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Friday, July 24, 2020

Covid-19 Back to School Cards

If you're in the United States then you know that a lot of parents, myself included, face some difficult decisions when it comes to school this coming year. We have to decide how comfortable we are sending our kids to school, if that is even an option at all. We are grappling with those same questions (you can hear more about that here) and I think every family will have to make the decision that works best for them. 

Montessori friendly activity for preschoolers who may be returning to school in the time of Covid-19, including a free printable.

There are, however, a lot of kids going back to school. And, school will look a bit different. If we send Gus back to school, that will be the case. His teachers will be in masks, his temperature will be taken, and there will be increased use of hand sanitizer and washing - in addition to other precautions. I wanted to create something that could prepare him for the changes in the most concrete way I could. So, I made this set of matching "go-together" cards. I have included a card for guide and for teacher depending on the language you use. 

In this set, there is an object to match to its action. These are based on the precautions that Gus' school is taking and not meant to include every possible protection or change. For younger children you could also print off two copies and do simpler picture-to-picture matching. I might also show Gus how to sort by the order that they will happen if he gets tired of simply matching. 

Montessori friendly activity for preschoolers who may be returning to school in the time of Covid-19, including a free printable.


I think this will be a safe, concrete, and easy way to introduce these new routines to him, before a possible school start. It will give him time to process these changes and hopefully make what will be a different type of school year get off to a good start. If you want to copy of these cards for yourself, enter your email below. 




I also want to say that I know that some people disagree with some of these precautions. That's fine, we don't have to agree, I respect that you get to choose what is best for your family. And, I know that what might work for my family, may not work for everyone's. However, I don't want to use this space as a place to debate. 

Montessori friendly activity for preschoolers who may be returning to school in the time of Covid-19, including a free printable.
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