Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring On The Shelf

Some new spring-themed Montessori activities especially for Zahana but enjoyed by the others as well.

It was pretty tricky to manipulate the tongs, but she kept working at it.

Not so tricky for Larkin.

Rohan placed the eggs with his hand.

And worked on opening and closing.

Color matching.

Matching the colors wasn't that difficult. Fitting the pieces together was more of a challenge.

I intended this to be a bead-stringing-type activity. Beads, pipe cleaners with one end twisted, and flowers and leaves cut out of foam and cardstock.

Zahana turned this into a flower-making activity. "For you!" she said.

The flowers Zahana made.

"This is the period in which discipline becomes established: a form of active peace, of obedience and love, when work is perfected and multiplied, just as when the flowers in spring get their colors and prepare a distant harvest of sweet and nourishing fruit."
- Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind


  1. Very sweet!
    Amazing that she kept using the slippery tongs. I'd have given up and used my hands!

  2. Sarah, you seriously have a lot of cuteness going on in your house! What great little chefs and little creative souls. :)

  3. Great pictures! Zahana is so adorable. How can you stand the cuteness?! :)

  4. Those are really cute! I know a couple kids in my house who would like them. :)