We enjoy learning about the many holidays celebrated in our country. They represent History and meaning. We like learning both that, too. In this post, we will share a Montessori version for holiday activities for kids. It includes a set of printable 3-part cards on 10 of the most popular holidays we celebrate during the year.
Montessori Holiday Activities for Kids
The first thing we did when studying yearly holidays with kids was to read some books. Here is a wonderful series to get you started:
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate KwanzaaHolidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah: With Light, Latkes, and DreidelsHolidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas: With Carols, Presents, and PeaceHolidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and PrayerHolidays Around the World: Celebrate Valentine’s Day: With Love, Cards, and CandyHolidays Around the World: Celebrate Thanksgiving: With Turkey, Family, and Counting Blessings
Family holidays with kids are awesome because there is always a fun sense of wonder as well as a fascination with the meaning behind (the history of) the holidays. In this post, we will be showing children ten of the most popular holidays here in the United States.
These 3-part cards are perfect to get children started on their list of holidays. This set can be used to teach children the holiday names, how to write the holiday names as a writing exercise and even to do some research on each holiday and what is celebrated during each.
Begin this holiday with kids by following the standard Montessori Method rules for 3-part cards.
Setup: Download this printable set (below) and print it out TWICE in color. Cut set #1 with the images and the nomenclature (words) attached. Cut out set #2 with the image and the nomenclature separate so you have a total of 3 parts.
Optional: for durability, be sure to try and laminate the cards because they can be used over and over.
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Step 1: The child will take set #1 (image and words attached) and place them on the table or on a floor mat, about 6 inches apart. I personally like to introduce a few holidays at a time until the child is familiar with them and then I add more.
Set #1 is called the control of error, by the way. The child can work independently with these Montessori materials because they have a control of error (a way to verify on their own whether their work is correct or not).
Step 2: The child will take the images for set #2 and match the images to the control of error. They will be placed right next to those cards.
Step 3: The child will now take the nomenclature cards (in this case, the holiday names) and place them below the images to make both the control of error and set #2 look identical.
These cool activities for kids can be used in other ways, but I like to introduce a few holidays at a time so we can read on them and have discussions about them. We also like hands-on activities for each.
Montessori at home Printable 3-Part Cards
You can use these holiday activities for kids anytime because they cover holidays throughout the year. You will be amazed at how creative activities for kids can be when they learn more about the meaning behind these holidays.
Now it’s your turn! Get the printable file here and watch your kids learn about holidays the Montessori way!
Holidays Activities for Kids
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