View Full Version : Cheap Montessori Work Mats / Rugs

02-22-2015, 07:00 PM
Today I saw some woven placemats in the kitchen section of DollarTree. They might work as Montessori work mats. Some reminded me of braided rugs and others were maybe made from polyester yarn. $1 each.

02-23-2015, 12:16 AM
One of the ideas I've been kicking around is to make this type of mat for sale. Now, I couldn't do it for $1 but can you describe the ideal mat? Should it be fuzzy soft or simply wicked flat or multicolored or plain? I've got to start generating some income!

02-24-2015, 07:07 AM
We actually don't follow true Montessori, so we don't even use the work mats. I thought I'd post it for those that are looking to get started with it and keep costs low. Sorry I can't be of help.

Homeschooling Librarian
02-26-2015, 06:06 PM
M1's school used cotton mats that were maybe 18"x24"? I remember thinking that they reminded me of 2'x3' mats. I'm guessing you can see some on Montessori Outlet.
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02-26-2015, 11:53 PM
Thanks it just tickles me that there are Montessori outlets!

Homeschooling Librarian
03-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Given how much places like Niehaus charge, I'm thankful for 'em! :D