1 | Transferring with Tongs is by far our #1 favorite practical life material in our Montessori homeschool. I’ve changed it out time-and-time again to match all sorts of themes and it’s always the one they pick first and do over-and-over again. Even my son who is technically too old for this type of work loves to do it.
2 | Flower Arranging is a very inexpensive tray to put together and it’s so beautiful on the shelf. My children love to make a “bouquet” for me and I love to receive them. Asher started this work before he could even walk. Come to think about it…I think it’s almost time to get this out for Lila.
3 | Matching Containers with Lids is an easy tray to put together and you could even thrift all of the containers. This one would keep my boys busy for a long time and it’s a great one to alter to fit different ages. For example, only give 2 containers at a time to a toddler or 7 containers to a 3 or 4 year-old.
4 | Setting the Table is an excellent skill to teach your little people. I purchased this plastic place mat at Target and traced around the setting placement with a sharpie marker. Later, have them set the table for you at lunch or dinner. Then, you have a little helper too!
5 | Did you know it’s easier to cut playdough than paper? Have them start on playdough first and graduate to paper. Cutting is a great skill for them to master before Kindergarten.
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Now it’s your turn to share your Friday Five. It can be Practical Life ideas or anything else you are feeling at the moment. I’m still struggling with WordPress and installing the InLinkz plugin so please share your link in the comments and I’ll add it to my post. Right now Asher is running a 103.7 fever so I’m choosing to snuggle him and figure it out later. I hope you’ll link up next week when we do Friday Five: Science Edition. Have a great weekend!!!