Montessori On A Budget is lovely. Check out the great spindle box idea.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Use Shopping Bags Instead of Gift Wrapping
My sister used pretty, reusable shopping bags as gift bags last year. It was like receiving two gifts!
Bring them when you shop and cut down on your throw away bags or reuse them again for your holiday giving.
Quick and Easy Nativity
You can make a nativity scene from many recycled items. This is a wonderful way to make a nativity craft from Popsicle sticks.
Use your creativity and make yours from spools, pots, spoons, paper cups and other reusable items from home.
Make Your Own Play Kitchen
This is a wonderful idea for a play kitchen stove and sink using a recycled cabinet and your creativity! This one is cheap and cheerful!
Great Education Resource
Pinterest.com is a great education resource for parents and teachers. Check out the site for great recipes, handwork and much more!
Pre-Reading Holiday Matching Object Cards
Make Montessori reading cards and use objects to match the cards this holiday. This is a great activity for a child who can not read or is an early reader.
For example, print out this bulb, print with colored paper or color it. Label the card with the word “bulb” and find an actual bulb and let your child match it to the card. This is a wonderful first step in understanding the process of reading.
About.com has many more Christmas printouts for this activity. Use items you have at home to make a set of cards and objects to match.
Holiday Reading Cards
Make Montessori type reading cards for the holiday and New Years. You can use old greeting cards, pictures from calendars and magazines to make exciting cards.
Also, you can use printouts online. I like DLTK’S and Activity Village.
Holiday Three Part Cards