Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Art with Bluebonnets

April 4th, 2019

   Art with Bluebonnets

Since spring has arrived here in Texas, bluebonnets will be popping around everywhere. To celebrate their arrival, we will be making these cute bluebonnet finger art. It is as simple as drawing a green line and dotting the line with blue finger dots. It’s simple, but we love this hands on craft! If your child does not like the feeling of paint on his or her fingers, q-tips can be used. Happy spring and happy crafting!

 

Spring Cleaning

March 1st, 2019

     Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a great time to have your child help with indoor and outdoor cleaning!  Have your child help get the garden ready for spring planting. Children love to get their hands dirty! Invite your child to dig up the weeds and rake the garden beds! It’s such a great way to get your child outdoors for some fresh air and for fun while learning about plant life! ☘️

Plenty of Pumpkins

October 12th, 2018

 October is the perfect month to teach your children about  pumpkins! There is so much you can learn with pumpkins!

 

Practical Life: Exercise their fine motor skills by pin pricking a pumpkin or snipping and gluing orange construction strips on a paper plate.

 

Sensorial: Make a pumpkin sensory bag! Cut open a pumpkin. Fill a large ziplock bag with the insides of the pumpkin. Let the children feel and see the seeds and the pulp!

 

Language: Read a favorite pumpkin story to the kids and let them take turns acting out the story.

 

Cultural/Science:

  1. Does a pumpkin sink or float?
  2. What is the life cycle of a pumpkin. How does a pumpkin grow?

 

Math:  

  1. Weigh a pumpkin.
  2. Measure around the pumpkin using a piece of yarn.

 

Art: Finally, have your child paint a silly face on a pumpkin and display it in your house!

 

A Blog by Anne Orcutt

 

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Spring is the perfect time for learning about the plant life!

April 26th, 2017

 Spring is the perfect time for learning about the plant life!

Last week,  it was a planting day at Montessori Country Day School in Flower Mound. Each child brought a plant from home. Parents and teachers helped the children to plant their flowers and vegetables in the garden. Children are taking care of their plants, watering them and watching their growth! What a fun way to learn about botany!

To learn more about our exciting toddler activities , visit www.mcountryday.com or check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/mcountryday.

 

Spring Cleaning

March 21st, 2017

 Spring is upon us! Now is a great time to clean out those closets and our toy boxes!  But cleaning with kids in the house, sometimes feels like brushing your teeth while eating chocolate cake. Rather than feeling defeated, have your little ones help to box up gently used clothes and toys for those who need them. MCountryDay, recently donated over a dozen coats to the Salvation Army and our students had a great time making their contributions to the community.

Toddlers love to help, and feel great pride in their accomplishments!  You’ll be surprised at how enthusiastic they are to assist!

When cleaning and helping to pick up is part of the daily routine, kids catch on and realize they are an important part of contributing to the household running smooth and neatly. It’s also a great way to have your child exercise their practical life skills and to feel good about themselves by giving to others! To learn more about Montessori methods, visit www.mcountryday.com or check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/mcountryday