We are all feeling overwhelmed with the thought of teaching preschool/school at home or just keeping our kiddos entertained each and everyday. I want to help by giving you some activities that you can do in the comfort of your own home and keep your kiddos learning while we are all stuck indoors. Each day we begin the day with circle time and do morning songs that include the days of the week, months of the year and numbers. We practice our numbers, letters and shapes along with many other things.
Something that I do in my class that the kids love is objects. I find several objects that match with our letter of the week and do a variety of activities with the kids. Here is an activity you can do with objects in your own home. Simply write a letter on a index card or find a letter lying around the house. Have your children go on a scavenger hunt to find objects that start with that letter or have them match objects that you choose for them.
Legos are something many of us have lying around and I found this fun idea to work on sensory, counting and number recognition. Simply write numbers on your legos and have your children count by putting them in the correct order. You can make it more difficult by adding in addition or subtraction.
We use the moveable alphabet for many different activities like letter sounds, reading, spelling, and site words. You can download your own moveable alphabet PDF here.
We are always practicing how to spell/write our name! We have some different options for students to use in the classroom. We use sentence strips with tracing paper, a name tracing worksheet and some of our students just practice on their own. Here is a link below to create your own name tracing worksheet. This is a great way for children to continue practicing their name!
CLICK HERE: Name Tracing Printable
Cutting exercises are great for practicing children's fine motor skills! I have included some printables by Ang At Home.
Here you can find some children's scissors for a little over a dollar if you do not already have them at home.
CLICK HERE: Children's Scissors
Sensory and practical life are very popular in our Montessori classroom! Here are some super simple, creative and fun activities to do with your littles. Get creative with what you have laying around the house!
I hope that some of these ideas are helpful and keep your littles entertained!
We can't wait to see you all soon!