Winter Puzzles – 8 Free Printable Puzzles

Winter Puzzles – 8 Free Printable Puzzles

Puzzles help to reinforce concentration, persistence, logic, critical thinking, visualization, and fine motor skills. That’s a lot of positives for an activity (esp. for this one that can be prepared at such little cost).

Introducing new seasons and celebrations with puzzles is a fun way to start off the celebrations. Puzzles can be made from family photos, magazine photos, Christmas cards, and pictures drawn and colored by the children.

Free printable Christmas Puzzles by Montessori Print Shop
We’re going to get you started with 8 FREE printable puzzles that increase in complexity from 5 to 19 pieces and print on 8½” x 11” sheets of paper or cardstock. Each includes a Control Card that the child can use for visual reinforcement

Free printable Christmas Puzzles by Montessori Print Shop

These puzzles are small enough that they can fit into clear plastic sandwich baggies (the Control Card makes it obvious which puzzle it is), or use labeled envelopes to house

Visit our Free Montessori Downloads page to download your Free copy.

Gift Ideas for Montessori Teachers and $25 Giveaway

It’s that wonderful time of year when we want to celebrate the season and wish all our family and friends a very Happy Holidays. We do this by giving them our time, our attention, and gifts.

But what do you give the teachers?

Your gift selection will of course depend on the personal relationship you have with the teacher, how long they’ve taught your children, your personal feelings on gift-giving, and your budget.

Our top ideas:
1. A hardcover book for the classroom or school library, inscribed by your family.
2. A gift card to a local Coffee/Tea Shop, or Book Store.
3. Offer your time to prepare new materials.
4. Art supplies for a special upcoming art project.
5. Gather several families and make a group donation for new classroom materials.

To help make your gift-giving easier this year we’re going to give 1 lucky reader a $25 Gift Certificate that can be gifted (given) to a favorite teacher! The Gift Certificate will be sent to the winner in a pdf via email and will contain a coupon code.

This $25 Gift Certificate is valid in our online  eStore for any of our printable Montessori materials (there are over 1220 printables to choose from).

Gift Certificate for printable Montessori materials by Montessori Print Shop

Starts: Thursday Dec. 6, 2012
Ends: Thursday Dec. 13, 2012 at 12am EST
Open world-wide.

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My Works Montessori – Free online video lessons!

Great news for all parents and preschool teachers who have an interest in Montessori.

My Works Montessori has moved all of their videos over to the My Works Montessori Channel on YouTube.
The best part – all the videos are available to view for FREE!
My Works Montessori VideosSo if you’re looking to add some Montessori lessons into your classroom or home life, but you’re not sure how to present the work, you have lots of videos to browse through.

Many of the videos will compliment our printable Montessori materials – so go take a look at our December Sales and New Items.

And don’t forget the awesome Classical Conversations Montessori Bundle Giveaway.
It’s open world-wide and doesn’t end until Monday December 21, 2012.

Classical Conversations Cycle 1 printables by Montessori Print Shop


Win our Classical Conversations Montessori Bundle

Last week we introduced you to our new Classical Conversations Montessori Bundle (Cycle 1). It’s where Montessori materials are used to enhance the Classical Conversations curriculum.

Now you have a chance to win this Bundle – 31 printable materials for Cycle 1.
Classical Conversations Cycle 1 printables by Montessori Print Shop

Go on over to Montessori MOMents – they’re hosting a Giveaway!
And be sure to follow her blog all this week as she’ll be showing how she uses Montessori and Classical Conversations together to enhance her homeschool adventures.