Montessori Monday~ "H" is for Halloween!

Well this week I am {finally} getting to putting out {and making} our Halloween trays! Yes I know that I am way behind, but that was how it went this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you really like my ideas, just Pintrest them for next year! This of course means that it is “H” week here, and the girls are loving all the holiday fun! Here are some pictures of the trays that I have out this week:

Sorting spider and bat rings with a clothes pin.

Pouring Beads

Spooning Corn

Pencil Craft
{the kit came from JoAnn Fabrics!}

Pumpkin Matching

Tossing Bean Bags into the bucket

Open and Close with candy corn.
{My hope was that Tadpole would be so intereted in getting the candy that he would sit still for a bit! ;)}

Roll the dice and make a Jack-o-Lantern
So today was the first day the kids got to work with all the new trays and they worked for quite a while and even hit some really great practical life work that got my basement cleaned! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I thought it was great how hard they worked and I think that we are getting into a good routine together! Bunny and Bug are showing some good progress and I think that they are absorbing the information! I love that sometimes the learning happens without being able to see it! Here are few of the things that we did today!
Here is Bug spooning corn.
ย She was really attracted to the small containers with a lid.

Here is Bunny playing the Jack-o-Lantern game.

Here is Bug matching the pumpkins

Here is Tadpole trying the spooning.
He didn’t get them all in the cup, but he tried it and even picked up some of the ones he spilled! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was a hard work for the kids, but they all tried it!

I got out the circle, oval, and ovoid metal insets out for the girls to make pumpkins!
These are pretty tricky for both Bug and Pup, so any time I can encourage them to try them I do!
They loved making Pumpkins though! Bug was especially proud of her work!

Here is Bug’s Pumpkin up close and the black is the pumpkin’s face! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also encouraged Bunny to write some Halloween words.
ย I drew the pictures and she wrote the words all on her own!

She did all of these and she did them alone! I did help with pumpkin a bit since it was really long and she has harder time when the word is long.ย I am so proud that she was able to do them all! She is defiantly in the sensitive period for writing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

She even wrote a few more words that I forgot! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bug “poofed” the letter sounds again! She did amazing job and she remembered the pretty well! We are still in the second stage of the three part lesson, but I think she will get to the third part soon! She even matched the objects to their correct beginning sounds! Yeah for Bug!

She even traced out new letter with serious deliberation!

After all that hard work, she played some games!

Bunny moved on to candy corn subtraction. She did a ton of problems and she did a great job! I let her eat a few candy corn when she was done! That always makes math better! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is her “trick” paper! Everything equaled two and she thought it was funny!

We even had a nice grace and courtesy lesson!
ย Bunny offered everyone candy and I prompted the others to say thank you!

Tadpole knocks things over and dumps things out ALOT! In fact its his favorite thing to do! He doesn’t usually pick things up however, and we are working on that. He knocked Pink Tower over today and I asked him to pick it up, and he did! Did pretty well too! I managed to grab a quick pic of his work before he knocked it over again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The next thing I let the kids to was scrub the table. It needed it so badly and they LOVED doing it! I have never gotten out a scrub brush since that isn’t how I clean most things. But all the Montessorians out there say its about the process of the scrubbing. Let me tell you, it used alot of muscles that the kids don’t use much! All of them thought it was hard! It was great fun though and it inspired some more cleaning!!!! We got all the basement cleaned and it looked amazing!

Even Tadpole got into the spirit of it all! He was pretty proud of climbing on the stool all by himself!

๏ปฟSo that was our day! It was so busy and followed up by some amazing trick or treating! Great holiday fun! If you want to see more amazing Montessori work, please check out Montessori Monday over at Living Montessori Nowย and One Hook Wonder!
I also add this to the TGIF Linky Party at Living Life Intentionally!