With the weather a bit warm for fall, we’ve been spending more time outside and enjoying playing in the leaves before the cold weather gets here. Fall really is my favorite season, I love the change of colors, the wind, and cooler temperatures.
Fall reminds me of rest. It’s the calming down from the energy of summer before the silence of winter.
We’ve been collecting leaves, acorns, and other odds and ends that I wanted to use in our school environment. We’ve saved some for crafts and the rest for practical life.
Spooning Corn Kernels
Counting with Acorns
The first jar holds the marigold heads, the second jar is the seeds, and the third jar what needs to be thrown away.
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Love your trays! De-heading marigolds work is brilliant!
A lot of really creative ideas here. I like the foliage sorting idea. Too bad I didn’t think of doing anything like that when we had our fall sensory bin.
I love your fall-themed trays. The tweezing corn is wonderful, such a fun challenge for a child!
I love your autumn activities using objects from nature! De-heading marigolds is an awesome idea! I’m so glad you link up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow.
I love your idea of using natural items for free or very little cost. I tweeted your great ideas and also shared it on Montessori MOMents’ facebook page. You always have something wonderful to contribute to the online Montessori community. Thanks for that!
I just featured your post and spooning corn kernels photo in my Montessori-Inspired Corn Unit at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/11/17/montessori-inspired-corn-unit/.