To honor May 9th Victory Day, we are making letter “V” for Victory, using dried flowers. “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment” Maria Montessori. And today, Adrian is learning the letter V hands-on, by “making” it!
What you need:
- a tray to define and contain an activity (buy here);
- letter template printed or written on colored cardstock. According to Montessori Language curriculum, pink color represents a consonant letter, while blue color represents a vowel, so I am using pink cardstock (buy here);
- glue (buy here);
- any nature objects a child might want to use to make a letter. We are using dried flowers: you can use however needles, twigs, pebbles, grass, moss, sand and so forth.
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” Maria Montessori.
This activity offered Adrian an opportunity to be creative while learning the shape of the letter. He also practiced his fine-motor skills while using tongs to transfer flowers to a fresh glue of the letter template.
We did a similar activity with the letter L, Making “L” from Spruce tree needles, read a post here. Also, see “Letter V” post here.
p.s. For more on Alphabet letters, read our Letter Series post here, where you will also find an introduction to Montessori Language curriculum, as well as other letters we have been exploring.