Here are a few new Practical Life activities I've put out for December.
I found these little Christmas tree trays when thrifting. The addition of the colored porcupine balls kind of makes them look like they have ornaments. I added a strawberry huller to transfer the balls from tree to tree.
I bought the two green glass votive candle holders at a garage sale this summer for $0.25. I also bought the colored glass marble chips at a thrift store this fall. The little metal "Santa" tray was already in my classroom. I think this spooning work will have several points of interest for the children, not the least of which is the pleasant "clinky" sound made when a glass marble chip is spooned into the green glass snowflake. Below is a close-up so you can better see the colored marble chips.
This dry pouring activity was pulled together using two glass votive candle holders (saved from my previous stint as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago) and some faceted red beads. I'm sure the children will love the "plinky" sound the beads will make when poured into a glass container.