I recalled my experiences with Montessori as a child, while trying to think of ways to keep him busy. Montessori is all about hands-on. How perfect for this child. I don't have anything fancy to offer him, just what I have here in my home. But I've discovered little ways to get him involved and keep him busy. For example, he loves making messes. This might drive me insane. A little. But since he loves messes so much, I figured that perhaps I should just let him make a mess in a controlled environment and then teach him how to clean it up.
There is a fantastic, and really cheap, recipe for Moon Sand floating about the web. Check it out on Pinterest if you don't know what I'm talking about. Talk about a kids sensory dream! It's silky soft. My little guy loved playing in it. So much. It was everywhere. He put his toy cars in it. He also got it wet and wiped it all over my back door window.
And then....he gave all his cars a "car wash". And my bike. And the deck. And maybe the dog. But at least he learned a new skill. And the toys got clean, which was the goal.
By the way...Moon Sand...NEVER.AGAIN.
(Until the next time they ask, that is.)