Free Halloween Photo Matching Cards

Free Halloween Photo Matching Cards

Free Halloween Matching Cards

This work includes:

  • 12 photographic cards with black borders – print 2 copies
  • 12 photographic cards without black borders (same images as the bordered ones)

To download this free item visit our Free Downloads page (you’ll have to scroll to the bottom of the download page to find this item).

Halloween At School?

Halloween At School?

At this time of year the topic of Halloween is discussed among many teachers and school administrators.

There are many points of view when it comes to Halloween:

  1. It’s a fun time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat.
  2. It’s a “Fall Festival” for children and adults.
  3. It’s a religious event that you agree with.
  4. It’s a religious event that you don’t agree with.

With so many different views on Halloween, how is it dealt with in schools? Here are some of the ways we’ve seen it done:

1. Children are permitted to dress up (no scary costumes, masks, or objects that may be used as weapons) and enjoy some Halloween games, stories, and treats.

halloween 1

2. Orange and Black Day. No costumes permitted – but orange and/or black clothing is encouraged.
halloween 23. No costumes or theme colors, but a special treat for snack with some stories and songs.
4. No costumes, no color themes, no treats, just some songs and a story before dismissal.


5. Fall festival: A time to be thankful and celebrate the Fall harvest. Food drive, outdoor games, and a nature walk.

How does your school (or family) celebrate at this time of year?

Celebration of Life in the Montessori classroom

Montessori Celebration of Life (Birthday Celebration)

Everyone wants to be remembered and cherished on the special day that they were born. The Montessori Celebration of Life is a lovely way to celebrate a child’s birthday in a school setting.

Children love to hear about the journey from their birth to the present day. They want to hear stories, look at photos, and remember wonderful memories. They want to know how cherished they are, and how our life and world is better because they were born into our family or now belong to our class.

Many Montessori schools use some form of a sun, the months, a candle, and a globe to help show the passage of time and the growth of the child from birth to this birthday celebration.

Celebration of Life - Montessori Birthday

Credit: Mountain West Montessori School

The same kind of celebration can happen in a Montessori classroom! Children love sharing the story of their life, and with the help of their parents this is possible.Many Montessori schools use some form of a sun, the months, a candle, and … Read full article.


A fun Easter Freebie for your child!

A fun free Easter printable for your child!

With Easter just around the corner there are many of you who are making Easter crafts and preparing special Easter baskets for your children. We’ve got a cute little freebie (that isn’t chocolate or candy), that will delight your child!

Prepare it ahead of time and add it to their Easter basket. It will offer them something sugar-free and quiet to focus on if they become overwhelmed with additional guests visiting over Easter. You can download it directly below – click the link below. This item is only available as a freebie here on our blog for 48 hours – don’t miss out! (Update 04-22-2011: I’m sorry you’ve missed the Freebie. Be sure to sign up for our blog to receive the next one.)

Two classic games in one! A match-up game and a memory game. Surely you all remember the memory game from your own childhood…. 1) place all the cards face down 2) flip two cards over to see if they match  3) if they don’t match you have to flip them face down again and try to remember where you saw them for your next turn.

Easter Match-Up and Memory Game
Easter Match-Up and Memory Game by Montessori Print Shop
Wishing you all a very special Holy Week with a lovely Easter celebration on Sunday.