Creative ideas for kids learning

Have you ever been overwhelmed with the step and sequence of working with Montessori material. Practical Life itself have had 80 variety in our training and counting. I hereby consolidate mainly on the material instead of the rational for a general guides..Sequences in Practical Life in orderly  for children age 3-6. The working order usually enable a child to work from simple to difficult task.
In Montessori we always encourage children to master the basic motor skills before heading to more challenging work. This activities is appropriate for home school kids for children learning as this material is available at home. Which I believe that is the main reason Dr Montessori classified them as Practical life.

Here is the sequence for your guidance:

Sequence and order for practical life

Creative children learning games

1. Dry Pouring (grains):
Handle and spout
Spout, no handle
Handle, no spout
one to two containers

2. Wet Pouring (water):
handle and spout
spout, no handle
handle, no spout
no spout, no handle
pouring with a funnel
pouring from one to two containers
pouring from one to three
serving juice, tea, etc.
3. Squeezing:
sponge squeezing
grasping
basting
basting an ice tray
eye dropper
hole puncher
stapler
scissor cutting (requires a combination of skills)

4. Scooping, Spooning (beans, etc.)
twisting
hand scooping
scoop an cups
scoop and measuring cups
spooning sequence
spooning and pouring
spooning and twisting (bottle top)

5. Pincher Grasp
bottles and tops
nuts and bolts
nuts, bolts and wrenches
tongs
chopsticks
clothes pins
locks and keys
paper clips
pencil sharpening
pinching grains with tweezers
clamping with clips

6. Sorting
different colors
different shapes
different sizes
texture
pairs
objects of multiple attributes

7. Washing
window
hands
table
shell
dishes
doll
clothes
Ironing washed clothes

8. Polishing:
Wood
Shoe
Silver
Copper

9. Food preparation
Soap grating
soap treating
nut cracking
orange juice squeezing
fruit and vegetable peeling and cutting
spreading

10. Sewing
stringing beads
sewing cards
vinyl sewing
canvas rug sewing

button sewing

11. Grace and courtesy
coughing
sneezing
blowing nose
taking off/ putting on coat
opening and closing a door
sitting down / getting up from a chair
carrying a rug, chair, table
social behaviors
greetings

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