Bid that bead! – Montessori Beading


beadsBeading is an important part of Montessori teaching. Large beads are offered to toddlers to improve their motor skills. Small beads are offered to preschoolers to get them ready for writing. Beads – are part of sensorial materials for Montessori. Around four, mathematic bead materials are introduced.

Beads by themselves are inexpensive. But products made from beads seem to sky-rocket in prices. This is a list of resources for finding beading projects, instructions on how to make and use these materials, where to buy beads and finished products. If you know other resources, please share them as comments as the end of the article!

Most of these resources are based on information kindly shared by the members of MontessoriMakers and Playschool6 Yahoo groups. Many thanks to their incredible help!


Here is a link to to a good basic Montessori guide. There is some information on the bead materials.

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