FREE Montessori Based Spring Activities For Kids
Simply because the homeschool year is wrapping up, that doesn’t mean your children’s education has to. We’re proud to bring you these free Montessori based activities for kids to work on reading, language, math and more this month.
"Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does the May activity pack help your child grow?
With Montessori works and reading great books
And flower crafts all in a row!"
Educational Activities For Kids To Help Your Child Bloom
Here at ShillerLearning, we want for nothing more than to see kids love learning. Many of our families homeschool year round, or have a special summer school. If you’ve been looking for something free and fun to do, this pack is perfect for you. We’ve included some classic Montessori works, as well as a few fun arts and crafts. This pack is all about flowers, gardens, birds, and getting outside. We’re certain these activities will help your kids bloom right on into summer!
- Reading Comprehension
In this month’s pack, we’ve included two works based on The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. These are both designed to help with reading comprehension. Six additional books are included on a book list, these same works could be applied to each book. Or download a few audio books and enjoy listening to them while you work on making Washi tape flowers and arranging fresh-cut flowers. Reading comprehension is something children sometimes struggle with and is certainly a skill we hope these free activity packs will help with.
- Scheduling This Pack
Figuring out how to schedule these packs, especially outside of “normal” school time can be tricky for some families. We have over 15 Montessori works in this pack. A couple of suggestions would be to have a “nature study” day one day a week this summer where your family takes a nature hike to find flowers for the pressed flower work, and completes a couple additional works afterward. Another option would be to have all of these works prepared and save them for rainy or hot afternoons. Several of these works would be great to use in the car on trips, or to have available to keep kids entertained while running errands or at a restaurant- especially the lacing cards! If you have a Montessori shelf set up, place these activities for your kids out along with the books on the booklist to enjoy seeing them reading and learning about flowers.
- Additional Suggestions For Kids And Parents
Purchasing a local flower guide, or visiting a state park or agricultural center at a local university would be a great field trip this month. It would be a fun way to learn about local wildflowers and help your children identify them. Local herbal apothecaries and community groups often host foraging walks, where you can learn about local edible plants and how to prepare them.
- Parents might enjoy reading the following books:
The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley
Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman
As Maria Montessori herself said,
“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning.”
We hope this pack will encourage you to enjoy and learn more about the great outdoors. Plus this month’s pack is just as free as fresh air and sunshine! So download it now and start reading with your child before the summer passes you by!
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Amanda is a former Montessori teacher who is now homeschooling her only child, a seven-year-old boy. Her family resides in an Airstream that is parked in Washington. She loves Washington's outdoor opportunities. When she’s not schooling, she also blogs at TreehouseDaily.com, works as a Virtual Assistant and loves reading and creating hand-lettering pieces.