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Decorating the Holiday Table with Your Child

Tis the season to apply Maria Montessori’s Practical life Exercises to decorating the holiday table. For starters, children can learn how to properly fold and place the napkins on the table. See NAMC Montessori Teacher’s Blog.

table+set From NAMC Montessori Teacher’s Blog

Find an NAMC lesson presentation for holiday flower arranging by visiting

Nan Barchowsky, a recognized handwriting expert, offers some valuable tips on how to improve your child’s handwriting. See Nan’s program is used by countless schools and homeschoolers. See for details. Even in this “electronic age”, handwriting is an essential communication skill. To improve comfort and coordination, Nan Barchowsky of Barchowsky Fluent Handwriting suggests “A Bit of Yarn for a Good Pen Hold”.

Find instructions for making some beautiful hoilday place cards by visiting

Here are some other sites to explore.

Decorative Thanksgiving Turkey Place Card Holders

Homemade Christmas Place Cards – YouTube

Christmas Place Mats

Candy Basket

Free Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids

20 Gorgeous Holiday Table Settings

Origami Christmas Tree

Origami Holiday Wreath

Christmas Homeschooling Activities, Books, Crafts and Printables List

Pot Holders

Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Have fun exploring these activities with the children and teens in your life!

Heidi Anne Spietz
American Montessori Consulting
Celebrating 28 Years of Serving School and Home Educators
Montessori for the 21st Century

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