-at-school-and-at-home/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Let’s Sing Peace Around the World at School and at Home</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/how-to-make-a-100-hearts-sensory-bottle-100-hearts-calming-bottle/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Make a 100 Hearts Sensory Bottle (100 Hearts Calming Bottle)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/thank-you-for-planet-earth-or-thank-you-planet-earth-mindfulness-cards-and-booklet/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Thank You for Planet Earth (or Thank You, Planet Earth) Mindfulness Cards and Booklet</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-mindfulness-resources-from-calm/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Mindfulness Resources from Calm</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/anti-racism-resources-for-parents-and-teachers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Anti-Racism Resources for Parents and Teachers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-juneteenth-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Juneteenth Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/animal-inspired-mindfulness-affirmation-cards-and-booklet-in-manuscript-and-cursive/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Animal-Inspired Mindfulness Affirmation Cards and Booklet in Manuscript and Cursive</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-peace-and-mindfulness-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Kids’ Peace and Mindfulness Activities Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout December and January, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/12/01/december-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">December Themed Activities for Kids</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/january-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">January Themed Activities for Kids</a>.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-resilience-printables-and-montessori-inspired-resilience-activities-growth-mindset-unit/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Resilience Printables and Montessori-Inspired Resilience Activities {Growth Mindset Unit} post</a>&nbsp; at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful and are able to have a resilient new year! :)&nbsp;</span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Living Montessori Now Button" class="wp-image-25282 aligncenter" height="125" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Living-Montessori-Now-Button.png" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Living Montessori Now Button" width="125" /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"></td></tr></tbody></table><br /></div><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span></a></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-63346225067436309962020-11-15T23:30:00.001-05:002020-11-16T03:41:45.815-05:00Montessori-Inspired Calming Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a>&nbsp;</span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Calming activities are so important for both kids and adults ... especially this year. I have a new unit with a variety of free calming printables and activities for kids (and some for kids and adults to enjoy together).&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll also find a calm-themed newsletter subscriber freebie at&nbsp;</span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-calming-printables-and-montessori-inspired-calming-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ot98s0QX94Q/X7I5ndUydfI/AAAAAAAAqjw/7i443SlX7r0JgKlRQUw8aQDplr9Y3GNsACLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BCalming%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BCalming%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ot98s0QX94Q/X7I5ndUydfI/AAAAAAAAqjw/7i443SlX7r0JgKlRQUw8aQDplr9Y3GNsACLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BCalming%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BCalming%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a>. At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><em><br /></em></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Calm-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7wSsUPSxN20/X7I4_JXA0fI/AAAAAAAAqjg/_IGmzEnAomUVuJQhb2jF6TfJkhC421AOgCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BCalm-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7wSsUPSxN20/X7I4_JXA0fI/AAAAAAAAqjg/_IGmzEnAomUVuJQhb2jF6TfJkhC421AOgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BCalm-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired calming numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-calming-printables-and-montessori-inspired-calming-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Calming Printables and Montessori-Inspired Calming Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above! </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Calming Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vHEj9twEM6U/X7I5KsoiJxI/AAAAAAAAqjk/10Z9Hz_QagwvBNzBUoLnlo0U8P6p_8e6ACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BCalming%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vHEj9twEM6U/X7I5KsoiJxI/AAAAAAAAqjk/10Z9Hz_QagwvBNzBUoLnlo0U8P6p_8e6ACLcBGAsYHQ/w496-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BCalming%2BPack.jpg" width="496" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Calming Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Peace and Mindfulness Resources and Activities</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; 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href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-how-to-prepare-a-peace-corner/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Prepare a Peace Corner</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-friendship-flower-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Friendship Flower Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-friendship-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Friendship Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-friendship-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Friendship Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-taking-turns-and-sharing-songs-and-rhymes-character-education-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Taking Turns and Sharing Songs and Rhymes {Character Education Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/teach-toddlers-preschoolers-take-turns-work-together/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Teach Toddlers and Preschoolers to Take Turns and Work Together</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/best-childrens-books-taking-turns-sharing/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Children’s Books about Taking Turns and Sharing</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/prepare-montessori-peace-tray/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Prepare a Montessori Peace 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href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-meditations-for-deep-sleep-and-relaxation/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Meditations for Deep Sleep and Relaxation {Mindfulness Resources for Teens and Adults}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-meditations-for-deep-sleep-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Meditations for Deep Sleep for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/best-nelson-mandela-quotes/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Best Nelson Mandela Quotes</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-christian-meditations-for-teens-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Christian Meditations for Teens and Adults</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-christian-meditations-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Christian Meditations for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-gratitude-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Gratitude Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-mindfulness-songs-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Mindfulness Songs for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/promote-peace-with-montessori-holidays-around-the-world-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Promote Peace with Holidays Around the World Resources</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/the-ultimate-list-of-free-meditation-printables-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Ultimate List of Free Meditation Printables for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/education-is-the-best-weapon-for-peace-montessori-word-art-freebie/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">"Education Is the Best Weapon for Peace" Montessori Word Art