Montessori Games for Children from 0 to 3 Years Old

Montessori games for children will benefit their learning and cognitive development. Best of all, they're fun!
Montessori Games for Children from 0 to 3 Years Old

Last update: 12 May, 2021

In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at some Montessori games for children from 0 to 3 years old. These games will help them develop their vocabulary, logical reasoning and motor skills, as well as self-awareness.

Montessori methodology is an educational method based on respect and stimulation of children. It gives children a suitable environment to learn in. These games are orderly, eye-catching, simple and hands on. What’s more, each of the objectives in these games are necessary for your child’s development.

As the adult, your only role in these games is to observe and guide your child. This will allow them to act, choose and think for themselves. Each effort the child makes teaches them something new. Do you want to learn about some Montessori games for children from 0 to 3 years old? Keep reading.

Montessori games for children from 0 to 3 years old

Montessori Games for Children from 0 to 3 Years Old

Face recognition game

Materials

  • Velcro
  • Colored felt
  • Glue for gluing fabric
  • Pair of scissors

How to make it

  • Cut out a piece of skin-colored felt in the shape of a face. If you want, you can also make a whole body. This would be helpful if you want your child to learn the different parts of the body.
  • Then, make the eyes, hair, nose, mouth, eyebrows, etc. Cut everything out so that you’ll have it ready for later. 
  • If you want, you can add other decorative elements, like glasses, a bow, a mustache, a bear, a hat, some earrings, etc.
  • Once you have all the parts cut out for the face, glue a piece of velcro to the back of each piece and to the part of the face cut-out where each piece belongs. 
  • Then, all that’s left to do is have your child place each part of the face in the right spot.

Benefits of this game

This game will help your child become more aware of themselves, their body and their face. In addition, it will help them increase their vocabulary because they’ll be learning the different parts of the face or body.

Sorting

Materials

  • Different sized cardboard rolls
  • Different colored paints
  • Plastic cups
  • Different colored bowls
  • Colored pompoms
  • Colored or painted pasta
  • Double sided tape
  • Brushes

How to play

  • Paint the cardboard rolls with whatever colors you want and put them on the wall using the double sided tape. Then, put the plastic cups below each one. These will make sure that the things you put in the cardboard rolls doesn’t fall.
  • After, paint the pasta the same colors as the painted rolls or use already colored pasta, and put them all in a mixed bowl. Instead, you could also use colored pompoms. Then, your child will have to search and sort the objects by colors. As they sort, your child will put the pompoms or pasta in the corresponding color roll.

Benefits of this game

This activity will help your child develop their logical and mathematical thinking skills. In addition, your little one will learn to order, classify and sort, which will improve their sequential memory.

Montessori Games for Children from 0 to 3 Years Old

Making geometric shapes with popsicle sticks

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint or markers
  • Velcro

Steps

  • Paint the popsicle sticks in different ways or buy colored ones.
  • Then, stick a piece of velcro to the tip of each stick. Stick the velcro facing one way on the front, and the opposite way on the back. 
  • Then, your child can start using them to make different shapes, like triangles, squares, a house… pretty much anything they want.

Benefits of this game

With this game, your child will develop their logical reasoning and creativity. They’ll also learn the different geometric shapes and colors, while they work on their classification skills.

Texture box, one of the Montessori games for children

Materials

  • Durable cardboard
  • Glue
  • Bubble wrap
  • Macaroni
  • Shells
  • Mesh sponge
  • Pens
  • Cloth
  • Piece of wood
  • Stones
  • Fuzzy fabric
  • Different types of pasta
  • Pompoms

You can add anything else you can think of.

How to make it

  • Cut the cardboard to a size that will fit all of your materials.
  • Then, glue each of your materials to the box; be sure to mix the different colors and textures. Then, have your child experiment with the box and touch all of the different textures.

Benefits

This game will help promote your child’s senses and it will also help your little one improve their fine motor skills.

Conclusion

In this article, we talked about some of the best Montessori games for children from 0 to 3 years old. You can play these games at home and they’ll be very entertaining for your little one. In addition, they’re extremely beneficial for their development.

However, even though these games are for you child, you should always be present when they play so that you can guide them and encourage them. Now, what are you waiting for? Start playing!

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