When you make your next pie, show your child how to pinch the crust to flute the edge of the pie. Here is a great video to show you how to do this. This is a fun and tasty practical life skill for your chef in training.
The formation of the earth is part of Montessori’s Great Lessons. Here is a newsletter that could be used as a key lesson idea. There are free printouts too.
Sunflower before the rain.
Here are how my sunflowers grew in pots
They did really well in this hot and wild climate.
I use all the leftover ketchup packages from restaurants as wonderful copper and brass polish. Ketchup is a non-toxic way children can polish copper for Montessori practical life skills. The packages don’t dry up and are ready to use. Make a tray with the ketchup packages in a small basket, a damp piece of sponge for cleaning, a copper ornament and a duster for polishing the cleaned object. I find that you need to wash the ketchup off the cleaned piece with soapy, warm water and then rinse well.