Artist Study (FREE Picture Cards)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

EDIT:  There was a typo-error in the Leonardo da Vinci file, I already fixed it :)  Thanks!

In line with our Europe study, we’re also going to look into some famous European people… and I’ll focus on the famous painters from this continent.  We’ll revisit Degas, Michelangelo, Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci. 

I'm sharing the picture cards we used in the studies, kindly click the artist's link below for the download.

Works of Edgar Degas
Works of Michelangelo
Works of Leonardo da Vinci



We’ll be doing some Monet or Van Gogh next week. 

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Materials for Continent Study of America

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hello everyone! While we’re still working on our Europe Continent Study, I’m publishing my North and South America materials.  Please click the image for the details. Hope you’ll like it!

North America








Flags of North America Preview



South America








Flags of South America Preview



Continent Study: Europe Part I

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Here are the learning materials we have for our Europe Continent Study. 

Poor man’s puzzle map of Europe.  We did a similar thing with Africa and will be doing this with other continents as well once we revisit them.  My son enjoys putting the map!   You can this map and other continents from here.


Of course, there’s the pinning of flags to familiarize the locations of European countries.


3 part cards of flags of Europe.  You can get it from here, together with map pin flags and with some other flag learning materials.


And of course, his favorite… identifying the animals of Europe!  My animals figures are from Safari Toobs and Schleich.

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Here’s a closer look of how my animal cards/fact sheets look like.  If you’re interested, you can get it from here.


I also have cards for European cuisines.  I included this in our study as we have tried some of the foods here and at times I prepare them at home.  One of which is my ever favorite Paella.DSC_0980

Since we’ve been learning Arts and Artists, my son is already familiar with famous painters from Europe.  So I decided to include other famous people from this continent.DSC_0985 

We also have some Euro bills and UK pounds.  I bought these at ELC during the Christmas Sale Season :)  Then I also printed 10 random images of Europe.  I’m putting it on a file with caption so I can share it for free. 


And we also have pictures from our travels around Europe.  I will use this to talk about the landmarks and the places we’ve been to on my next post. 


Will be posting other materials, activities and freebies based on this study soon, so watch out for it.

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History and Geography

Math: Addition Strip

Monday, April 22, 2013

Last week we started working on our Addition Strip.  I wanted to test Mavi if he’s into it, and surprisingly he enjoys it!  As you know, I am not Montessori trained (not yet), so I am relying on free Montessori albums with regards to “how to’s” and I am currently using this site as my primary resource of information. 

Anyway, all materials here are homemade.  I used pink and light blue strips instead of the conventional red and blue because I ran out of papers.


I also printed this equation strips.  Since this is just a “trial” period, I didn’t introduce Chart 1 and Chart 2 yet.  We will work on it in our next session.DSC_0912

He loves picking up the blue and pink strips based on the equation.




We worked on the five equations and gave him 3 more for him to work on by himself.  DSC_0926


When we’re done, he told me he loves it!  And for that we will have a full lesson this week (we’re doing Math thrice a week now) and we’re using Chart 1 and Chart 2.  More on that on my next post :)

PS.  I am contemplating on purchasing Montessori-Math materials and Karen Tyler’s Math Album.  Creating materials can be tedious and time consuming at times.  They’re quite pricey though but I guess it will be all worth-it if you’re son/kids enjoy using it right?

Happy Monday!


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Continent Study: Flags by Continent

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My Flag Packs  (by continent) are now available on the links provided with no sign-in needed. Each file contains the following:

Map Pin Flags

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3 Part Cards (Control Card, Picture Card and Label)


Mini Flag Cards


Matching Cards for Country and City Capital


If you are interested they are available on the links provided.

Flags of Africa 

Flags of Asia

Flags of Australia / Oceania

Flags of Europe

Flags of North America

Flags of South America


Farm Families (FREE Sorting Cards!)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

(Click the image for the link)
Last week we studied farm animal families and my son had a wonderful time learning the names of each family member.  And later on I tested his knowledge by sorting out the cards whether they are mommies, daddies or babies. 

Feel free to download the file, it includes control charts and sorting cards.

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Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I’d like to share with you some of the “math” activities we used to do when Mavi was around 1 and 2 yrs old.  These are very simple activities that you can do anytime, with less preparation.

Ordering numbers 0 to 9.  I wrote the numbers in a cardstock as a control card.  This will familiarize the child of our number system and its ordering.

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Using our flash cards and foam numbers, I made him match the numeral symbol to the amount of objects shown in the cards.  First we count the objects and and allow him to pick the correct number symbol from the container and match it with the card.

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The infamous numbers and counters.  We used any kind of counters we have… as seen here, we used buttons and bears.



Water bottle caps and stickers for one-to-one correspondence work. 



Flash cards and bingo chips for one-to-one correspondence work again.


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I also printed out some cards from online.  I forgot the link as this was years ago, so please do let me know if you own this printable or know the link.Pictures11[1]

And there you go! Hope this will jumpstart your math adventures with your little ones.  Happy counting!

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Color Theory Part II

Monday, April 15, 2013

We continued our activities on colors and this time, we discuss how tertiary colors are produced using primary and secondary colors.  (Color Theory Part I here)

I took out the rest of Crayola paints that we have and printed out the Color Wheel worksheets from Spell Out Loud.  Again, we used cotton swabs instead of paint brushes.

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Here we started filling up the primary and secondary colors in the wheel.

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I used this glass that we have to mix the colors.  As you can see on the left side, he wanted to see whether the orange paint matches the orange color he produced out of mixing red and yellow.  We did this comparison to the rest of the colors in the wheel.

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We completed the wheel but eventually he complained that he’s tired (more on BORED actually).


So right on the spot I cut out small papers and showed him some color mixing activity.  He enjoyed it to bits!  He keeps on guessing the abstract image that we produced.

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Look at all these lovely colors!  You should try this at home :)


I made these little butterflies.  My son wanted to hang them in his room, brilliant idea!DSC_0898

Happy Monday!

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