Now that the weather is getting cooler, we are starting to really feel preparing for Christmas. There are even Christmas lights up on some houses! Practical Life activities are a great way involve kids with the process of preparing for Christmas. I want to share with you a helpful list of Practical Life activities you ask your children to do in your home as your family prepares for Christmas.
I love having my kids help around the house. That’s the beautiful part about having a Montessori home. So many opportunities for children to learn and grow through learning in the home.
When I first started my research on how to teach Montessori lessons to my children, I found Info Montessori. I really appreciate how they give a list of materials needed and a detailed description of how to give each lesson. Often there is a video. For each of the activities in this article, I linked to the Info Montessori lesson that corresponds to help you feel confident in teaching the lesson.
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Info Montessori Cleaning Tables
The Montessori Child At Home A Space to Work in the Kitchen
The Child Led Life kids working hard to keep their work space clean by cleaning their table.
Info Montessori Arranging Flowers
Kids Activities Blog Flower Arranging
Child Led Life kids as toddlers working on flower arranging.
Vibrant Wandering Flower Arranging
Info Montessori Sweeping Inside
Vanessa’s Mama’s Happy Hive Montessori Toddler in the Kitchen gives a great example of a toddler sweeping.
Trillium Montessori Montessori at Home with sweeping skills.
Setting the Table
Info Montessori Setting the Table
Living Montessori Now Table Setting
The Natural Homeschool Setting the Table
Greeting a Person
Info Montessori Greeting a Person
Living Montessori Now Thanksgiving Grace and Courtesy
All of the admins on CMN LOVE working in the kitchen with their kids. There are tons of wonderful practical life skills that happen while kids are cooking!
Here is our post on 15 Kid Friendly Autumn Recipes
Heather’s Golden Reflections Blog has a wonderful list of helpful practical life activities with helpful kitchen activities for preschoolers.
Jennifer created a whole new website to house all her wonderful kitchen ideas. Please visit In The Kids’ Kitchen for wonderful kids kitchen ideas.
Vanessa’s Mama’s Happy Hive Montessori Toddler in the Kitchen shows many ideas for toddlers in the kitchen.
My own post on the Child Led Life Kids Show How to Make Gingerbread Cookies.
Have fun preparing for Christmas with your kids!