Monday, December 1, 2008

orange pomanders

This is one of my favorite seasonal lessons
to do with the children.

Orange pomanders smell divine
require fine motor control.

In a room full of 3-year-olds, what more could you ask for?

First, the child pokes a hole.

Montessori-in-Such makes a classy puncher.
Check it out here.

We prefer to use corn cob holders
with one prong broken off
around here. :)

A push pin or a toothpick would work, too.

The child then pushes a clove
into the hole in the orange.

Repeat as necessary.

I eavesdropped in on X-tine and this particular little one working on the orange pomander in our classroom. The little one asked, "Can I do another one?" X-tine, "Yes." Poke. Push. "Can I do another one?" X-tine, "Yes." Poke. Push. "Can I do anther one?" X-tine, " You can do as many as you'd like!"
And, she did. :)

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