Montessori Lesson Ideas from schleich®: Part 3

Montessori Lesson Ideas from Schleich: Part 3

The American Montessori Society is proud to partner with schleich®, the maker of high-quality, hand-painted toy figurines and accessories. In this multi-part series, you will learn how real Montessori educators are using schleich® products in their classroom and leave with inspiring lesson ideas for your own school environment.

Lesson Plan from the Video

Light and Shadows

Ideal for ages 4 – 6.

  • Tracing animal shadows outside is a fun and creative way to learn about light. 
  • Shadows can help children see the world and shapes around them in a different form. 
  • On a sunny day, place your paper outside on a flat surface. 
  • Gather your materials and your schleich® animals. 
  • When putting your animals on paper, make sure you place them in a way so that their shadow will be easy to trace. 
  • Use a marker or pencil to trace the outline of your animal. 

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Looking for other videos in this series?

Read Part 1: Language on a Farm

Read Part 2: North American Animal

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