Montessori Activity at Home using Recycled Bottle Caps for Easter
I absolutely love creating fun diy learning activities we can try at home using recycled items.
This Montessori activity we made this time around was really fun and entertaining.
All you need is 2-3 items for this and you are set and read to play and learn.
I’ll share below the items I used, how I put this diy kids activity together and what we used it for!
Note: For a quick and easy recycled cardboard box activity for learning about the ABC’s, check out this post right here!
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Recycled bottle caps (You can also purchase recycled bottle caps here)
Poster board for taping the bottle caps to (optional)
Scotch tape (optional)
What is a Montessori Activity?
A Montessori activity is an approach brought forth by Maria Montessori that is based on independent/group play and hands- on learning activities.
I love to use the Montessori method in teaching my 3 and 4 year olds how to learn to count, their colors, matching…
Note: For another really fun preschool learning activity, check out this one we did with counting chips!
How I set this simple and REALLY fun Montessori inspired learning activity..
These are the steps I took to create this epic recycled toy for my girls to learn:
I made sure I had a different colored bottle cap and that the bottle caps matched the colored pom poms I had on hand.
Then, I taped down the bottle caps onto a poster board/foam board and separated them equally.
Place your pom poms/wool balls in a basket or on the side of the board.
Add a fine motor tool for practicing on fine motor skills (optional)
You are ready to match the pom poms/wool balls with the correct colored bottle cap.
And, that’s really all there is to it!
Note: For a more advanced approach on this simple Montessori learning activity, you can try placing numbers on the bottle caps and then as you add a wool ball you can count and learn.
You can also add/subtract them..
What other fun learning games can you think of with pom poms and recycled bottle caps?
What are other Montessori activities?
Some examples of Montessori activities:
Daily skills like handwashing, pouring and scooping..
Diy self care station
Practical life ideas
Montessori spray bottle for watering flowers
And, these are some ideas that can be helpful in following the Montessori approach.
Have you ever tried a Montessori activity before? What did you try?
Leave me a comment down below letting me know.