Montessori Lesson Ideas: In Partnership with schleich®

Montessori Lesson Ideas from Schleich: Part 5

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.

schleich® has put together the full collection of videos featuring lesson plans and creative ways to utilize schleich® materials in Early Childhood Montessori classrooms.

Lesson Plans from the Video Series

Video Series: Part One

Lesson 1: Language on a Farm

Students can practice identifying and labeling different animals and items found on a farm. (Ideal for ages 4 – 6)

Lesson 2: Geography with Young African Animals

Students can discuss the characteristics of the Africa's animal inhabitants and their environment. (Ideal for ages 3 – 5)

Read full article, Montessori Lessons from schleich®: Part 1.


Video Series: Part Two

Lesson 1: North American Animal Lesson

Show students unique animal characteristics and match them to their corresponding photo. (Ideal for ages 3 – 5)

Lesson 2: Language with Farm Animals

Encourage the students to match a young animal with its adult by comparing complementary characteristics. (Ideal for ages 3 – 5)

Read full article, Montessori Lessons from schleich®: Part 2.


Video Series: Part Three

Lesson: Light and Shadows

Tracing animal shadows outside is a fun and creative way to learn about light. (Ideal for ages 4 – 6)

Read full article, Montessori Lessons from schleich®: Part 3.


Video Series: Part Four

Lesson: Dinosaur Facts

Tracing animal shadows outside is a fun and creative way to learn about light. (Ideal for ages 4 – 6)

Read full article, Montessori Lessons from schleich®: Part 4.


Video Series: Part Five

Lesson: Diurnal and Nocturnal Animals

Learn the characteristics of diurnal and nocturnal animals by playing a card matching activity. (Ideal for ages 4 – 6)

Read full article, Montessori Lessons from schleich®: Part 5.

Want more lesson ideas? Visit www.schleich-s.com/en/US/montessori. Be on the lookout for more videos throughout 2022.


Do you have an animal lesson plan you’d like to share with schleich®? Submit your idea for a chance to win a $500 schleich® prize package. Submissions will be accepted through the end of December 2022.


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