Montessori Activities at Home

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We all want to help with the education of our children, and what better way than to engage in Montessori activities at home? These activities are fun, can involve the whole family, and are a sure-fire way to help with our kids’ development. With a few basic materials, you can make the home a great learning environment.

Even if your child is not in a Montessori school, you can bring the benefits of this type of education into your home.

Simple materials, creative activities, and letting your child discover the world independently are all it takes. Mom and dad are there to observe and guide, but with most of these activities, they can definitely join in the fun right alongside the little ones.

Here are five Montessori activities you can do at home:

Using knobless colored cylinders, you can have your child create designs or patterns, perhaps even forming the first letter of each family member’s name (if your child already knows his/her letters). Your child can also stack them on top of each other, creating towers. The manipulation of these cylinders will help with sensory development. Kids love building and creating and they will be tapping into their imagination as they play and learn.

The Montessori bells are a great way to stimulate your child’s musical sense. The twenty-six bells have different tones and you and your child can spend tons of time playing around with them, creating unique melodies as your child learns to distinguish between the tones. Kids love musical sounds of all types and the bells will fascinate them. This can be combined with the use of drums and maracas, among other instruments, to engage the children into making music.


counting games with flower petals. Or, best of all, simply go for a nature walk and talk with your children about all the beautiful shapes, colors and patterns that you find on your way.

As I said at the beginning of this article, simple materials, creative activities, and letting your child discover the world independently are all it takes for you to bring the Montessori approach into your own home.

It is easy to do, and this wholesome–and holistic–educational philosophy will absolutely contribute to your kids’ development into happy and confident human beings. And isn’t that what the world needs most of all?

Montessori Matt

About Montessori Matt

I'm convinced the Montessori Method is the best way to support learning and development in children. So I started to help parents find fun, creative Montessori activities they can do with their children right at home, using Montessori toys and other Montessori materials you can buy online for a fraction of the cost of Montessori school tuition.

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