- Christmas book with clear pictures of the vocabulary words you want to present (I used 10 Trim-the-Tree'ers as it had very clear pictures throughout.)
- Large piece of paper
- Cookie cutters (some need to match the vocabulary words you've chosen)
- Washable paint
|Of course, everything ends up in her mouth...|
- Step 1: Using the book, I pointed out new vocabulary words to Q-ball. For example, I pointed to the snowman saying, "This is a snowman." (We used stocking, snowman, Christmas tree, candy cane, bell, and star.)
- Step 2: After reviewing each word several times, I asked Q-ball to find the words in the book. She was able to do this quickly. (If you child is not able to do this with 100% accuracy, go back to step 1. The goal is for your child to succeed, so you do not want to move forward until you have 100% success. Doing this over several days is more than acceptable!)
- Step 3: I then asked Q-ball to transfer her knowledge to other similar objects. We walked around our house, and I asked her to find the "Christmas tree," "stockings," and "star." Finally, I placed all of the cookie cutters on the table. I repeated each vocabulary word, and Q-ball picked out the appropriate cutter.
- Step 4: And now the fun part! Using paint, we created stamps with the the cookie cutters.
Montessori Mom. (2009). The three period lesson. Retrieved from http://www.montessorimom.com/three-period-lesson/
Montessori Print Shop Blog. (2012). How to give a Montessori 3 period lesson. Retrieved from http://www.montessoriprintshop.com/Give_a_3_Period_Lesson.html