Freebie</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-peace-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Peace Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/the-best-mindfulness-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Mindfulness Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-do-a-dot-printables-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Do-a-Dot Printables (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-peace-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Peace Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-montessori-education-week-peace-lesson/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Education Week Free Peace Lesson</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-relaxing-ocean-images-sounds-and-music-for-kids-and-adults-mindfulness-resources/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Relaxing Ocean Images, Sounds, and Music for Kids and Adults {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-ocean-meditations-for-kids-mindfulness-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Ocean Meditations for Kids {Mindfulness Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-guided-ocean-meditations-mindfulness-resources-for-teens-and-adults/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Guided Ocean Meditations {Mindfulness Resources for Teens and Adults}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/lets-sing-peace-around-the-world-at-school-and-at-home/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Let’s Sing Peace Around the World at School and at Home</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/how-to-make-a-100-hearts-sensory-bottle-100-hearts-calming-bottle/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Make a 100 Hearts Sensory Bottle (100 Hearts Calming Bottle)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/thank-you-for-planet-earth-or-thank-you-planet-earth-mindfulness-cards-and-booklet/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Thank You for Planet Earth (or Thank You, Planet Earth) Mindfulness Cards and Booklet</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/free-mindfulness-resources-from-calm/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Mindfulness Resources from Calm</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://bitsofpositivity.com/anti-racism-resources-for-parents-and-teachers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Anti-Racism Resources for Parents and Teachers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-juneteenth-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Juneteenth Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/animal-inspired-mindfulness-affirmation-cards-and-booklet-in-manuscript-and-cursive/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Animal-Inspired Mindfulness Affirmation Cards and Booklet in Manuscript and Cursive</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-peace-and-mindfulness-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Kids’ Peace and Mindfulness Activities Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout November and December, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/november-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">November Themed Activities for Kids</a> and <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/12/01/december-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">December Themed Activities for Kids</a>. See also&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/11/19/hundreds-of-december-holiday-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Hundreds of December Holiday Activities for Kids</a>! </span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-calming-printables-and-montessori-inspired-calming-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Calming Printables and Montessori-Inspired Calming Activities post</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful! :)</span></div><div><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><div class="separator"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></div>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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><br /></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-60712464179944566312020-10-29T08:30:00.001-04:002020-10-29T08:49:14.264-04:00Halloween Poem and Dance Activity!<p>&nbsp;</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>HELLO HALLOWEEN!</b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9LLF_l4kByg/X5q37dhm4GI/AAAAAAAAEEo/Os-Ky5ygtUYyHrxy3ajvIV6Xmk2grQqQACLcBGAsYHQ/s300/th-1%2B3.04.27%2BPM.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="300" data-original-width="269" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9LLF_l4kByg/X5q37dhm4GI/AAAAAAAAEEo/Os-Ky5ygtUYyHrxy3ajvIV6Xmk2grQqQACLcBGAsYHQ/s0/th-1%2B3.04.27%2BPM.jpeg" /></a></div><p></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Click here to go to the post on Connie's Blog:</span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><br /></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.movingislearning.com/blog/posts/37418" target="_blank">Time for a Halloween Poem and a Monster Ball!</a></span></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-family: &quot;comic sans ms&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: center;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96);"><b><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 18pt; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffa400;">Keep on Dancing,</span></span></div></b></span></span><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96);"><b><br /></b></span></span><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana;">Connie</span></span></span></p><p class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-size: 18pt;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="color: #ffa400; font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></span></span></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_4dGU1EhTyQ/Wz_Qh7VGNXI/AAAAAAAACZs/7vp8bI97g9kg_jYIpgzs62VA4AwSLIoBgCPcBGAYYCw/s169/Connie-Logo-Small.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="169" data-original-width="151" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_4dGU1EhTyQ/Wz_Qh7VGNXI/AAAAAAAACZs/7vp8bI97g9kg_jYIpgzs62VA4AwSLIoBgCPcBGAYYCw/s0/Connie-Logo-Small.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><b><span style="color: #45818e; font-family: arial;">MOVING IS LEARNING!</span></b></i></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" /></p>Connie Bergstein Dowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01032317818974425294noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-18366865161238157432020-10-15T23:30:00.013-04:002020-10-16T08:48:17.074-04:00Montessori-Inspired Construction Activities Using Free Printables<p><span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a>&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">Construction is a popular theme with preschoolers, especially with vehicle lovers. I have a new unit for construction vehicle lovers and one that also focuses on construction workers, architects and engineers, and a variety of building activities.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: verdana;">This unit has many free construction printables and Montessori-inspired construction activities! You'll also find a construction-themed newsletter subscriber freebie at&nbsp;</span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-construction-printables-and-montessori-inspired-construction-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">!&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KWUiC0DHiRg/X4k1DVaFQXI/AAAAAAAAplQ/D1PaoIoUdg8zixhAw3AmDsHOQ0aSIZx1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BConstruction%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BConstruction%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Construction Activities Using Free Printables" border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KWUiC0DHiRg/X4k1DVaFQXI/AAAAAAAAplQ/D1PaoIoUdg8zixhAw3AmDsHOQ0aSIZx1QCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BConstruction%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BConstruction%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><p></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.