After a while we went for a movie (as usual my hubby was busy handling the little one). Getting straight the point, one reason kids love going to the movies is a bag full of popcorn. Pop came in the idea, why not carry that excitement home and create some activities.

We did some fun filled activities to engage my little one that evening with some pop corn and boy it worked πŸ™‚

Making Popcorn

montessori fun activities at homeTo start with we made some popcorn together. It was so much of fun to hear the corns pop J My clever cookie was surprised to see how the corns turned this big.

Popcorn sensory bin

montessori fun activities at homeWe are learning number recognition now and so I decided to throw in some numbers into the bin and asked my little one to fish them out. We named out the number together when he pulled out number by number πŸ™‚

Popcorn Measurement:

montessori fun activities at homeI put in some measuring cups and spoons to help him learn estimation and measurement. This skill would come in handy when we bake together πŸ™‚ I am going to post a video of us baking together soon. Watch out this space for that.

Facebook Little Fingersat Work

Funnel pouring:

montessori fun activities at homeWe had these plastic bottles with a narrow mouth which was perfect was this funnel to sit in. He spooned the corn kernels through the funnel. The clinging sound was a music to our ears, so we did the below one.

Corn Music Shakers:

montessori fun activities at homeWe did close the lid of the bottle and did a shake, shake and shake. Our inexpensive music instrument was ready in a jiffy πŸ™‚

Dry Pouring:

montessori fun activities at homeThis new pitcher looks awesome right?

Sorting:

IMG_20160126_131307Remember I spoke about visual discrimination before, and this one is so perfect to sort corn kernels and popcorn.

Youtube Channel LinkPopcorn Math:

montessori fun activities at homeI downloaded this counting printable from here. We did count only up to 4. Anything more than that, is a bit overwhelming for him. And we are taking it real slow πŸ™‚

Practical Life Transferring:

montessori fun activities at homeAlso, my little one helped me peel off those leaves for us to have a quick snack and I missed clicking a picture πŸ™‚

β€œFun Trivia” – America has a pop corn day, isn’t that interesting πŸ™‚

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