I’ve been having fun creating monthly printable ebooks for seasonal Montessori activities this school year. You can find the October and November ebooks on the subscriber page. But it’s already December 5th and I don’t have one published for December yet. Do you know why? Because I found someone else who’s already made one!
I recently purchased “A Merry Montessori Christmas” by Aubrey Hargis and I just love it! Aubrey is a friend of mine who blogs at Montessori Mischief (now Child Development Institute of the Redwoods). If you are fairly new to Montessori, her blog is one of the first places you should visit. If you want more depth and are interested in incorporating Montessori principles at home, then I highly recommend you join her Montessori 101 Facebook group. Aubrey is dedicated to authentic Montessori practice and is truly skilled at gently presenting Montessori ideas in an accessible manner.
A Merry Montessori Christmas
Aubrey’s “A Merry Montessori Christmas” is a 61 page ebook full of Montessori friendly seasonal activities perfect for the home or classroom. Aubrey has included a lot of high quality photos to help you prepare the activities and has provided detailed but easy to follow instructions.
For the Home
The activities in this ebook can be comfortably done at home. The materials suggested are easy to find at this time of year and Aubrey’s instructions are simple to follow. You will also get a lot of insight from the “Tips” and “Why it’s Montessori” sections at the end of each activity. The following activities would be particularly fun in a home setting:
- A Tree Just For Me
- Gingerbread Cookie Playtime
- Minty Playdough
- Sewing an Ornament
- Cookie Cutter Outlines
- Glitter Paper Letters
- Holiday Scavenger Hunt
- Jingle Bell Fetch
- One Hundred Stars
(and that’s just a few of the activities included in the book…!)
For the Classroom
All of the activities in a Merry Montessori Christmas are designed for and appropriate for the home. The following activities are ones that I am planning to add to my classroom:
- Ornament Scooping: perfect for the fine motor shelf!
- Jingle tongs: more fine motor fun!
- Pomander: sensory awesomeness and fine motor development all in one
- Mystery stocking: great idea to use a Christmas stocking as a mystery bag!
- Scent matching: who can resist Holiday scents?
- Present wrapping: such a great practical life activity!
“A Merry Montessori Christmas” has 25 activities you can do with your preschooler. All of the activities are designed to tap into the child’s need for sensory hands-on experiences.
I suspect you will have as much fun with these activities as your child will!
How to get “A Merry Montessori Christmas”
You can get your hands on Aubrey’s ebook from her website.
Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, I think you will really enjoy this ebook.
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