Monday, 6 June 2011

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Montessori Acitvity: Nature-Themed Mystery Bags


Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 5 - 10 minutes

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Objective(s):

1. To gives your child a fun way to practise in identifying and naming objects only through the sense of touch.

Materials:

1. 2 identical drawstring bags.

2. 2 sets of 5 different items from nature such as a leave, a stone, a pine cone, a hazelnut and a seashell.

Directions:

1. Get your child to hold one bag and you hold the other.

2. Put your hand inside your bag and select one of the items, bring it out, show it to him and say the name of the item.

3. Ask him to put his hands inside his bag and try to find the same shape, using only his sense of touch. He is not allowed to look inside the bag.

Additional Information:

J (2Y3M0D) tried this game yesterday with Daddy FECS, and he enjoyed it. He managed to take out the correct item.

References:

- Montessori Play and Learn by Lesley Britton

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