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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Montessori Activities For Under $2

I have to operate on a very tight budget, so when purchasing activities for the children I often shop long and hard. One of my favorite places to find some really neat works is our local Dollar Store, Michaels, and World Market. I wanted to share with you all some great finds I found for under $2 that the children have been enjoying.

                       Push pin work $1.00 at Micheals it came with the corkboard.

         Carrot clothespin work $1.50 at World Market.

                  Insect Lacing Cards $1 at Micheals.

 Matching Bottles and Caps all four bottles came in a package for $1 at the Dollar Store.

I made this work using a package of Modeling Clay for $1.99 at Micheals. The child hammers or pushes the golf tee into the clay and then balances the marble on the golf tee.
  Another reason why I love the Montessori Method if you have a will you can find a way.


  1. I love these! Thank you so much for sharing. We have a World Market here but I've never been. I'll be making a trip this weekend!

  2. Wow!! I love that push pin work for $1!!! So sad we don't have Michaels on the island!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to more Montessori On A Budget posts :)

  4. This is wonderful! In Croatia, all things are much more expensive. :-(
    You are blessed.

  5. I love the hammering the golf tee and marble balancing work. These are all great, economic ideas. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see more Montessori On A Budget posts.

    Lori @ Montessori MOMents

  6. Love the clay activity! Definitely will give it a go!



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