To get into the holiday spirit, I've made some themed work for Nora and Henry. They both seem to be getting excited for Christmas and these make it even greater. Most of these are simple twists on Montessori work that they may already have on their shelves. These simple trays are being used in addition to their other Montessori materials. By adding the theme, it sometimes draws them in where interest had been lacking.
Jingle Bell Spooning -- a simple twist on spooning for toddlers
Christmas 1:1 -- an early introduction to counting and math
Ripping Wrapping Paper -- I've noticed that Nora loves to rip things lately, this will help her practice ripping paper to open presents too.
Stuffing a Stocking -- a fun twist on an open and close work
Christmas Sensory Bottle Matching
Object Permanence Tree -- Henry likes this too but for him it was about counting and color sorting. For Nora its about placing an object in each small box.
Window Clings -- these are fun, and they encourage a care of the environment.
I also have Nativity-themed work around our home for them. Including a simple creche with hand-painted peg dolls for Nora and 3-part Nativity cards for Henry.
I hope these ideas have helped give you some simple ideas to get into the holiday spirit!
If you liked this post, check out -- Montessori at Christmas -- Finding Joy and Wonder; Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five. For more Montessori-inspired ideas, see my Montessori Christmas Pinterest Board!
Have you prepared any Christmas-themed work for your toddler?