Flower Arranging with the Conjunction Game

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After exploring flower arranging as a practical life lesson, I wanted to bring a new dimension to the work by presenting Ella with a fun language game!

This Montessori Conjunction Game is an easy to set up grammar game and a fun twist on botany for kids!

The Montessori Conjunction Game - teach your child how to use conjunctions with this fun language game using flowers plus a free printable!

Conjunctions are words used to connect clauses or sentences.

The main conjunctions (called “coordinating conjunctions”) are:

  • and
  • but
  • for
  • nor
  • or
  • so
  • yet

This activity isn’t concerned with teaching all of the coordinating conjunctions, but instead is focused on giving children a hands-on learning experience with conjunctions and showing children how conjunctions work.

flower game

Materials Needed for the Montessori Conjunction Game:

  • Free Conjunction Game Printable
  • Three colours of flowers, two or three stems of each
  • Three small vases
  • Three strands of ribbon (preferably same colours as flowers)
  • Sturdy tray
  • Basket or box for labels

You can also purchase the Montessori Conjunction Game pre-assembled from Montessori Services.

 

How to Play the Montessori Conjunction Game

  1. Select one flower card and place it in front of your child, read it aloud. Select the type of flower indicated.
  2. Select one “and” card and place it beside the previous card, read it aloud.
  3. Select a second flower card and use it to complete the phrase, reading aloud and selecting the indicated flower.
  4. You can then place the flowers in a vase.

Next,

  1. Select one flower card and place it in front of your child, read it aloud. Select the type of flower indicated.
  2. Select one “or” card and place it beside the previous card, read it aloud.
  3. Select a second flower card and show how the “or” has made the two flowers interchangeable.
  4. Place one set of the flowers in a vase and set the other flowers aside.

Allow your child to play the game for a while before showing them that “or” can be used to make a third type of flower interchangeable with the second, or adding in the twist of the pink ribbon for some bow-tying practice.

This is a great game for a child who is interested in flowers and ready to identify the sight words “and” and “or” and can read the flower cards without assistance.

Teach your child conjunctions (and & or) with the Montessori Conjunction Game! Free Printable and lesson

What do you think? Would you use this game to teach your child about conjunctions?

Be sure to check out our other Montessori activities for more hands-on learning inspiration!

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