"Not feeling very Montessori? Flower arranging will fix that!
Spring has sprung in our garden and we have an abundance of flowers that need picking. I thought it was about time we tried some flower arranging!
Bear watched a quick demonstration with interest and was keen to get into it!
He was clumsy to begin with. He crumpled the petals and bent the stems of his first batch of flowers.
Next time he handled the flowers more carefully.
He worked out that when he held them by the stems the petals weren't damaged.
Bear has gone back to this activity again and again. It gives us another way to enjoy our garden and this amazing time of year. It has a powerful control of error - seeing the delicate petals ruined by anything but the most respectful treatment taught him to be careful.
I was amazed how engaged my rough little boy was by this activity! He was so focused on making his hands work precisely. I didn't realise that flower arranging was such a great fine motor activity.
I will definitely be including this activity on Bear's shelves more often. I can't wait to try out some of these beautiful flower arranging ideas as well!
My name is Vicky I am wife to Ranger and mum to two boys - Bear (2) and Fox (8 months). Somehow I stumbled across Montessori and now my goal is to raise and educate my children with a Montessori philosophy in country NSW Australia.