One of our Valentine’s Day activities, that I had been wishing to do for long – Montessori Flower Arrangement. Not strictly as per Montessori but still we loved it 🙂
I did not have a flower vase handy, so I used a water bottle. Montessori does not need to be expensive always! You can work with what items you have at home.
Sequence of the activity –
- pour water from a pitcher to the vase
- remove leaves from the stem
- insert flowers in the vase
- if the length of the stem is too much, use scissors to cut it to appropriate length
- Wipe off water spills if any
It is a great way to teach care for surroundings to toddlers, a wonderful fine motor & practical life skill. And it serves as an introduction to botany – what is a stem, petal, leaf etc. A great vocabulary builder – learning flower names. And a sensory activity, smelling the flowers, not to forget. By the way, I went to the florist shop along with my son & he loved the experience. He socialized with the florist, got to know who is a florist. He asked names of all the flowers from the florist. He gave money to the florist while we bought the flowers. There is learning happening everywhere & everytime!
I have lost count of the reasons, why I love Montessori 🙂
Watch my almost 2 year old son in action in this video!