Saturday 3 September 2011


Montessori Activity: Buckling Belt

Age: 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 5 minutes


1. To train fine motor skills.
2. To teach the concept of buckling in a logical and targeted way.


1. 1 old belt with plastic buckle
2. Something to buckled on such as a pillow or cushion.


1. Show your child how to undo the buckle and buckle it around the cushion.

2. Encourage your child to try.


Supervise closely as the long belt can be dangerous.

Additional Information:

Last night, Daddy FECS and I were cleaning out our shelf and we wanted to throw away this old belt, but it was screaming out "Montessori, use me! Use me!" I thought before we throw it away, I will turn it into a Montessori activity teaching buckling. I am excited to try this activity with J!

Updates 5.9.2011 (2Y6M0D):

J tried this today. He was very impatient as usual and couldn't wait for me to demonstrate it. I had to show him in between his trials. He was very persistent and really enjoyed it. He buckled and unbuckled the belt until he was a pro at it. Once he became good at it, the novelty was gone, and thus we are finished with this Montessori activity. He now knows how to buckle and buckle a belt with no problem.

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