Gift Guide: Best Montessori Gift Ideas for Preschoolers 4 and 5 Years Old

If you’re searching for the best Montessori-aligned gift ideas for 3-year-olds, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for a Birthday, Easter, Christmas, or other Holiday gift, our Montessori 3-year-old gift guide is a great place to start for your toddler.

We have ideas that include budget-friendly Montessori toys from Amazon to gorgeous custom-made items from Etsy, as well as our favorite picks from Montessori-aligned companies such as Montessori Services.

Wooden Knife for Kids

This is a child-friendly safe wooden knife that can be used by your little chef. It cuts through fruits and vegetables, cheese, bread and much more.

Montessori Movable Alphabet

The movable alphabet is one of the most classic Montessori materials. Children in a Montessori learning environment begin using the movable alphabet between the ages of four and six. It is a crucial part of Montessori’s preschool learning model.

Geometric Solids Set

The purpose of this material is to develop the child’s stereognostic sense which creates a mental picture through touch. Indirectly, they prepare the child for later work in mathematics, especially geometry, by identifying solid shapes.

6-in-1 Indoor Wooden Playground

If the ultimate preschooler gift is in your budget, consider this indoor wooden playground. Included Activities – Mini Rock Climbing Wall, Swedish Slide, Monkey Bars, Rope Ladder, Wood Ladder & Swing.

Stepping Stones

These stepping stones help your child build confidence in their balance and coordination. Playing with the stepping stones kit helps them learn to determine distance and height. Hopping from stone to stone trains important muscles needed for stability while walking, jumping, and running, and encourages kinesthetic learning.

wooden lacing boards Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Wooden Lacing Boards

These wooden lacing boards from Montessori Services are a great alternative to busy boards. Makes a great gift for toddlers and is also a good travel toy.

Mud Kitchen

There are many activities and benefits that come from a mud kitchen. Although a much pricier gift, it can be enjoyed for many years by many different aged children.

Color & Shape Matching Game

This double-sided wooden puzzle board has a color matching side and a shape matching side with multiple puzzle cards. Helps with pattern recognition.

Spinning Reading Blocks

This alphabet manipulative material introduces reading through letter blending and rhyming. It is also designed to foster independent play and self-correction. We prefer this brand to competitors because the images are realistic instead of cartoonized.

Leaf Wooden Puzzle

This leaf-themed puzzle is a great addition to your fall Montessori shelf rotation. Children can learn to identify some of the most common autumn leaves.

Outdoor Kids Explorer Kit

All-in-one nature exploration kit includes 7 pieces: Backpack, Binoculars, Magnifying Glass, Flashlight, 2-in-1 Whistle, bug container, and compass. Meets everything your preschooler needs for an outdoor adventure!

wooden balance beam montessori gift for preschoolers

Wooden Balance Beam Set

This balance beam set can fold or come apart for easy storage. Practice gross motor skills, use as a “road” or “bridge” for other toys, play “the floor is lava” or get creative making an obstacle course.

geometric stacking stones Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Geometric Stacking Stones

Though stacking stones and other blocks are not strictly Montessori, many Montessorians love these unique geometric balancing stones that provide an extra challenge.

wooden alphabet tracing boards Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Wooden Alphabet Tracing Boards

Another essential Montessori material, these wooden tracing boards allow children to practice proper letter formation and develop their reading and writing skills in a hands-on way. Younger children can simply use a finger to begin learning how to trace the shapes, while older children who are ready for handwriting can use the included wooden stylus to develop the hand and finger strength required for a proper pencil grip.

Montessori Wooden Dollhouse with Realistic Furniture

Realistic Wooden Dollhouse

There is definitely a place for dolls and dollhouses in Montessori. We have a whole article on our top choices for realistic dollhouses and dollhouse furniture.

Pattern Blocks and Boards

This pattern blocks and boards set lets kids enjoy a classic math manipulative and learning activity. It’s great for spatial awareness, color recognition, hand eye coordination, and problem solving

functional kids vacuum Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Functional Kids Vacuum

This toy vacuum has been designed like the famous Dyson Cord-Free vacuum to the very last detail. Working cord-free vacuum with accessible debris tray, simulated cyclone action, easy to release attachments, and a long and short nozzle. Great Montessori practical life activity

Shoe Lacing Board

Preschoolers can work on the practical life skills of lacing and tying their shoes with this wooden shoe lacing board.

Kids Gardening Set

This gardening set contains everything your preschooler needs to work on the practical life skills of gardening.

Lock and Key Board

This lock and key board focuses on one skill and is a good busy board gift for preschoolers.

kids cleaning set toys Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Kids Cleaning Set

This practical life skill-building and confidence-boosting set is designed to strengthen and embolden your child’s sense of purpose. Each tool helps them develop coordination and fine motor skills.

color resemblance sorting toy Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Color Resemblance Sorting

The Color Resemblance Sorting Task from Adena Montessori is a matching and sorting game using shades of color to develop skills in visual perception and color discrimination.

montessori screwdriver board toy Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Montessori Screwdriver Board

This screwdriver board set is a great gift for your preschooler. It helps children learn the practical life skill of using a screwdriver, working with various tools, and holding the keys correctly, while training hand-eye coordination and developing their fine motor skills.

learn to dress boards Montessori gift for 3 year old toddlers

Learn to Dress Boards

These dressing boards allow your toddler to practice 6 different practical life dressing skills. It is a good way to exercise your child’s finger flexibility and help the kids learn the basics.

Wooden Stepping Stones

Montessori influenced rainbow stepping stones are designed to help with balance and coordination. It boosts physical activity and gross motor skill development.

Kids Cooking and Baking Set

This high quality cooking and baking set is great for smaller hands. Made from safe, nontoxic, food-grade materials that will cause no harm to your little chef.

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Stacy Jones

When I became a foster mother, I started researching different parenting and education ideas. Learning about the Montessori Method has been intriguing and fascinating, and I have enjoyed watching the little ones in my life learn and grow from incorporating Montessori elements into our family's lifestyle. Montessori For Today was started to provide answers to my own questions, which will hopefully become a great resource for others to learn about the Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, and how you can incorporate elements of Montessori into your own home and lifestyle.

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