</span><em style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"> </span><em style="font-family: verdana;">Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></p><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Construction Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fQu_NpT7zp4/X4k1-C-fBQI/AAAAAAAAplY/Cte4MZctd4M20xsebQbzijh8Yid92XqgQCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BConstruction%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Montessori Shelves with Construction-Themed Activities" border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fQu_NpT7zp4/X4k1-C-fBQI/AAAAAAAAplY/Cte4MZctd4M20xsebQbzijh8Yid92XqgQCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BConstruction%2BActivities.jpg" title="Montessori Shelves with Construction-Themed Activities" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Construction Themed Activities<br /></td></tr></tbody></table></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired construction numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-construction-printables-and-montessori-inspired-construction-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Construction Printables and Montessori-Inspired Construction Activities post</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Construction Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Construction Pack" border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nkdKqu12RqE/X4k4_FJTcHI/AAAAAAAAplo/hcb4ohR92acOI25Y1eBCWyJQsY0bksTFwCLcBGAsYHQ/w496-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BConstruction%2BPack.jpg" width="496" /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div></strong><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Construction Pack</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> 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&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber).</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">More Montessori-Inspired Construction Activities</span></strong></h2><h2><div style="font-weight: 400; text-align: left;"><ul style="text-align: left;"><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-construction-vehicle-printables-and-montessori-inspired-construction-vehicle-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="box-sizing: border-box; outline: 0px; transition: all 0.1s ease-in-out 0s;" target="_blank"><span style="color: #674ea7; font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Free Construction Vehicle Printables and Montessori-Inspired Construction Vehicle Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-construction-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="box-sizing: border-box; transition: all 0.1s ease-in-out 0s;" target="_blank"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="color: #674ea7; font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Montessori-Inspired Construction Unit</span></span></a></li></ul></div></h2><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">For Vehicle Lovers, More Montessori-Inspired Transportation Activities</span></strong></h2><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-transportation-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Ultimate Montessori-Inspired Transportation Unit<br /></a><ul style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-transportation-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-transportation-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/01/20/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-activities-for-preschoolers-car-parking-game/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Activities for Pre-Schoolers: Car Parking Game</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/05/15/free-transportation-printables-and-montessori-inspired-transportation-math-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Transportation Printables and Montessori-Inspired Transportation Math Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/05/28/montessori-inspired-construction-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Construction Unit</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-police-printables-and-montessori-inspired-police-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Police Printables and Montessori-Inspired Police Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fire-safety-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fire-safety-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Fire Safety Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fire Safety Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-ambulance-printables-and-montessori-inspired-ambulance-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Ambulance Printables and Montessori-Inspired Ambulance Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/09/28/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-train-activities-with-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Train Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2015/11/15/free-train-printables-and-montessori-inspired-train-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Train Printables and Montessori-Inspired Train Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/05/15/free-car-printables-montessori-inspired-car-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Car Printables and Montessori-Inspired Car Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/05/16/super-cool-beginning-reading-activity-race-car-blending-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Super-Cool Beginning Reading Activity – Race Car Blending</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/05/19/free-car-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Car Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/05/23/free-car-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download-montessori-monday/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Car Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/fun-magnetic-vehicle-stem-trays-activity-bags/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Fun Magnetic Vehicle STEM Trays and Activity Bags</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/spielgaben-stem-challenge-build-fly-magnetic-airplane/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Spielgaben STEM Challenge: Build and Fly a Magnetic Airplane</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-resources-land-air-water-transportation-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Resources for Land, Air, and Water Transportation Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/transportation-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Transportation Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul></span><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul><ul style="text-align: left;"><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul><li style="list-style-type: none;"><ul></ul></li></ul></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout October, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/october-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">October Themed Activities for Kids</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/02/26/march-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">.</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-construction-printables-and-montessori-inspired-construction-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Construction Printables and Montessori-Inspired Construction Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful! :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Living Montessori Now Button" class="wp-image-25282 aligncenter" height="200" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Living-Montessori-Now-Button.png" title="Living Montessori Now Button" width="200" /></a></div></div><div><br /></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span><p></p></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-8503893775190136252020-09-22T05:00:00.098-04:002020-10-02T17:15:07.354-04:00Sunflower Poem and Dance Story for Young Children<blockquote style="border: none; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px;"><blockquote style="border: none; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px;"><p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="color: #e69138; font-family: arial;"><b>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: x-large;">HELLO, FALL! &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></b></span></p><span style="color: #e69138; font-family: arial;"><b><br /></b></span>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dfostGDUyIs/X1t9q7oE1dI/AAAAAAAAD94/gbTIOIMoIhs8FsVtmNyiGzgFbq9bwJiVQCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Sunflower%2BSept.%2B2020.jpeg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1156" height="625" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dfostGDUyIs/X1t9q7oE1dI/AAAAAAAAD94/gbTIOIMoIhs8FsVtmNyiGzgFbq9bwJiVQCLcBGAsYHQ/w354-h625/Sunflower%2BSept.%2B2020.jpeg" width="354" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><b><br /></b><b style="color: #e69138; font-family: arial;"><span style="font-size: large;">My September post is a lively movement activity that celebrates autumn. The sunflower is one of my favorite flowers, and it provides the inspiration for this poem/riddle and a movement exploration.</span></b></blockquote></blockquote><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dvtfVXuteno/X3eYMRQt4LI/AAAAAAAAD_o/aH18FaAr1ak3q3-o2X4vySaMC8Tt5demQCPcBGAYYCw/s320/image.