Montessori preschool games and activities are great for kids in many ways. They help with senses, teamwork, and spatial skills. Curious about our favorite games? Keep reading to find out five fun activities for both parents and kids!


#1. The Name Game

The Name Game, it’s ideal for a small classroom, fostering enjoyable social connections. One person is chosen as “it,” and the rest form a circle with closed eyes. The “it” person taps each player on the shoulder individually until someone correctly guesses their name.

In this Montessori preschool activity, kids learn about spatial reasoning by recalling everyone’s name and tapping them on the shoulder during their turn. Additionally, the Name Game promotes teamwork skills as players can exchange information before making guesses about names, whether right or wrong.

#2. Sensory Mystery Bag

This enjoyable preschool activity enhances the sense of stereognosis and is suitable for both individual and group play. Just place common household or classroom items like a hairbrush, star block, and toy dinosaur in an opaque cloth bag. Then, have the child identify each item using only their sense of touch.

Moreover, sensory mystery bag activities aid in the development of language comprehension for preschoolers. This occurs as they attentively listen to their classmates’ descriptions to identify objects solely through the sense of touch.

To add more difficulty for older preschoolers, include items from various rooms in a bag and have them guess what they touch. This simple approach helps you gauge their familiarity with different objects and gives them a chance to describe their tactile experiences.

#3. Color Scavenger Hunts

For promoting sensory development and teamwork, engage in a color-sorting activity known as the “Find the Color” scavenger hunt game. Scatter items of various colors throughout your house or property and allow your child sufficient time to locate them.

Start with an empty basket or tray for your child. Let them know that you’re on the hunt for items of a particular color (like green, blue, yellow, etc.), and search for various objects around the house or classroom that match that color! For an enhanced experience, consider placing colored cards, bowls, or felt to help the child easily spot a few objects of the specified color while playing with you.

#4. Sink or Float?

This classic Montessori activity lets preschoolers explore buoyancy and the world around them. You can engage in this activity outdoors by a pool, in the bathtub, or with a bucket of water on a desk. Preschoolers will enjoy the excitement of realizing that certain items float while others sink!

When conducting this activity on a desk with a water-filled bucket, start by placing a variety of objects with different volumes (such as marbles, buttons, pinecones, acorns, wooden spoons, feathers, rocks, shells, etc.) at one end of a tray or bowl. Position a bowl of water at the opposite end.

Afterwards, inquire with the preschoolers about their predictions regarding whether the objects will sink or float. Then, have them gradually drop a few objects into the water to see if their predictions were accurate! Utilize this opportunity to examine materials that float, like wood, and those that sink, such as metal.

#5. Nature Trays

Montessori activities often incorporate natural items to impart lessons. In a nature tray activity, gather items from the outdoors for study and language exercises, arranging them on a tray or in a basket. Examples of items include acorns, pinecones, blades of grass, small twigs, leaves, seedpods, and feathers.

Next, encourage your preschooler to use a magnifying glass to explore the small details in each item. This also creates a wonderful chance for children to discover and discuss natural textures, expressing whether something feels soft, bumpy, rough, or smooth.
Sit alongside your child, let them touch and explore each item on their own, and then gather together for a discussion. What did they observe? Did anything have a distinct scent? Which items did they find to be bumpy?


Although individuals can begin Montessori learning at any age, solidifying core Montessori methods during the first plane of development rewards great results. 

At Shir-Hashirim Montessori, they are dedicated to nurturing children’s early childhood development with optimal learning environments that stimulate educational growth both at home and school. By customizing the educational experience to each child, they inspire students with a passion for learning. 

If individuals want to learn more about their early childhood programs and what these may look like for their child, please contact them.


The administrators at Shir-Hashirim Montessori acknowledge the significance of maintaining the well-being and safety of children while fostering their learning and social skills. At Shir-Hashirim Montessori, their commitment is assured in preparing toddlers for optimal development through stimulating educational environments, both at home and in school. The educational experience is customized for each child, aiming to inspire a passion for learning.

For those seeking information on preschool enrollment dates or details about the programs and their suitability for children, they are encouraged to get in touch with them.

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