Animals and Their Sounds – Updated Free Copy

We’ve just updated our Animals and Their Sounds material to include animal pictures. It means this material offers more for the children. Plus, we’ve included instructions on how to use this material.

Animals and Their Sounds

Animal and Their Sounds - Printable Cards by Montessori Print ShopThis work includes:

  • Instructions
  • 65 animal pictures
  • 65 name cards
  • 65 sound cards
  • 65 control cards

You must download this freebie through our Free Montessori Downloads page (scroll down the Free Downloads page to find the picture that links to the download) as you’re unable to download free items through our shopping cart.

Pollination and Seed Dispersal – Printable Montessori Materials

Spring is finally approaching and new life is beginning to appear all around us in the form of green grass, sprouting flowers, and budding trees. It’s a wonderful time of the year for children to be outside observing this process happen.

Take at least 1/2 an hour each day to be outside with nature and observe the growth, pollination, and seed dispersal that will occur over the next few months. An observation journal is a great way to refine observation skills and combine writing practice and art.

Pollination & Seed Dispersal Cards

Printable Pollination and Seed Dispersal Cards by Montessori Print Shop

This material is available in our store and includes:

  • 1 page outline of pollination and seed dispersal
  • 5 types of pollination cards (wind, water, animal, insect, self)
  • 1 title card and 5 plant cards that pollinate by wind
  • 1 title card and 5 plant cards that pollinate by water
  • 1 title card and 5 plant cards that pollinate by animals
  • 1 title card and 5 plant cards that pollinate by insects
  • 1 title card and 5 plant cards that self-pollinate
  • 5 types of seed dispersal cards (wind, water, animal & human, self, insect)
  • 6 plants that disperse by wind (name of plant and how it disperses)
  • 6 plants that disperse by water (name of plant and how it disperses)
  • 6 plants that animals/humans disperse (name and how it disperses)
  • 6 plants that self disperse (name and how it disperses)
  • 3 insects that disperse seeds (name and how it disperses)
  • Pollination and Seed Dispersal Control Charts

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Free Montessori Printable for April: Earth Day … Every Day!

Free Montessori Printable for April: Earth Day … Every Day!

As you’re probably all aware, it’s Earth Day on Monday April 22. While it’s very important to celebrate Earth Day, it’s just as important to find small ways to make every day Earth Day.

It’s important to talk to children from a very young age about the small things that they can do on a daily basis to improve and protect our precious planet. The point to make is that Earth Day can (and should be) every day!

We’ve created a FREE printableEarth Day … Every Day!” for April that can help you introduce simple concepts and ideas that the children can bring in to their every day life. Let’s make every day Earth day.

Earth Day, Everyday! Free printable cards by Montessori Print Shop

You must download this freebie through our Free Montessori Downloads page (scroll down to the bottom of the Free Downloads page to find the picture that links to the download) as you’re unable to download free items through our shopping cart.

For more great Earth Day ideas (including crafts and classroom work) you can follow our Earth Day Board on Pinterest.

Earth Day Pinterest Board by Montessori Print Shop

Art Inspiration and Giveaway

For those of you who aren’t artistically inclined you will be inspired to break out the paints, pastels, and markers after visiting this Rockabye Butterfly blog post. You’ll see how our Artist Cards and a variety of Art Books can help you put together a wonderful Artist Unit.

Look at some of the beautiful art they created!

Art AppreciationPhotos from Rockabye Butterfly

The best part is that you can win our Art Book Bundle (30 Artists and their work). So be sure to stop on by, be inspired, and then enter to win this great Bundle of Artist Books today! Be quick about it though as there are only 2.

April Sale: It’s all about the birds!

Spring is such a lovely time to spend outdoors observing the wildlife in a natural setting. The fresh air and observation of spring growth often gives us a new perspective after a long winter.

Bird are fascinating to watch and are a great topic to explore with children. We’ve chosen bird materials for our April Sales to help you fill your shelves with some new materials that will surely inspire your children.

Be sure to download our FREE Animal Adaptation: Birds & Beaks It’s available on our Free Montessori Downloads page (about three quarters of the way down).

Free Animal Adaptation Cards: Birds & Beaks by Montessori Print Shop
A few of the Sale items this month include:

Printable Birds & Feet Cards by Montessori Print Shop
Printable Bird Cards by Montessori Print Shop

and several more …. take a peek!