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Easy Montessori Food Prep for Toddlers

I am excited to share with you 4 easy steps to have your toddler help make their own snack! We love having the kids in the kitchen with us and helping them make their own snack is heaven to a busy mom's schedule. Today we had a banana, but this will work for any fruit or vegetable that does not need to be cooked. Enjoy!


DIY Montessori Snake Game

Hi!! Its me again :) Jennifer from Naniheart! I'm very happy to be guest blogging again for Montessori on a budget! I hope you guys like what I'm about to show you. :)

I recently created a Introduction to Subtraction game for my daughter, Princess. We've used it a lot this month, she's getting quite skilled at simple subtraction. It's no secret that we are Montessori influenced in our home school, so I decided to make the subtraction/negative snake game. This game will hold her mathematical curiosity a bit longer. If you need a tutorial on how to make these bead bars/stairs please check out my previous posts: DIY Montessori beads, & Positive Snake Game.

Material list:
* Containers for your beads
* 10 bead bar
* Exchange bead stair
* Negative bead stair
* Colored bead stair

Montessori and Art Appreciation

I would like to start out by saying, I am by know means an artist. I can however appreciate and love art. I decided  to set up the sun room this week for the boys to explore ART. Everyday we read books on different types of art, for example Impressionist (Van Gogh, and Monet), Portraits (Leonardo da Vinci), and Modernist (Matisse). Then I allowed them to explore, create, and express themselves through their art.
I set up the easel and the children's table with several different kinds of art supplies. I wanted the boys to have free range and explore the books, paints, pastels, and paper. I had art books set around on the table, bookcases and in the easel, as well as art cards which I printed out and laminated.
I am NO artist: Montessori and art appreciationMontessori in the Kitchen {Montessori on a Budget}
Some of our favorite artist books for kids can be found by clicking the link below.
 "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series" By Mike Venezia

Where to Find Inexpensive Montessori Materials by Teresa of Montessori by Mom



In the classroom, and while trying to use the Montessori method at home, keeping a child’s interest is critical. I found that I often had to change activities and find ways to keep them interesting. I didn’t have the budget to constantly buy things from big Montessori stores, so I got creative!

Where To Look

I learned that there are many places available to find inexpensive materials for Montessori jobs, you just need to know where to look. Here’s a list of places where I’ve found treasures:

Easy Montessori Activities at Home

Montessori is a philosophy developed by an inspirational educator named Maria Montessori. It has been around since the late 1800's and thrives even more so today. The Montessori approach truly focuses on the whole child. 
The idea of giving children free range (free to choose) from "prepared activities" in the home, is our focus today. So come along and see, just how easy it can be.  

The role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all of his potential. ~ Maria Montessori


Montessori By Mom was developed by Nathan and Teresa Hadsall, two teachers whose goal is to empower parents to become educators with unique Montessori activities.
 I LOVE THAT MISSION!  


Montessori By Mom is Everything you need to focus on fun and learning. You will not have to worry about research, getting prepared, or any DIY materials. 
This is perfect for everyone that loves Montessori.

DIY Montessori Sensory Materials: Colored Rice


Making Montessori materials is so much fun! Colored rice is something you can use in a myriad of activities for your Montessori home. It is an easy homemade project your little ones at most any age will love to help you complete.
Photo by Marie Mack

Montessori Spring Cleaning: Cleaning Bird Feeders

The weather lately has not helped my spring cleaning mood, but I know it is right around the corner! I love having my kids help with the cleaning around the house and spring is just another opportunity to help them learn about all things that we can make look fresh and new with a little elbow grease.

While we visited my children's grandparents this week we noticed their hummingbird feeder needed a little love. We can't forget about our feathered friends during all our Montessori spring activities!
Photo by Marie Mack 
"The unknown energy that can help humanity is that which lies hidden in the child."  
      ~ Maria Montessori 

Let's Get SOCIAL!

Join our Montessori Facebook *group* here and like our Montessori Facebook *page* here! Follow our Montessori on a Budget board on Pinterest here and sign our email list to get updates for when our book comes out, plus book giveaways and special events!