I have been so inspired recently by bloggers making their own Montessori materials. There have been some amazing posts lately written by people who actually have had success (unlike myself) and have shared pictures and sometimes instructions and/or tips. I thought it might be nice if there was a place where people could post a link to their at-home experiments.
I have added a new section to my right-hand sidebar titled: DIY Montessori Materials. In that section I have listed four of the five Montessori "subjects": Language, Math, Sensorial, and Culture. I left out Practical Life because I think nearly all practical life works are homemade by nature. If you click on the links they will take you a MckLinky list where you can add a link to any posts you have written in the past or write in the future about making your own materials. The idea is that you can click on "sensorial" and see a list of DIY sensorial projects that others have attempted. You might someday find three different approaches to making your own red rods for example.
I didn't know any other way to do this other than to create a blog post for each of the subjects. I back-dated them so that they would be buried out-of-the way in the depths of my blog. They may show up in your reader, sorry about that. I also added my own posts so that the lists wouldn't all be completely empty at the start.
As I see new DIY posts crop up on other blogs I may add them myself to keep track of them, so don't be surprised if you find yourself already there at some point! I tried it out, and you are able to add multiple projects to the same Mcklinky. They do need to each have their own unique "address." What that means is that if you write one post about two different projects you won't be able to add the post twice with different names.
Instructions for how to title your post are at the lists. If you can find a way to link back so that people can return to see other projects on the list that would be great. You could use the "Ultimate Montessori Homemade Materials Collaboration" button below that Walk Beside Me created for me and have it link back here.
The Ultimate Montessori Blog List
The Ultimate Montessori Search Box
The Ultimate Montessori Homemade Materials Collaboration