Montessori-style projects are creative and fun, helping stimulate your child’s independence, confidence, and self-motivation. Here are some easy and explorative activities you can do today.
1.Scrap Alphabet- Build tactile skills by letting children glue fabric scraps to cardboard cut-outs of the alphabet. This activity builds up the muscles needed for writing/holding a pen or pencil.
2. Miniature Weaving- is an activity that will unleash an older child’s creativity.
3.Hammering- Kids go crazy for hammering activities. This is a beautiful preparation of building something with their hands. Perfect for fine motor exercise too.
4. Washing toys- Often toys are used outside and get dirty. This is a perfect opportunity for arranging a washing activity to clean toys. Children are usually very keen to follow a sequence of steps, such as filling in a jar with water, adding soap, scrubbing toy with a brush, dry the toy and pouring water out.
5. Treasure Hunt Sensory Play- Fill a bin with ice cubes, water or dried pantry goods like rice, beans or corn meal for a base. All that’s left to do is hide your treasure! Coins, figurines, repurposed caps, or letter magnets are great for scooping out with beach shovels, spoons, measuring cups, tongs or sifters! Increase focus and practice those fine motor skills!
6. Activities using Kitchen Tools- Let them try using simple kitchen tools like whisks, and other implements. There are so many options here that the list is endless. Set up a tray in a safe area of the kitchen and watch him get to work!
7. Leaf Sweep- Does your kid love cleaning? Here is a really simple activity to help your child practise to sweep purposefully, so that when they make a mess they can actually help tidy it up! Stick some tape in a square on the floor to designate the area they need to sweep the items into. This gives them direction and an aim. You can use any objects, we used some artificial leaves but Lego’s or any little toys would work just as well.
8. Gardening- Gardening is a very valuable skill to impart to the younger generation and kids are usually glad to help in all aspects – planting seeds, watering flowers and taking care of the plants!