Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The Montessori Grammar Farm....

We have been working with the grammar farm recently, I briefly mentioned it when I showed you the re-arranged room, it is just there on the shelf.

It was quite fun to make, I started with a large piece of green felt and added a blue patch for a pond and some brown for the ploughed field. For the silo I painted a toilet roll middle and a card cone silver and the barn was a gift box that I picked up in the ¥100 shop. I decided to leave the lid and just painted the barn brown and cut out a door so the animals can go in and out. The best thing is it all packs into the box.

My favourite bit is the scarecrow which is made from a pipe cleaner and dressed in felt clothes and a big wooden bead for his head. I stuck him onto a magnet and stuck another magnet into the ploughed field. I thought Ebi-kun would have plenty of farm animals in his animals box but when we went through them they were either way too big or wild animals so I ended up buying some wooden animals at the ¥100 shop.

We have got as far as adding the adjective, I do like this method of introducing grammar and Ebi-kun enjoyed making the sentences.

I have made a file with all the cards and grammar symbols plus how to present the lesson and it is available for download HERE.


  1. Oh, your farm looks lovely jojoebi. I especially like the wooden animals.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Incredible!!! Awesome!!! I love it!

  4. Wonderful job of creating a Montessori Grammar farm! I linked to your post at

  5. Jo- I am having difficultly purchasing your file on the grammar farm. Is it still avaliable?

    1. Hi Mama,
      Sorry you are having problems, I am just in the process of moving everything to my new site, you should be able to purchase it here
      if you have any problems with it let me know
      thanks jo

  6. How large is that felt mat?


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