January 2022 Family Fun Adventures

Updated: Apr 13

A berry bush frozen and covered with snow -Casa Montessori Preschool -Family Fun Adventures Blog
Focus on the WEATHER!

Hello Families!

In January, we will focus on the weather. You will find a workbook and/or activity sheets that you can download to explore and evaluate all the fun that the seasons have to offer. You will also find a list of books that we have collected to encourage your little readers and give you some new book ideas to add to your library. Take our 30-day reading challenge and then enroll your little one in a drawing to receive one of our January book selections!

Montessori is about learning naturally through play and observation. At Casa Montessori, as a family-owned and operated company, we also know the importance of working (and playing) together as a family. We believe in encouraging families to play together, make memories and have adventures.

You can also find our adventures on our social media platforms. We would LOVE to see your family's adventure. Upload some pictures to your social media platforms and tag us and use the hashtag #casafamilyfun We will keep an eye out! You can also encourage your friends to join our Family Fun Adventures too. They will be so glad that you did.

Happy January!

The staff of Casa Montessori Preschool.


Weekend Family Fun Challenge


January is a cold and beautiful month to have a Family Fun Adventure in! The WEATHER & SEASONS WORKBOOK is a great way to learn about the winter and all the FUN winter can bring. Here are the activities you can look forward to this month:

Activity #1

Start tracking the weather and seasons with your preschool. Track how many sunny days, rainy days, snowy days, and cloudy days we have in January. Click the link to download the WEATHER & SEASONS WORKBOOK.

Activity #2

Make a rain stick with your preschooler and make rain indoors! Take a picture or video of your rain stick and the sounds it makes to share with us! Click the link to download the WEATHER & SEASONS WORKBOOK.

Activity #3

Take a winter walk this weekend with your preschooler. Collect some leaves and make leaf rubbing art. You can use the leaf pattern worksheet to evaluate the sizes and shapes of leaves together. Click the link below to download the WEATHER & SEASONS WORKBOOK.

Activity #4

Make a book about winter together with your preschooler using the book template in the WEATHERS & SEASONS WORKBOOK. Your child will practice cutting, tracing words, drawing pictures to match a sentence, and more! Take a blustery day, have some hot cocoa and create something to remember your time together. Not all adventures have to be outdoors!



Casa Montessori Reading List

Join our NEW 30-day reading challenge. You can start your challenge off with the books listed below or just choose some of the books you have at home. The goal is to read a book every day. We have a 30-day reading challenge worksheet for you to download with the very unique places to read, people to read with and book subjects you can read about. Once you have completed a "challenge" enter the information into a Google Form (CLICK HERE) and then submit it to be entered in to win one of the books below (the title is a SUPRISE!).

>> Download December 2022 30-Day Reading Challenge Worksheet<<

Book cover the "Luckiest Snowball" -Casa Montessori's 30 Day Reading Challenge
A snowball who gets to see the seasons

BOOK #1: The Luckiest Snowball

Written by Elliot Kreloff

The Luckiest Snowball by Elliot Kreloff is the story of a snowball who gets to see all the seasons thanks to a little boy and his kitchen freezer.


Book cover the "Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit" -Casa Montessori Preschools 30 Day Reading Challenge
Learn what animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare!

BOOK #2: Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit

by Il Sung Na

Some fly, some swim, some take a long sleep, and others have a thick coat and can stay in the snow!


Kids book about animals that adapt to the diffent seasons -Casa Montessori Preschool -30 Day Reading Challenge
Learn what animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare!

BOOK #3: 10 Sparkly Snowflakes Written by Tiger Tales

Join the woodland animals as they get ready to play snowy games in this peek-through counting book. Little ones will love to watch as the number of snowflakes decreases from 10 to 1 with each turn of the page.


Book cover "How to catch a Snowman"
Get ready for snow much fun running, skating, and bouncing to catch the snowman!

BOOK #4: How to Catch a Snowman

Written by Adam Wallace

Our heroes' entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life―and ran away! Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they'll never forget? Who snows!



Helpful Articles and Resources

How to Plan a Playdate for Kids

By Amanda Rock | April 09, 2019

Up until now, you’ve been your child’s playmate. Together you’ve conquered Candy Land, eaten more than your fair share of mud pie, and built the most excellent block towers this side of the Mississippi. But as your preschooler gets older and starts attending school or daycare, her social circle will expand and playdates will become a vital part of her life.

Playdates are an important part of building healthy social skills. Click the link below to visit our blog and download the “No-Bake Playdough Recipe” to use at your next playdate.

SOURCE: VeryWellFamily.com



Healthy Eating for Preschoolers

Written by: Staff from the U. S. Department of Agriculture

Keeping your preschooler safe is your number one priority. Building safe habits will be valuable throughout their lives. You can help your child to build healthy habits now that will last a lifetime.

SOURCE: myplate.gov


Choosing the right snacks is a must for establishing healthy eating habits. Click the link below, visit our website, read our blog and download the Cookie Bowl Recipe Activity.



10 Outdoor Winter Activities for Preschoolers

Once everyone is suited up for the cold weather, here are some winter activities that you and your preschoolers can enjoy:

1. Evergreens in Winter

Evergreens trees in the winter offer a variety of sights, smells, and sensations that can help children connect with their environment.

SOURCE: Project Learning Tree Blog READ MORE >


Interested in learning more about Casa Montessori?

We are currently full for our 2021/2022 school year. However, we have launched our afterschool Spanish classes for children age 3 to 11. If you are interested, please click on the link below that reflects your child's Spanish level:

Also, if you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), please visit our website at CasaMontessoriWA.com or CLICK HERE and fill out our waiting list form.

Casa Montessori accepts DSHS, daycare assistance as well as military and multi-child discounts.

Are you looking for a full or part-time job working with preschool-age children? Casa Montessori is now hiring. We offer competitive wages, and a creative and fun work culture too. CLICK HERE to fill out an application today!

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