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Montessori-Inspired Spring Activities For Preschoolers

Montessori-Inspired Spring Activities For Preschoolers

Spring represents a season of growth and renewal, making it a perfect time to introduce new and exciting activities that highlight the wonders of the changing seasons to your child's educational journey. These Montessori-inspired spring activities emphasize creativity, independence, and hands-on learning, all of which are vital for your child's development. As the temperature rises and spring flowers begin to bloom, get outside with your little one and have fun with these Montessori-inspired activities.

Springtime Fun The Montessori Way

Gardening is a great way to teach your child about plant growth, nature, and responsibility. Start by selecting a small pot or a raised bed and allow your child to pick out some seeds or plants to grow. Show them how to plant the seeds or transplant the plants, and encourage them to take responsibility for watering and monitoring their growth. Not only will your child enjoy watching their plants grow, but they will also learn valuable lessons about responsibility and patience.

Nature Walks
Nature walks are a wonderful way to explore the great outdoors and learn about the world around us. Take your child on a nature walk and encourage them to use their senses to observe their surroundings. Point out different plants, flowers, and animals that you encounter on the walk. Bring along a magnifying glass or binoculars to help them get a closer look at their surroundings. After the walk, encourage your child to draw or paint what they saw or create a nature journal to document their observations.

Springtime Sensory Bins
Sensory bins are a great way to encourage sensory exploration and play-based learning. Create a spring-themed sensory bin by filling a container with items such as dried flowers, bird feathers, grass, and small toys such as plastic insects or animals. Encourage your child to explore the bin using their hands, feet, or even their sense of smell. Talk to them about the different textures and colours they discover and ask them to describe their sensory experience.

Art Projects
Art is a wonderful way to promote creativity and self-expression in preschoolers. Create a spring-themed art project by providing your child with materials such as tissue paper, construction paper, and watercolours. Encourage them to create a spring scene, such as a field of flowers or a tree with new buds. You can also incorporate recycled materials, such as egg cartons or toilet paper rolls, to create a three-dimensional project.

Science Experiments
Science experiments are a great way to promote curiosity and critical thinking skills in preschoolers. Create a plant science experiment by filling a clear plastic cup with soil and planting a seed inside. Place the cup in a sunny spot and encourage your child to observe the plant as it grows. Talk to them about the different stages of growth and ask them to make predictions about what will happen next. You can also create experiments that explore the effects of different factors on plant growth, such as light, water, and soil.

Cooking Activities
Cooking activities are a great way to promote practical life skills and healthy eating habits in preschoolers. Create a spring-themed cooking activity by making a fruit salad or a vegetable stir-fry using seasonal produce such as strawberries, asparagus, or spinach. Encourage your child to help with tasks such as washing and cutting the produce or measuring ingredients. Talk to them about the nutritional benefits of the foods they are using and encourage them to try new flavours and textures.

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Explore Spring The Montessori Way

Montessori-inspired spring activities for preschoolers provide a fun and engaging way for children to learn and explore. By engaging in these activities with your child, you are promoting hands-on learning, sensory exploration, and creativity. You are also helping to develop important skills like responsibility, independence, and critical thinking, foundational skills to help your child thrive. So, take advantage of the warm weather and explore the great outdoors with your child by gardening, going on nature walks, creating sensory bins, engaging in art projects, conducting science experiments, and cooking activities. These activities will not only provide your child with a fun and meaningful way to learn, but they also give you the opportunity to learn and grow together. 

If you are interested in learning more about your options for preschool programs and the benefits of a Montessori Preschool, or for more information on Grey Matter Montessori preschool registration, contact us to book a time for a school tour at our NW Calgary location. We are accessible just off of Symons Valley Parkway in the NW community of Evanston. Call us for more info on our Calgary Montessori preschool programming at 587-707-4739.

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Q: Is there a checklist of things my child must know before attending preschool?
A: At Grey Matter Montessori in Calgary, we value the differences that make each child unique. If your child is aged 3-6 they may be ready to begin to explore learning and we are ready to facilitate it. Learn more about exploring your child’s readiness for preschool here

Q: Is spring the best time to register my child for the upcoming school year?
A: Grey Matter Montessori has ongoing registration and even offers advanced registrations (up to two years). Contact our office for more information on the upcoming school year and register as early as possible to ensure availability for your desired days and times.

Q: What times and days of the week does the program run?
A: We find that at this young age, 3 hours is the perfect amount of time for our students to maximize learning. Your child can attend either a morning class (8:30am-11:30am) or the afternoon class (12:30pm-3:30pm). We also recommend the 5 days per week program as our students benefit the most from the routine of coming to school every day. However, if this option doesn’t work for your schedule, we offer 2 days or 3 days per week as well.

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