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="242" data-original-width="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dvtfVXuteno/X3eYMRQt4LI/AAAAAAAAD_o/aH18FaAr1ak3q3-o2X4vySaMC8Tt5demQCPcBGAYYCw/s0/image.png" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p></p><blockquote style="border: none; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px;"><blockquote style="border: none; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px;"><p style="text-align: left;"><b style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-large;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="color: #990000;"> <span><u>THE SUNFLOWER</u></span></span></span></b></p></blockquote></blockquote><p><span style="color: #990000; font-size: x-large;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<b style="font-family: arial; text-align: center;"><span>A Dance Activity for Young Children</span></b></span></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><span style="color: #bf9000; font-size: x-large;">To begin the activity, read the poem</span><span style="color: #cc0000; font-size: x-large;">*</span><span style="color: #bf9000; font-size: x-large;"> below out loud, and ask the children to try to guess the answer.&nbsp;</span></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><span style="color: #bf9000; font-size: x-large;">(</span><span style="color: #990000; font-size: x-large;">*</span><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #bf9000;">I wrote this poem as an entry in the </span><a href="https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/fall-writing-frenzy-contest-2020/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e69138;">Fall Writing Frenzy</span></a></span><span style="color: #bf9000; font-size: x-large;">)&nbsp;</span></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; text-align: left;"><b><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;">WHAT AM I?</span></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>I started as a little seed,&nbsp;</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>Dark grey and very small.</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>And now that I am all grown up,</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>I’m over six feet tall!</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 14px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>The petals on my flower face,</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>Surround me like a crown.</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>I come in many hues and shades,&nbsp;</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>Of yellow, red, and brown.</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 16px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>I start the day by looking east,</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>To greet the morning sun.</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>I follow it and face the west,</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>When summer’s day is done.</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 16px;"><br /></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>Some birds just love to eat my seeds,&nbsp;</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>And people like them too.</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>I think you know my name by now,&nbsp;</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><b>For each line is a clue!</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 16px;"></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b style="color: #783f04; font-family: arial; text-align: left;"><br /></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #783f04; font-family: arial; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b>SUNFLOWER DANCE STORY</b></span></span></div><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><span><u><span style="color: #7f6000;">Prepare<i>:</i></span></u> </span><span style="color: #bf9000;">Children start this activity curled up on the floor and then respond with movement as you call out each line. Give them plenty of time&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #bf9000;">between</span><span style="color: #bf9000;">&nbsp;each prompt so that they can fulfill their movement ideas.</span></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><u><span style="color: #7f6000;">Optional:</span></u><span style="color: #bf9000;"> Quiet instrumental music in the background.</span></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #7f6000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><u>Begin the activity:</u></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><br /></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I’m a tiny, tiny seed.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>A child planted me on a warm spring day.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I’m tucked down deep in the dark, rich soil.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>Now it’s time to begin to grow.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I gently push against the sides of the seed shell.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;"><span>I</span>&nbsp;begin to sprout and reach through the soil.</span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;">Now I can see the blue summer sky.</span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px; min-height: 15px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I feel the warm sun and the cool rain.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I’m growing taller every day.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I’m starting to become a flower.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>My petals surround my face like little flames.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I open my bright golden face to the sun.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I follow the sun as it moves through the sky each day.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>All summer, bees and butterflies come to drink my nectar.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;">My heavy sunflower head begins to droop and nod.</span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial;"><i><span style="font-size: large;">Fall is here and my leaves are fading.</span></i></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>Birds like to eat my seeds.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>The morning frost causes me to droop even more.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>Winter is coming and I slowly fall to the ground.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>The cold wind blows.&nbsp;</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>My seeds scatter.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>Snowflakes fall and cover the seeds.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i><br /></i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b><i>I wait until springtime to sprout again.</i></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><i><br /></i></span></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><b><span style="color: #7f6000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><u>Expand the Activity:</u></span></b></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><i><br /></i></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #bf9000; font-family: arial; font-size: large;"><b>Use this same format for dancing about other types of plants, and other nature themes, such as the metamorphosis of a tadpole to a frog, and a caterpillar to a butterfly.&nbsp;</b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><i></i></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EzgJf81SXUs/X1lilQwGgaI/AAAAAAAAD8k/xm-HYQvxAgcP_C1eIWRqKXHj82ZP6U5uACPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_2603.HEIC" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EzgJf81SXUs/X1lilQwGgaI/AAAAAAAAD8k/xm-HYQvxAgcP_C1eIWRqKXHj82ZP6U5uACPcBGAYYCw/w300-h400/IMG_2603.HEIC" width="300" /></a></i></div><i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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So I have a new unit with free fall printables and Montessori-inspired fall activities! You'll also find a fall-themed newsletter subscriber freebie at </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fall-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fall-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">!&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Fall Activities Using Free Printables" border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yi-s4oOV060/X2G3Yb2L5cI/AAAAAAAApeo/yn48de5APxsF-N1rgwJpV5J39dPbhmDIwCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BFall%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BFall%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></div></div><div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana; text-align: left;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana; text-align: left;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana; text-align: left;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: verdana; text-align: left;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana; text-align: left;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: verdana; text-align: left;">.