We are talking all about Montessori sensory activities inside of the Montessori Learning Center this month! Our focus is on using sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing to explore and learn naturally. In this article, you’ll find 23 activity ideas to get you going!
You do NOT need to have fancy materials or messy bins to make this happen!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’re probably already practicing Montessori and you don’t even know it!
This definitely goes for sensory activities! If you have taken your child on a walk, for play at the beach, or just allow them to crawl or run around in your backyard then you have done some sensory activities already!
Here are 23 fun and easy sensory activity ideas for your 0-3-year-old to get started with today! Montessori Sensorial Activities at Home Montessori has 5 key curriculum areas; practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, and culture. Sensorial lessons specifically work towards developing all five senses. These five senses are tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory senses. ( Free Printable )
Your child is experiencing Montessori sensorial activities all day long! Don’t overthink these activities and don’t think you need all the fancy materials or messy bins to do sensory work in your home! When a child’s senses are fulfilled with sensorial experiences and work, it helps them become more logical, perceptive, and aware.
As an added bonus with Montessori many different themes can be incorporated into one activity.
Take food prep for example, while this activity is actually considered a practical life activity it still has many other topics included. Smelling, tasting, seeing, hearing, and touching the food are all part of food prep so it can also be considered a sensory activity. You can also talk about squeezing the lemon, that the lemon is sour, and that the lemon is juicy, which includes a language component.
As you can see some Montessori activities can truly provide a full spectrum of themes for you and your child to explore together. Making the Montessori much easier than you may have expected!
What Montessori activities have you tried with your child? Let us know in the comments!
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