by Laura Berthiaume January 22, 2022 4 min read
Some weekends you just need an organized activity or two to burn off some energy and prevent the house from getting turned upside down.
Below are 10 of our favourite winter Montessori activities with very little to no prep work required.
I hope this provides some inspiration for your weekend!
Benefits: Teaches care of the outdoor environment, develops gross motor skills, uses “maximum effort”, and it's a great activity for burning excess energy.
Benefits: Spray bottles or squirt bottles strengthen fine motor skills. If you decide to use multiple colours, the child will have an opportunity to explore colour mixing, develop creative expression, and it’s just a lot of fun.
Benefits: Sensory bins provide a great opportunity for sensorial exploration. A snow sensory bin encourages scientific exploration - talk about what happens when the snow begins to melt indoors.
This is also a great activity for children who are reluctant to play outside in the snow (introducing it inside first, where it’s warm and comfortable, may entice them to want to play outside). This is also a great activity for getting children to come inside (when you want to go inside but they don’t). If they don’t want to come inside, tell them they can bring the snow inside, give them a small shovel and they can scoop up the snow into the bin themselves.
Benefits: Independence. It also gives the child some extra practice (getting out the door can often be hectic, this activity allows child to go at their own pace while they figure out how to put the winter items on).
Benefits: Develops focus and hand eye coordination.
Benefits: Develop creativity, develop precise hand movements while using glue.
*For children comfortable using scissors.
Benefits: Develop creativity, as well as fine motor and scissor skills.
Benefits: Building the snowman develops gross motor skills, teaches cooperation (parent and child working together), and teaches different parts of the body.
Benefits: Develops gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Benefits: Develops gross motor and problem solving skills.
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