&nbsp;</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">.</span><em style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</em></div><div><em style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></em></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"> </span><em style="font-family: verdana;">Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></div><div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Shelves with Fall Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HV302m6mjXE/X2GhX8C_QcI/AAAAAAAApd8/tRuMQMfl7t8r2xyWkzKSmGX-_BUbRnw2wCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BFall-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HV302m6mjXE/X2GhX8C_QcI/AAAAAAAApd8/tRuMQMfl7t8r2xyWkzKSmGX-_BUbRnw2wCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BFall-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired fall numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: verdana;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fall-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fall-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: verdana;" target="_blank">Free Fall Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fall Activities post</a><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Montessori-Inspired Fall Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zUd4A9VXPPY/X2G2tMpf-YI/AAAAAAAApeg/fIy4FWFdjBMVYFeyaJAfGj9ticBKQaIpACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BFall%2BPack.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zUd4A9VXPPY/X2G2tMpf-YI/AAAAAAAApeg/fIy4FWFdjBMVYFeyaJAfGj9ticBKQaIpACLcBGAsYHQ/w496-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BFall%2BPack.jpg" width="496" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Fall Pack</a> for DIY Cards and Counters, Number or Letter Matching, Number or Letter Basket, Bead Bar Work, Hands-on Math Operations, 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rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Apple Color Matching for Toddlers and Preschoolers</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-apple-fraction-activities-for-multiple-ages/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori Apple Fraction Activities for Multiple Ages</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-apple-songs-and-educational-videos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Apple Songs and Educational Videos</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-apple-do-a-dot-phonics-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Apple Do-a-Dot Phonics Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-apple-books-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Apple Books for Kids</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-apple-picking-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Apple Picking Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/historically-accurate-and-culturally-sensitive-montessori-thanksgiving-printables-for-preschool-through-elementary/"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Historically Accurate and Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving Printables for Preschool Through Elementary</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/how-to-use-flint-corn-ornamental-corn-for-montessori-practical-life-and-language-work/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">How to Use Flint Corn (Ornamental Corn) for Montessori Practical Life and Language Work</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/apple-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Apple Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-fall-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Kids’ Fall Activities Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout September, see my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/september-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">September Themed Activities for Kids</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/02/26/march-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">.</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fall-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fall-activities/" target="_blank">Free Fall Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fall Activi</a></span><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fall-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fall-activities/" target="_blank">ties post</a> at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful!</span></div><div><div><div style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" style="font-family: verdana;"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><br /></div><div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">D</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">eb Chit</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">wood is a certified Montessori teacher with a master’s degree in Early&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Chi</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">ldhood Studies from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. Deb taught in Montessori s</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">choo</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">ls i</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">n 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 </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Living Montessori Now.</a></div><div><div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: verdana; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Living Montessori Now Button" class="wp-image-25282 aligncenter" height="200" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Living-Montessori-Now-Button.png" title="Living Montessori Now Button" width="200" /></span></div><div><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><span style="color: black;"><br /></span></a></div></div></div></div></div></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-77236245922347706102020-08-15T23:59:00.004-04:002020-08-16T00:48:50.993-04:00Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Activities Using Free Printables<p><span style="font-family: verdana;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a>&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">Community helpers make a great theme at the beginning of the school year. This year, medical workers are even more important than usual. So I have a new unit with free medical worker printables and Montessori-inspired medical worker activities! You'll also find a medical worker themed newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-medical-worker-printables-and-montessori-inspired-medical-worker-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a>!&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fx-pmdoFckU/Xzix-O9R-lI/AAAAAAAApRM/Ey1tLVrgh8Mf-ojn36tAya5Hyi2bxl68QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1028/Free%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BActivities.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Activities Using Free Printables" border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fx-pmdoFckU/Xzix-O9R-lI/AAAAAAAApRM/Ey1tLVrgh8Mf-ojn36tAya5Hyi2bxl68QCLcBGAsYHQ/w426-h640/Free%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><p></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my <a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a>. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span></p><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-large;">Montessori Shelves with Medical Worker Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c1lYF1YnhDI/Xzi1iH1l87I/AAAAAAAApRk/Q9sgmRa4h18CpwkbcLCiB0WIhfV1rvxUgCLcBGAsYHQ/s685/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Montessori Shelves with Medical Worker Themed Activities" border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-c1lYF1YnhDI/Xzi1iH1l87I/AAAAAAAApRk/Q9sgmRa4h18CpwkbcLCiB0WIhfV1rvxUgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired medical worker numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-medical-worker-printables-and-montessori-inspired-medical-worker-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Medical Worker Printables and Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above! </span><h2><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Pack</span></strong></h2><div><strong><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zU5qjZOXJn4/Xzizcf2Xt7I/AAAAAAAApRY/DhREAusXvawotYya0cKXAvhTsuXs7CSJACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BPack.