Flower Arranging: Inspiring Montessori at Home

The warmer weather this week has us all dreaming of an early spring. This is a perfect time to channel the spring cheer into your home with this classic Montessori lesson. This activity includes a number of practical life skills such as carrying a tray, pouring, and using scissors for cutting. You can adapt your flower arranging activity according to your child’s age and experience.


Prepare a tray with flowers, a vase, scissors, water, funnel, and sponge.

1. Using the funnel, the child pours water from cup or pitcher into the vase. The child can wipe up any spills with the sponge.

2. The child takes a stem, measures it against the vase to determine how much to trim, and cuts the stem.

3. The child then places each stem into the vase and arranges them to his/her liking.

4. Let the child decide where to display the vase. This will give them a sense of pride as you admire the work!