It's summer and I for one am trying to take a break from formal Montessori activities. L has other ideas though. I have to say I'm happy, especially in the mornings she will go and pick something now that she hasn't picked in ages and want to do it.
The other day she picked the mystery bag. After doing it the usual way I made up an extension where I got two of every object and put one of each in the bag. She would feel one object and then try and find it's match in the bag. She really enjoyed this and found it quite easy.
We did this wonderful activity that we did last year again but this time I mixed up the colors and L painted each compartment. She then went round the garden and found things that matched.
After doing our instrument activities and learning about Peter and the Wolf L made her own instrument. A rain maker. We got an old paper towel tube and taped aluminum foil to one end. Then L poured in some rice and we sealed up the other end with foil as well.
We made paper mache out of water and flour and L tore up the newspaper.
Once it was dry L painted it and glued on lots of sequins. Here she's using it outside since happily this is the only sound of rain we've heard in a while!