Here is another Montessori tip for you!
One of the things I am always collecting is these little jam jars you sometimes get at cafes or hotels. They aren’t the regular size you get from the supermarket – they are only a few centimetres tall. This one was Bonne Maman jam, but there are other brands too.
These jars are manageable for kids from 2+ years to open by themselves. And they are very versatile, great for collecting small parts like beads etc. But in the classroom I use these most in the art and craft area.
1. As glue pots
I fill the small jar about ⅓ full with glue paste in the pot and provide a small glue brush. The glue I use is made from a powder and my box has lasted me over 5 years! I bought it at Knutsel Frutsel on the Hoofddorpplein and if you want to know what to look for you can find the product here.
2. For water colour painting
These are the perfect size for getting water for water colour painting. If the jar gets tipped over, there is not too much for the child to wipe up!
Hopefully you won’t get too many funny looks if you pop them in your bag after brunch at a cafe. And perhaps you have some great tips to share with us. Be sure to add yours on our Facebook page.