I thought I would try preparing all my trays ahead of time, photographing them, and posting about them before Bear works on them. I’m hoping then I can put the camera away and not worry about “getting a photo for the blog.”
Science and Language
Frog Life Cycle
These cards are from Montessori Print Shop. (I won the zoology nomenclature CD during their 12 Days of Christmas giveaways.) I love that these are photographs rather than a drawing.
I did find free ones too.
This is the blank copy for Bear to color and print the labels. They came with the Montessori Print Shop file. She loves this type of work.
Frog and Toad comparison
The book is Frogs by Gail Gibbons. The cards are ones I made from Google Images.
Venn diagram from Enchanted Learning.
Parts of a Frog
This work is free from Montessori Print Shop.
Of course, Blogger has decided to rotate my photos
Nomenclature booklet (above) and cards (below). The booklet is for us to read together.
Using some of the blank labeling cards, I cut one apart to make a parts of the frog puzzle. I’ve been asking Bear endlessly to please pick this puzzle (the true Montessori version) at school, but I don’t know if she has or not:)
Using chopsticks to transfer frogs to the log.
Sifting frogs out of blue rice
I’ll be setting this one up later this weekend as I need to get more rice to dye.
Frog Play dough (green peppermint play dough with a frog stamp).
Frog Sensory Bin
- blue and aqua aquarium rocks to represent water (thanks Mari-Ann for the aquarium rocks idea)
- blue flat marbles to represent water
- clear flat marbles with black dots in middle (drawn in with Sharpie) to represent frog eggs
- foam packing peanuts with one end squished flat to represent tadpoles (a couple of these packing peanuts I add bread twist ties to to be the tadpoles hind legs)
- green building blocks to represent lilypads
- frogs (from dollar section of Target over the summer)
- rubber pompoms (from Walmart at Christmas)
- an empty baby food jar and a spoon for spooning and pouring out
Math to come as a separate post.