Looking for some free Montessori resources for your homeschool or preschool? There is a ton of really incredible free stuff out there – printables, techniques, advice, information, inspiration, ideas, and even product giveaways. Give these valuable sources a look – you will not be disappointed!
- The Montessori Print Shop is a company that offers printable Montessori materials for sale on CD ROM or through PDF downloads. The great thing is, they let you sample their materials for free. The free download list is large and includes nomenclature cards, matching games, puzzle cards and geometric figures, just to name a few.
- Montessori for Everyone also has a free download section with LOTS of materials. Some printables are more suited to elementary level students, but you can find stuff for preschoolers, too.
- Montessori for Learning has a great variety of free downloads, including scissor practice sheets, vocabulary cards, phonetic bingo, and much more.
- Montessori Mom offers printables, lesson ideas and other helpful information about teaching Montessori at home. There are even printables that can be used to make your own sandpaper letters.
- Wikisori is a community of Montessori educators and it hosts over 500 printable worksheets from various sources.
Note: Montesorri Albums contain instructions on how to present various Montessori activities. For many of the presentations, special Montessori equipment is needed.
- Shu-Chen Jenny Yen’s has Montessori albums for ages 3-6 available for free . I am completely amazed at the wealth of information here.
- Math and Cultural albums for ages 3-6 are available at Moteaco.
- Wikisori also has a very extensive section of free albums.
There are many inspiring blogs that cover using the Montessori Method. These are good sources of ideas for montessori activities, many of which you can find the materials for at home. Many of them occasionally offer free printable materials to their readers or host giveaways of Montessori materials. Here are some of my favorites (although I know I’ve missed some great ones):
- Living Montessori Now
- Montessori Beginnings
- Counting Coconuts
- The Wonder Years
- The Moveable Alphabet
- Chasing Cheerios
Your local library is a good resource for books about the Montessori Method. Some excellent titles (some of which I have read, and some of which come highly recommended) include:
- The Montessori World Educational Institute has free information on teaching with the Montessori and even includes free video courses.
- If you’re looking for even more Montessori information, the International Montessori Index has links galore.
Do you know of any free Montessori resources? Don’t keep them a secret – spread the wealth – leave a comment!