Today I’d like to feature the Physical Activity sets available from Pink Oatmeal. These materials are not exactly “Montessori”, but they can most certainly be adapted for a Montessori setting.
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The Ultimate Physical Activity and Motor Planning Membership
Pink Oatmeal is run by Chanda Jothen, a pediatric physical therapist. I find Chanda’s ideas simple and easy to incorporate into Montessori settings. You can adapt many of her suggestions and turn them into individual work, or use them when you’re looking for some structured fun to enjoy outdoors, or even during circle/transition times when you have to manage a large group.
You can buy her movement packs separately, but RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to get in on the Pink Oatmeal membership offer.
From Nov 19-23 everything is on sale for 25% off… including the membership! Just use code THANKS18 at checkout.
What’s in the membership?
?Immediate access to HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS worth of Pink Oatmeal’s resources!
?Video library for additional ideas
?Free access to any new resources added
?Dozens of seasonal and specialized themes that will go with almost any unit
?Monthly motor planning calendars
?Designed and used by professional physical and occupational therapists
I recommend using many of the Pink Oatmeal cards the same way you use the “following directions” cards in the Trillium Preschool Packs.
?Print/laminate the cards and keep them in a basket
?Gather a large/small group of children, read out a card and have the children do what it says.
Pretty simple, right? But perfect for practicing oral comprehension skills and getting lots of gross motor movement in.
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Not ready for the full membership?
Check out the smaller bundles and individual printables.
“I truly want it to be easier for teachers, parents, and therapists to make movement a regular part of the day. I want parents, teachers, and therapists to have a place where they can get all of these resources, videos, planning ideas so they can save time and energy. I see how much we are starting to rely on screen based activities for movement (I can be guilty too) but I‘m hoping that giving this option can at least remove one screen time during the day. I want everyone to have resources that can be incorporated into lessons and used on their own but provide them with physical activity and appropriate motor planning. As an “influencer” in this arena I want to offer something great for people who really want to do this too!” – Chanda Jothen