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Designing Treasure Chest Craft Kit

Designing Treasure Chest Craft Kit So I have been busy trying to get all my planning done for the start of our school year which is in about a week, so I have been finishing up some of the summer activities I had planned. I had these treasure chest craft kit I purchased at Discount School Supply last year and they...

Excavating toys from ice

Excavating Toys From Ice I found this fun activity from a great blog here I follow, you fill a bowl or container with water and whatever little plastic animals you have (I also added some other fun stuff) put it in the freezer overnight. Bring out the next day and let the kids start excavating toys from ice, we used...

Summer Sensory Bin

Summer Sensory Bin Ethan has been enrolled in a early childhood school this past 2 years, to help with some of the speech therapy, sensory issues, and for OT they had a few summer classes for the kids this summer, this was the last one "beach theme" Big sister being helpful with Gabe.. Fishing in a fun summer sensory bin idea. The little...

Montessori Geography

Geography is still a work in progress, below are the 2 maps I have purchased so far.  I am working on continent boxes, I am planning on making my own Montessori cards to go along with each continent, and plan on sharing them, so stay tuned.... Here is the world map, flags and stand. This was one of the things...

Montessori Math Materials

Here are some of the new montessori math materials that I have bought for the upcoming year.  There will not be pictures of my shelfs yet, as they are in the process of being revamped and are a disaster! I will post finished pictures when the process of moving the school stuff all downstairs into a "school room" instead...

Summer Fun!!

So it was another hot and humid day, I decided to take the water toys out and fill the water table and the little pool for the little boys, everyone but Gabe spent most of the day in the big pool, but Ethan decided to come and join Gabe for a little bit, life jacket and all. The life...

Managing Chores For Kids

Managing Chores For Kids I have had so many people ask how do I manage chores for kids in our house so I figured that would be my next post.  First off I believe all children can help clean up after them selves and really enjoy it if you give them the chance and teach them correctly, sometimes you just...

Montessori Practical Life Tools

Montessori Practical Life Tools For Kids So I debated purchasing something to be able to hang the kids cleaning supplies from, but I ended up finding something even better.  This is where we used to hang the 2 little boys coats and diaper bags, and it was always a mess.  Well it was just perfect for the kids cleaning tools!!...

Design and Drill Activity Center

The set comes with the board, an actual working drill,  screwdriver with interchangeable bits,  and a wrench (so 3 kids can play at once), 120 colorful bolts, and 20 patterns!!   Anthony, Ethan, and Gabe had fun just filling the whole board with bolts.   Then Dustin and Anthony worked together on a design... And this is how it turned out!!  Wow were they...

Montessori Summer Practical Life Activities ~ Corn and Orange Juice

Montessori Summer Practical Life Activities The 4 older kids were at bible camp all week last week, and it was 105 with the heat index, so we made the best of it and did some inside work doing some Montessori summer practical life activities! Supplies needed for these Montessori summer practical life activities: Clear Tray purchased at a local Dollar Tree ...

Summer Playdough

Summer Playdough This is the recipe I use for play dough, I have tried many, many different recipes, and I really feel this is the best one!! Ingredients: 2 cups of plain flour 1 Tbsp. of cooking oil 1 tsp. cream of tartar 2 cups of coloured water 1 cup of salt Directions: Place all of the ingredients in a medium size...

Montessori Summer Practical Life Activities

Montessori Summer Practical Life Activities With summer here, I put together a few Montessori Summer Practical Life activities for the kids. Here we used mini zoo animal erasers, and separated them into bowls with the orange tweezers.  Ethan also enjoyed loading them into the circular tongs and and putting a bunch into the bowls. Here the kids used tongs to separate pom poms...

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