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Montessori on a Budget: Holiday Edition Gift Guide!

Montessori on a Budget: Holiday Edition Gift Guide!

I have a holiday treat for you, a Montessori gift guide with sale items from Montessori Services (a local family owned business in my county, a Northern California county that was devastated by fires in October). I picked the top nine items to share with you that are under 15.00! These items are limited, so act fast! (Ships in the USA only.) Please note, if you make a purchase, I will get a small commission that I can use to get materials for my son next year, so thank you in advance for any purchases you make!

I Know How Seeds Grow, written and illustrated by Sophie Wolf, age eight, considers the growth cycle of seeds, remembering there is still a mystery behind all we know about them.  The small format (just 5½" square) and early reading level gives children easy access to big concepts. Spiral-bound paperback, 20 pages. Ages 5 - 9. Cost: 2.50

Chalk Art, 12 pieces vibrant sidewalk chalk from Faber-Castell. Cost 6.75. Regularly 8.00.

Merry Christmas Metal Cookie Cutters: Make baking, decorating, and sharing Christmas cookies a part of your seasonal celebration! These well-made metal cookie cutters keep their shape ensuring a clean cut. Beautifully gift-boxed, this set has six shapes ranging in size from 2½" – 3¾". Hand washing recommended. Ages 3+. Cost: 6.75. Regularly 7.95.
Judaic Holiday Metal Cookie Cutters: Make baking, decorating, and sharing holiday cookies a part of your seasonal celebrations! These well-made metal cookie cutters keep their shape, ensuring a clean cut. Cost: 6.75. Regularly 7.95.

The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice: Young children enjoy stories about how a range of cultures have recognized the winter solstice throughout history. “Mistletoe and holly hung in their homes because plants that survived the harsh winter were symbols of life.” The sun’s changing position in the sky is easy to perceive just before and after a solstice. “In China, over 3,000 years ago, astronomers measured shadows to determine the shortest day.” Hands-on projects and further resources will interest older readers. 38 pages. Ages 4+. Cost: 7.00. Regularly 8.95.

Child-Size Masterpieces ~ Level 2. For Steps, 1, 2, & 3. Cost: 8.00. Regularly 16.00. (Slightly damaged.)
Flower Garden Stainless Steel Drinking Bottle: A healthy choice for children and the environment! Children can easily open and close the cap and spout without help. This lightweight alternative to plastic conforms to or exceeds all U.S. and EU safety standards. Cost: 8.75. Regularly 10.95.
Color Clues for Vowel Sounds: Introduce these cards to students who already know the consonant sounds and the common digraphs (phonograms) but find vowel sounds challenging. Color-coding can be extremely helpful to children who are struggling to decode words. This material can be used as a temporary aid to help achieve success. Cost: 9.95. Regularly 19.95.

Outdoor Chalk Art Set From Faber-Castell: Set your child’s creativity free with this top-quality chalk art set. Let your young artists transform your driveway, sidewalk, or patio into glorious works of temporary art. After a rain or a wash, your child can start all over again! Cost: 10.95. Regularly 14.95.

If you want to see all the items on sale, use this link:

If you want to consider one of my books as a gift, visit my Amazon Author page

 I hope I made your Christmas holiday shopping a little easier! )

~Lisa Nolan

Photo credit: swetlanahasenj√§ger via / CC BY-NC-SA

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