In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, summer vacation is coming to an end and families and teachers are getting ready to head back to school. If you are a homeschooler or a teacher of 3-6 year olds, you are probably starting to make plans for the coming school year.
Today I’d like to share with you some of my favorite free Montessori-friendly printable resources from around the web that you can use in your classroom or homeschool room.
Get your Montessori Record Keeping systems in order with this free scope and sequence set from the Helpful Garden, or this one from Montessori Works. Get more ideas about how to manage record keeping and ideas for curriculum planning from Trillium Montessori.
Materials for Your Language Shelves
Matching and Sorting Cards
- Kids-Pages and Kidsparkz have a huge collection of free flash cards in a variety of categories that can be made into matching and nomenclature cards.
- Erin-Special Education has a great set of category sorting mats that are perfect for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
The Helpful Garden has an excellent collection of early reading materials that you can print out for free.
- Learning letters and sounds
- Reading short words (CVC words or “the pink series”)
- Reading longer words (blends and longer phonetic words or “the blue series”)
The Trillium Montessori Blog has the following free Language downloads for subscribers
- Initial sound sorting
- Phonogram sorting
- Phonogram sentences
- Blends word lists
- Puzzle words (sight words)
- Label the Environment activity
Materials for Your Sensorial and Math Shelves
- Extension cards to use with the sensorial materials from Montessori Works
- Color sorting and geometric solids nomenclature cards from the Helpful Garden
- Bead material recording sheets from the Helpful Garden
Materials for Your Geography Shelves
- Land and Water Sorting from Montessori Nature
- Landforms from the Helpful Garden
- Continents from the Helpful Garden
Materials for Your Science Shelves
Check out the Helpful Garden’s Science pages to stock up on wide range of high quality free Life Science printables.
Montessori Printshop and Montessori for Everyone also have a great collection of free downloads for your Science shelves.
I’d also recommend taking some time to explore Renae’s blog, Every Star is Different. She is a prolific producer of all kinds of Montessori-inspired printables and shares them generously with her readers. You will find 3-part nomenclature cards for all kinds of things there!
In addition to the standard materials, like the ones above, that you will want to have on your shelves year round, try adding the following thematic printables through the year to bring some variety and interest to your various curriculum areas. Some of these printables can be used as-is, but some will need a few adaptations to be suitable for your Montessori shelves.
- Apple themed rhyming picture cards from Speech Therapy Games
- Apple number cards from Erin Waters
- Apple Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
- Pumpkin Number Cards from A Special Kind of Class
- Life Cycle of a Pumpkin from the Helpful Garden
- Pumpkin Printable Pack from 1+1+1=1
- Parts of a Turkey nomenclature cards from Trillium Montessori
- November “Wh” Questions oral language development cards from Kim Sutherland
- Leaves Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
- Christmas Cutting Practice from This Reading Mama
- Christmas Stamp Matching from Montessori Nature
- Hanukkah Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
- I Have Who Has Winter vocabulary development game from Kindergarten Squared
- Snowman Sequencing Cards from Randi
- Snowman Number Cards from First Grade Garden
- Rhyming Hearts from KinderKay
- February Calendar Cards from Doodle Bugs Teaching
- Valentine’s Day Printable Pack from Over the Big Moon
- Learn About St. Patrick’s Day from the Clever Classroom
- St. Patrick’s Day Singular and Plural from Just Wright Speech
- March Math and Literacy Centers from Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten
- Farm Animal Rhyming Riddles from Trillium Montessori
- Farm Animal Families from Counting Coconuts
- Pollution and Earth Day from Every Star is Different
- Rhyming Ladybugs from Marsha McGuire
- I is for Insects from Oopsey Daisy Blog
- Garden Printable Pack from Homeschool Creations
- Summer “What” and “Where” Questions for Vocabulary Development from Expressly Speaking
- Ice Cream Upper and Lower Case Letters from A Special Kind of Class
- Beach Printables Pack from Gift of Curiosity
About the Author
Seemi is a 3-6 AMS trained Montessori teacher from North Carolina. She has been in love with Montessori since 1998 when she first fell into it on her way to a “real job” after grad school. Having spent a number of years in the classroom and as a school administrator, she opened her own Montessori school and now spends her time working with her amazing teachers, students, and parents, and writing for the Trillium Montessori Blog.
Seemi enjoys making printables that can be used in a Montessori-friendly way and shares many of them for free with the Trillium Montessori Blog subscribers. Sign up here to download over 20 free activities and then follow her on Pinterest and Facebook for more Montessori inspiration and goodies.
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