Friday, September 18, 2009

busy hands

using tweezers
to pluck seeds from a sunflower
{we'll toast the seeds and eat them for a snack}

finishing up a bracelet made from
cut straws and a pipe cleaner

play dough!

using gentle hands to admire
fragile objects

reading and writing /ee/ words
{long vowel e}

constructing a tower with
the knobless cylinders
{big to little}

2 friends building short vowel words
with the movable alphabet
{I love this photo}
See those little yellow pouches?
There's one for each vowel
{a, e, i, o, u}
Each pouch has
three ever-changing objects
that share the same middle, short-vowel sound.
I made the blue felt on the right last year...
it's just a rectangle of blue felt
embroidered {ish}
to mimic the lines on
beginning writing paper.

{Let me know if you'd like instructions to make one of your own!}


  1. Love, love, love, the rugs. I'd love a tutorial!

  2. I love your blog!! You are so creative and share the most wonderful ideas...thank you! I would love a tutorial for the rugs. :)

  3. Now that is inspired! I love the beginning writing rugs! What a great way to practice. please give us a tutorial

  4. Love those rugs and would be so happy to have the tutorial :)

  5. Wonderful ideas! I too would like a tutorial. Thank you for always inspiring me.

  6. I have the same activity with sunflower! Children LOVE it! I'll post about it on my blog these days.

  7. great fun! you probably save some of the sunflower seeds, but if you don't, it would be fun to save some for germinating and growing again next year!!

  8. so simple but great idea with the sunflower. we did it too after seeing this at your blog!

  9. Hi there, I left you a little award on my blog

  10. I love your idea with the Alphabet box. I have a preschool in my home in Bentonville AR and I am going to implement that idea. Way to go! Susan

  11. Anne, I just wanted to thank you for your blog. You have inspired me to start a blog 3 months ago. I lost your bookmarked page but found it through searching last night. I was so thrilled. Your the most creative person and you inspired me to make my creative montessori ideas on my page. I wondered where you got your yello knobless cylinders or did you make them. I never seen a set so small. They are adorable. Have a great 2011. Are you going to blog more. I will be visiting often to see if you have more great ideas to help us all with our teaching small children. Sincerely, Lisa

  12. Did you hot glue the non dotted lens to the felt?

    1. Hi there! I think I did something like a chain stitch for the non-dotted line and a running stitch for the dotted line. Hope this helps! :)


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