A collage of some of the Montessori Practical Life activities in our classrooms. Practical life activities build a foundation on which the children will grow and carry over into the other areas of the classroom, and over in to their every day life. The Montessori Practical Life exercises respond to the need for Order, Movement, Sensorial Exploration and a Child's Love of Work. Practical Life activities feed their natural desire to work, and play an active role in their environment.
Montessori Practical Life Activity - putting rubber bands on a rubber ball. Great fine motor practice. It's also great to familiarize children with using rubber bands. Such a unique texture. @wmswms (Westside Montessori School, Vancouver, BC)
Montessori practical life activities are designed to prepare children to become fully functioning members of society. Each step of this flower arranging practical life activity for kids (picking flowers, pouring water, cutting flowers, arranging flowers) is a practical life skill that paves the way to independence and the development of logical thought. Kids Activities | Learning Activity for Kids | Practical Life Skills
Cutting a banana Montessori practical life activity is a introductory lesson in food preparation for kids. Activities like this help toddlers develop self-confidence and self-sufficiency in the kitchen, make preschoolers feel like they are making a contribution at home, and helps elementary aged kids build confidence and skills. An easy homeschool learning activity that only takes minutes to set up. Try it today!
YouTube video and resources for preparing a Montessori banana cutting practical life activity for toddlers; part of the 31 Days of Kids' Kitchen Activities series; post includes the permanent Montessori Monday collection
Squeezing an orange Montessori practical life activity is an easy first exercise in at home food preparation for kids. Kitchen learning activities help toddlers develop self-confidence and self-sufficiency in the kitchen, make preschoolers and kindergarteners feel like they are making a contribution at home, and help elementary aged kids develop cooking skills.