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Pack" border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zU5qjZOXJn4/Xzizcf2Xt7I/AAAAAAAApRY/DhREAusXvawotYya0cKXAvhTsuXs7CSJACLcBGAsYHQ/w495-h640/Montessori-Inspired%2BMedical%2BWorker%2BPack.jpg" width="495" /></a></div><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><h2 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: x-large;">More Montessori-Inspired Community Helper Activities</span></strong></h2><ul> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/talking-with-children-about-9-11-ideas-and-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Talking with Children about 9/11 – Ideas and Activities</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-police-printables-and-montessori-inspired-police-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Police Printables and 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href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-heart-and-circulatory-system-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Heart and Circulatory System Activities</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-heart-unit-hundreds-of-human-heart-and-valentine-heart-resources/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Montessori-Inspired Heart Unit {Hundreds of Human Heart and Valentine Heart Resources}</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-heart-and-valentine-do-a-dot-printables-montessori-inspired-instant-downloads/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Free Heart and Valentine Do-a-Dot Printables (Montessori-Inspired Instant Downloads)</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-best-heart-books-for-kids-human-heart-love-and-valentines-day-books/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Best Heart Books for Kids {Human Heart, Love, and Valentine’s Day Books}</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/human-body-unit-study/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Human Body Unit Study Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: verdana;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout August, see <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/august-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">August Themed Activities for Kids</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/02/26/march-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">.</a></span><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-medical-worker-printables-and-montessori-inspired-medical-worker-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Medical Worker Printables and Montessori-Inspired Medical Worker Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></strong></div><div></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;">I hope you find these helpful! :)</span></div><div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></span></div><div><br /></div><span style="font-family: verdana;"></span><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">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 b</span><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">efore 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 </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: small;">Living Montessori Now.</a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><p></p></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-71964723804722429862020-07-15T23:59:00.000-04:002020-07-16T00:47:43.110-04:00Montessori-Inspired Fruit and Vegetable Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a>&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">I love focusing on good nutrition at any time of year. Summer is my favorite time for a fruit and vegetable unit, though, when farmers' markets are open in many places with lots of super-fresh fruits and vegetables! Today, I have hands-on fruit and vegetable activities for you! I also have a new fruit and vegetable pack (newsletter subscriber freebie at <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fruit-vegetable-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fruit-vegetable-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-months-seasons-printables-and-montessori-inspired-months-seasons-activities/">)</a>!&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9x0A5uQ0oXQ/Xw_QZy95vNI/AAAAAAAApIE/3Js0jtPlig8gHcFsp-Yme2_aHp05Fcp_QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Free%2BFruit%2B%2526%2BVegetable%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BFruit%2B%2526%2BVegetable%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9x0A5uQ0oXQ/Xw_QZy95vNI/AAAAAAAApIE/3Js0jtPlig8gHcFsp-Yme2_aHp05Fcp_QCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Free%2BFruit%2B%2526%2BVegetable%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BFruit%2B%2526%2BVegetable%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a>.<em>&nbsp;</em></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><em><br /></em></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><br /><h2><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Fruit &amp; Vegetable Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ifmmyZD5Xts/Xw_QiAp4zTI/AAAAAAAApII/lHOb2N58NJsuOFHcD3a8DSdMIH9N5ss2gCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BFruit%2Band%2BVegetable%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ifmmyZD5Xts/Xw_QiAp4zTI/AAAAAAAApII/lHOb2N58NJsuOFHcD3a8DSdMIH9N5ss2gCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BFruit%2Band%2BVegetable%2BThemed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired fruit and vegetable numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber)&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fruit-vegetable-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fruit-vegetable-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Fruit &amp; Vegetable Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fruit &amp; Vegetable Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above! </span><br /><h2><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Fruit and Vegetable Pack</span></strong></h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_aD6HBffuTQ/Xw_bnU9E0uI/AAAAAAAApIg/_H91n6OkNhYhsDKXg5QNLAI0eFQQ_gvHwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Montessori-Inspired%2BFruit%2Band%2BVegetable%2BPack%2B-%2BCover.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_aD6HBffuTQ/Xw_bnU9E0uI/AAAAAAAApIg/_H91n6OkNhYhsDKXg5QNLAI0eFQQ_gvHwCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori-Inspired%2BFruit%2Band%2BVegetable%2BPack%2B-%2BCover.jpg" width="494" /></a></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Fruit and Vegetable Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><br /><h2 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;">More Montessori-Inspired Fruit and Vegetable Activities</span></strong></h2><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "nutrition"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Toys"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "fccad4da23d85bb0c6923993edcf5502"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "165793011"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">For more <strong>Montessori-inspired fruit and vegetable activities</strong>, check out these posts with lots of activities and resources: </span><br /><ul><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-eat-rainbow-printables-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Free Eat-a-Rainbow Printables and Montessori-Inspired Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fruit-rainbow-dot-printable-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Free Fruit Rainbow Do-a-Dot Printable (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-eat-rainbow-cutting-strips-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Free Eat-a-Rainbow Cutting Strips (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-fruit-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Fruit Unit</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-vegetable-unit/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Vegetable Unit</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-food-art/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Food Art</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-fruit-matching-and-tasting-for-toddlers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Fruit Matching and Tasting for Toddlers</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2016/04/26/healthy-yummy-gluten-free-blueberry-muffins/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Healthy, Yummy, Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins</span></a></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/kids-kitchen-berry-yummy-healthy-protein-rich-popsicles/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Kids’ Kitchen: Berry Yummy and Healthy Protein-Rich Popsicles</a></span></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-cutting-a-banana-practical-life-activity-for-toddlers/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Cutting a Banana Practical Life Activity for Toddlers</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/healthy-frozen-raspberry-yogurt-dessert-dairy-free-gluten-free/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Healthy, Frozen Raspberry and Yogurt Desert (Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/ants-log-fun-food-preparation-preschoolers/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Ants on a Log Food Fun