Nov 242015
 

Montessori Lesson

Montessori Cloth Folding Lesson Activity

AREA

Care of the person

AGE

Three – three and a half

MATERIALS

  • First square – stitches marking stitched line
  • Second square – stitches marking diagonal
  • Third square – stitches marking two stitched
  • Four square – stitches marking to diagonals

DIRECT AIM

Fold cloth along the stitches

INDIRECT AIM

Concentration, preparation for geometry, fine motor movements

PRESENTATION

  1. Begin work cycle
  2. Place first square on work mat and smooth out.
  3. Place stitches of cloth to run parallel to you body
  4. Use index and middle finger of right hand and trace stitches left to right
  5. Grasp bottom corners of cloth with both hands in pincer grip and fold cloth away from you so that corresponding corners meet.
  6. Trace along stitching form left to right with index and middle finger of right hand
  7. Using index and middle finger of right hand to pat along fold to create a crease.
  8. Place Second Square on work mat and smooth out.
  9. Place stitched line of cloth to run parallel to you body
  10. Use index and middle finger of right hand and trace stitches left to right
  11. Place index finger of left hand on left top corner of cloth the cloth to support the folding process.
  12. Grasp bottom right of cloth with right hand in pincer grip and fold cloth away from you so that the top corresponding corners meet.
  13. Trace along stitching form left to right with index and middle finger of right hand
  14. Using index and middle finger of right hand pat along fold to create a crease.
  15. Place third square on work mat and smooth out.
  16. Place one of the stitched lines of cloth to run parallel to you body
  17. Use index and middle finger of right hand and trace stitches left to right
  18. Grasp bottom corners of cloth with both hands in pincer grip and fold cloth away from you so that corresponding corners meet.
  19. Trace along stitching form left to right with index and middle finger of right hand
  20. Using index and middle finger of right hand pat along fold to create a crease.
  21. Place next stitched line of cloth to run parallel to you body. To do this turn the entire cloth around.
  22. Use index finger  and middle finger of right hand and trace stitches from left to right
  23. Place left index finger on to left-hand side of cloth.
  24. Grasp right hand corner of cloth in right hand in pincer grip and fold cloth away from your body so that corresponding corners meet.
  25. Trace along stitching form left to right with index and middle finger of right hand
  26. Using index and middle finger of right hand pat along fold to create a crease.
  27. Place fourth square on the work mat and smooth out.
  28. Place one of the stitched lines of the cloth to run parallel to you body
  29. Use index and middle finger of right hand and trace stitches left to right
  30. Place index finger of left hand on the left corner of the cloth to support the folding process.
  31. Grasp bottom right corner of cloth with right hand in pincer grip and fold cloth away from you so that corresponding corners meet.
  32. Trace along stitching form left to right with right index and middle finger.
  33. Using index and middle finger of right hand pat along fold to create a crease.
  34. Place the next stitched line of the cloth to run parallel to your body.
  35. Use the index and middle finger of your right hand and trace stitches left to right.
  36. Place left index finger on left corner of the cloth.
  37. Grasp bottom right corner of cloth with right hand in pincer grip and fold cloth away from you so that corresponding corners meet.
  38. Trace along stitching form left to right with index and middle finger of right hand
  39. Using index and middle finger of right hand pat along fold to create a crease

CONTROL OF ERROR

Stitches show if cloth is not folded correctly

EXTENSIONS

Folding table napkins, pillow cases, dish towels

VARIATIONS

Teaching vocabulary like meridian, diagonal, parallel

Folding different types of napkins

Doing Origami

Folding Fancy Napkins

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)