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Practical Life Activities for Elementary-Age Kids

HuntersWoodsPH | Montessori | Practical Life Activities for Elementary Age Kids

If you’re looking for a plain and simple list of elementary-age practical life activities that you can choose from, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Some of these might overlap — for example, gardening and planting a seed — but you can choose the simpler activities for younger kids and the multi-step ones for older kids.

 

☐ Gardening

 

☐ Planting a seed

 

☐ Watering

 

☐ Pruning

 

☐ Harvesting

 

☐ Composting

 

☐ Sweeping/raking leaves

 

☐ Animal care

 

☐ Feeding a pet

 

☐ Washing a pet

 

☐ Taking a pet for a walk

 

☐ Caring for younger children

 

☐ Reading with younger children

 

☐ Food preparation

 

☐ Planning a meal

 

☐ Following a recipe

 

☐ Cooking a meal

 

☐ Setting the table

 

☐ Washing dishes

 

☐ Ironing tablecloths and napkins

 

☐ Laundry

 

☐ Washing/cleaning windows

 

☐ Handwork: sewing, crochet, knitting, weaving

 

☐ Sewing a button

 

☐ Repairing worn clothes

 

☐ Tying a knot

 

☐ Taking measurements

 

☐ Lighting a candle

 

☐ Inserting batteries into devices (e.g., flashlight)

 

☐ First aid

 

☐ Stocking supplies (eg, classroom shelf)

 

☐ Repair/maintenance work

 

☐ Changing a light bulb

 

☐ Fixing leaky faucets

 

☐ Bicycle maintenance

 

☐ Washing a car

 

☐ Tool usage

 

☐ Assembling furniture

 

☐ Woodworking

 

☐ Pitching a tent

 

☐ Rolling and unrolling a sleeping bag

 

☐ Packing for an excursion

 

☐ Reading a bus/train schedule

 

☐ Using a map

 

☐ Planning an event

 

Budgeting

 

☐ Earning money

 

☐ Rummage sale

 

☐ Bake sale

 

☐ Writing a thank you note

 

☐ Making a phone call

 

☐ Writing and mailing a letter

 

☐ Sending an email

 

☐ Creating a website

 

☐ Grace and courtesy

 

☐ Community service

 

Are there any other practical life activities you would recommend for elementary-age kids? Leave a comment below!

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