Preparation for Preschoolers</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/fun-montessori-apple-coring-slicing-spreading-sharing-montessori-monday/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Fun with Montessori Apple Coring, Slicing, Spreading, and Sharing</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/yummy-gluten-free-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-muffins/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Yummy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/delicious-nutritious-vegan-gluten-free-pumpkin-pie-pumpkin-pie-squares/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Delicious and Nutritious Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie or Pumpkin-Pie Squares</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/super-healthy-super-yummy-strawberry-pineapple-smoothie/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Super-Healthy and Super-Yummy Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/kids-kitchen-favorite-gluten-free-sweet-spinach-muffins-aka-green-monster-muffins/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Favorite Gluten-Free Sweet Spinach Muffins {AKA Green Monster Muffins}</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-food-fun/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Kids’ Food Fun Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout July, see <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/july-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">July Themed Activities for Kids</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/02/26/march-themed-activities-for-kids/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">.</a></span><br /><br /><div><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-fruit-vegetable-printables-and-montessori-inspired-fruit-vegetable-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Fruit &amp; Vegetable Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fruit &amp; Vegetable Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span></strong></div><div></div><div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">I hope you find these helpful! :)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></span></div><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Living Montessori Now Button" class=" wp-image-25282 aligncenter" height="200" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Living-Montessori-Now-Button.png" title="Living Montessori Now Button" width="200" /></span></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-63684017314434542892020-06-22T13:10:00.000-04:002020-06-22T13:10:00.141-04:00Connie Leads a Thirty-Minute Romp Through the Alphabet!<div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #a64d79; font-size: large;">Hello!</span></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); color: #585d60; font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #ff6600; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); color: #585d60; font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #ff6600; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;"><span style="color: #ff6600;">I was invited by&nbsp;</span><span style="box-sizing: inherit;"><a href="https://kidsandcompany.com/" style="box-sizing: inherit; text-decoration: none; transition: all 0.3s ease;"><span style="color: #38761d;">Kids &amp; Company</span></a></span><span style="color: #ff6600;">, of Toronto, Canada, to lead a thirty-minute video movement session for young children in May. Kids &amp; Company requested a presentation that would get children up and moving while spending more time indoors during the Covid quarantine.&nbsp;</span></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); color: #585d60; font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em;"><br /></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); color: #585d60; font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #ff6600; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;">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!</span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); color: #585d60; font-family: Cardo, Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.02em; line-height: 1.6em;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; font-weight: 700;"><span style="box-sizing: inherit; color: #ff6600; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt;"><br /></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><b>Click here to view the presentation:</b></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><b><a href="http://www.movingislearning.com/blog/posts/36635" target="_blank">DANCE THE ALPHABET!</a></b></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96); line-height: 1.6em; text-align: center;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; line-height: 1.6em; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #a64d79; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96);"><b>Keep on Dancing, Everyone!</b></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; line-height: 1.6em; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #a64d79; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96);"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; line-height: 1.6em; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #a64d79; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96);"><b><br /></b></span></span></div><div class="from_wysiwyg" style="box-sizing: inherit; 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line-height: 1.6em; text-align: left;"><span style="color: red; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(88, 93, 96);">www.movingislearning.com<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vy-7GX2izas/T3wVXmbzrHI/AAAAAAAAADI/vxs6Waisw-ASTdI36VFeYzNc1Btma_5zwCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Connie-Logo-Small.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="169" data-original-width="151" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vy-7GX2izas/T3wVXmbzrHI/AAAAAAAAADI/vxs6Waisw-ASTdI36VFeYzNc1Btma_5zwCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/Connie-Logo-Small.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="color: #134f5c;"><b>MOVING IS LEARNING!</b></span></i></td></tr></tbody></table></span></span></div>Connie Bergstein Dowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01032317818974425294noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7820655223655850123.post-28934195439314083012020-06-15T23:56:00.002-04:002020-06-16T03:01:05.026-04:00Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities Using Free Printables<span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">By Deb Chitwood from <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Living Montessori Now</a>&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">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 <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-printables-and-montessori-inspired-summer-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LivingMontessoriNow.com</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-months-seasons-printables-and-montessori-inspired-months-seasons-activities/">)</a>!&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zUn1p08hVQQ/XuhuBU9z84I/AAAAAAAApAc/jIg5mR91ynEdb1gCz54lPQ4G39hy8p5LACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Free%2BSummer%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1028" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zUn1p08hVQQ/XuhuBU9z84I/AAAAAAAApAc/jIg5mR91ynEdb1gCz54lPQ4G39hy8p5LACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Free%2BSummer%2BPrintables%2Band%2BMontessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BActivities.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">You'll find many activities for preschoolers through first graders throughout the year along with presentation ideas in my </span><a href="http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/search/label/Deb%20Chitwood" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">previous posts at PreK + K Sharing</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">. You'll also find ideas for using free printables to create activity trays here: </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/03/04/montessori-monday-how-to-use-printables-to-create-montessori-inspired-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">. At Living Montessori Now, I have a post with resource links of </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/2014/04/14/montessori-monday-free-printables-for-montessori-homeschools-and-preschools/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">Free Printables for Montessori Homeschools and Preschools</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">.</span><em style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</em><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><em><br /></em></span><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"> <em>Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).