We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
— Maria Montessori

Leaf Matching (Printable)

Leaf Matching Printable I'm in a handful of Montessori Facebook groups, and in Montessori Homeschooling, a mother shared a whole setup of Fall-related activities. There were so many great ideas, and I thought this was a simple one I could easily use here at home.

It's simply a series of 9 leaf images, different colors and shapes. And then, there is a separate set of those same 9 images, cut into cards. Alexander just places the matching leaves.

Leaf Matching Printable

I made this document into a PDF so you can print it for yourself. You'll just print the same paper twice, once for the "game board" and again for the individual cards. My suggestion? Print one of them full size, and print the second one at 90%. That way, when you laminate (if you laminate), the cards will be slightly smaller than the game board. It helps keep them inside the lines a little better.

HERE is the printable leaf document for you to use if you want!

Speaking of laminating, I got new laminating sheets today. They're the ones that are actually meant for my laminating machine. (I've had this machine for about 5 years! And I've always used the wrong sheets because it's what I happened to buy at the time!) It is night and day. Seriously, so amazing. It makes the job so much smoother and straightforward. No bubbles, no wrinkles. Perfect! You can find the links to the laminating machine and the sheets I have in "products" at the top of the page. It's the Scotch TL901 and the 3ml sheets that go along with it. They're Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, the 8.5x11 size.

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