Author: montessorisoul

Author: montessorisoul

Multiplication and Times Tables – Fun Montessori Style
May 10, 2017 Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Freya is starting to learn her times tables at school.  I remember hating this as a child and thinking it was pointless!  I now know the importance of it – but still remember my own struggles so I have been trying to make it as fun and easy for Freya as possible. I saw this

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DIY Braille feely blocks – Sensory Fun
April 15, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

I have been meaning to make this activity for ages.  Freya and Seb have really enjoyed it this morning and I was very surprised how well they could actually recognise the letters. We have really enjoyed this magical book called ‘The black book of colour’. #affiliate We have also enjoyed a book called ‘Mole’s Sunrise’ Both

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Slime Bubbles – UK recipe Borax Free
April 14, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We have been playing with Slime for the past two days.  Lots of fun, fine motor and this time we added in straws which the children have been blowing bubbles with!  Its been great for controlling breath. We whipped up a batch of Borax Free slime (Recipe available here) and added some straws #affiliate We have had

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Sun Safety for Kids with UV Bracelets
April 10, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

We all know how important it is to teach our kids about staying safe in the sun.  Since a young age we have talked about this with Freya and Seb.  Sometimes though it is hard for them to see when we need to put on suncream.  How can they tell when UV isn’t visible?  Well

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DIY Bird Feeders in 5 Minutes!
April 4, 2017 Family Life, Forest Schools montessorisoul

We have started to learn about the birds in our garden and we decided we wanted to try and encourage some more! A quick trip to the local supermarket and we got some bird seed and dried worms!  (Much to Seb’s delight!)  You can also order these on amazon http://amzn.to/2nAI4vG #affiliate. We have been using these free

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Top Tips for lighting fires the Forest School Way
April 2, 2017 Forest Schools, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

Lighting fires the forest school way! I have learnt alot in my forest school training.  Who knew that you could use pixie pillows (cotton wool), dragons snot (vaseline, although this wasn’t allowed during my assessment) and dragons breath (from a fire steel).  But, what I have really learnt is how to make a good controlled

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Easter Egg Pinata
March 19, 2017 Family Life, Teaching Ideas montessorisoul

  We had so much fun making this Easter Egg Pinata for an event at school.  It was really popular there too! I was inspired by a post from Studio DIY for DIY Egg Popper Tree.   I have adapted this idea slightly though – see details below. To make this Pinata you will need the following.

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Valentines Slime UK Ingredients 
February 2, 2017 Family Life montessorisoul

We’ve been playing and adapted our slime for Valentine’s Day – what says I love you more than… Slime! We played around with the recipe a bit and tested them out. We made one Slime which was more like a silly putty. The second was super stretchy and Freya and Seb preferred this stretching it

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Seb’s 6th Birthday Lego Party
January 4, 2017 Family Life montessorisoul

I LOVE Pinterest. If am am planning anything, a party, a lesson, a sewing project, I will always make a board and search for ideas and inspiration. If you are interested my Pinterest board is pinterest.com/montessorisoul. But back to Seb’s birthday. The boy is obsessed with Lego so it was an easy option to do

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Seb’s 6th Birthday Lego Party
January 4, 2017 Uncategorized montessorisoul

I LOVE Pinterest. If am am planning anything, a party, a lesson, a sewing project, I will always make a board and search for ideas and inspiration. If you are interested my Pinterest board is pinterest.com/montessorisoul. But back to Seb’s birthday. The boy is obsessed with Logo so it was an easy option to do

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