</em></span><br /><h2><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;">Montessori Shelves with Summer-Themed Activities</span></strong></h2><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZC4ALBDcmy4/XuhBQXVliWI/AAAAAAAApAA/-THEB71sXmQI78qefN0cPtLsghHo5yEQACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSummer-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="685" data-original-width="685" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZC4ALBDcmy4/XuhBQXVliWI/AAAAAAAApAA/-THEB71sXmQI78qefN0cPtLsghHo5yEQACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/Montessori%2BShelves%2Bwith%2BSummer-Themed%2BActivities.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Montessori Shelves with Summer-Themed Activities</td></tr></tbody></table><div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">You’ll find Montessori-inspired summer numbers, letters, and and more (part of my subscriber freebie pack, so just </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">sign up for my email</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"> to get the link and password … or check the bottom of your latest newsletter if you’re already a subscriber) Go to my </span><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-printables-and-montessori-inspired-summer-activities/" rel="noopener" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">Free Summer Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities post</a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"> at Living Montessori Now for the free printables and activity ideas you see on the shelf and collage above!</span></div><h2><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;">Free Montessori-Inspired Summer Pack</span></strong></h2><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nF93UcnT9II/XuhB9eV7KyI/AAAAAAAApAI/nBUOwrKYUcgdPZYebonxRzmlrLhZxkWTQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Montessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BPack.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="495" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nF93UcnT9II/XuhB9eV7KyI/AAAAAAAApAI/nBUOwrKYUcgdPZYebonxRzmlrLhZxkWTQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Montessori-Inspired%2BSummer%2BPack.jpg" /></a></div><div><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></strong></div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/sign-living-montessori-now-newsletter-get-monthly-subscriber-freebies/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori-Inspired Summer Pack</a> 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&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://forms.aweber.com/form/50/773231250.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">sign up for my email to get the link and password</a></strong> – or check your inbox if you’re already a subscriber). </span><br /><h2 style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: large;">More Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities</span></strong></h2><script type="text/javascript">amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "livimontnow09-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "summer children's books"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "Books"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "6784aa583560b71f6157be460c68b40a"; amzn_assoc_default_browse_node = "283155"; </script><script src="//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US"></script><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">For more <strong>Montessori-inspired summer activities</strong>, check out these posts with lots of activities and resources: </span><br /><ul><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-summer-playdough-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Summer Playdough Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-activities-for-casey-at-the-bat/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Activities for Casey at the Bat</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/top-10-summer-themes-for-preschoolers/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Top 10 Summer Themes for Preschoolers</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/20-outdoor-phonics-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">20 Outdoor Phonics Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-summer-activities-with-spielgaben-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities with Spielgaben {Free Printables}</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-songs-and-rhymes-for-circle-time/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Free Summer Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time</span></a></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-nature-tray-vocabulary-parts-plant/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Montessori Nature Tray with Vocabulary – Parts of the Plan</a><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/activity-of-the-week-montessori-inspired-spring-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">t</a></span></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-summer-themes-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Summer Themes and Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/healthy-courteous-tea-party-picnic/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">How to Have a Healthy and Courteous Tea Party Picnic</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/healthy-courteous-teddy-bear-picnic/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">How to Have a Healthy and Courteous Teddy Bear Picnic</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/50-creative-ways-use-materials-nature-walks/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">50+ Creative Ways to Use Materials Found on Your Nature Walks</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-playdough-math-pack-montessori-inspired-instant-download/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Free Summer Playdough Math Pack (Montessori-Inspired Instant Download)</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-inspired-playdough-math-activities-summer-free-printables/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori-Inspired Playdough Math Activities for Summer {Free Printables}</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-summer-resources-for-classroom-or-home/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Montessori Summer Resources for Classroom or Home</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/fun-and-learning-with-montessori-inspired-world-travel-activities-and-games/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Fun with Montessori-Inspired World Travel Activities and Games</span></a></li><li><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-travel-printables-and-montessori-inspired-travel-activities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Free Travel Printables and Montessori-Inspired Travel Activities</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/debchitwood/summer-fun/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Summer Fun Pinterest Board</span></a></li></ul><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">If you'd like ideas for calendar-based themes throughout June, see <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/june-themed-activities-for-kids/" target="_blank">June Themed Activities for Kids</a>. </span><br /><br /><div><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">Be sure to go to my <a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/free-summer-printables-and-montessori-inspired-summer-activities/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Free Summer Printables and Montessori-Inspired Summer Activities post</a>&nbsp;at Living Montessori Now for lots of free printables and activity ideas!</span></strong><br /><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg"><img alt="Deb - Siganture" class="wp-image-25312 alignnone" height="119" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Signature.jpg" title="Deb - Siganture" width="127" /></a></span></div><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/47745580@N08/24366923756/in/dateposted/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank" title="Deb Chitwood"><img alt="Deb Chitwood" class="alignleft" height="100" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1634/24366923756_b3bddd0f63_t.jpg" title="Deb Chitwood" width="100" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">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&nbsp;<a href="https://livingmontessorinow.com/">Living Montessori Now.</a></span><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Living Montessori Now Button" class=" wp-image-25282 aligncenter" height="200" src="https://livingmontessorinow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Living-Montessori-Now-Button.png" title="Living Montessori Now Button" width="200" /></span></div>Deb Chitwoodhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16665549481411417908noreply@blogger.com0