top of page
ookie crumbs.png
ookie crumbs.png
Untitled design (20).png
Untitled design (19).png
Untitled design 18.png
ookie crumbs.png

Holiday Fun is Here!

Introducing our SS&N Pasta Collection, a fresh take on Montessori Practical Life Play!

Shop Practical Playsets

CABC1F38-AE23-4939-97CB-6B5349A28A9A2021-03-15_13-05-24_960 (2)_edited.jpg

Did You Know?

Do you ever wonder what Practical Life is all about? These exercises are specifically crafted to help children develop the skills needed to navigate and engage with their environment effectively. Practical


Life activities encourage qualities such as orderliness, concentration, coordinated movement, and the refinement of both fine and gross motor skills.


Through these exercises, children not only acquire essential life skills but also build independence and self-assurance by learning to perform tasks in their surroundings without undue assistance.

Perfect for Sensory Bins, Crafts, and Gifts

Every child delights in the opportunity to explore and engage their imagination while learning. These items serve as ideal enhancements for exploration bins, sensory bins, and creative projects. 


They also make an excellent choice for a perfect birthday gift.



As the owner and founder of Something Sweet & Neat, my vision is to share my creations with you and serve as a wellspring of educational and enjoyable inspiration. Our Practical Playsets are thoughtfully curated around straightforward themes, offering children engaging tools to play and cultivate early childhood skills in a non-traditional teaching approach!

Every day, women, mothers, and educators visit SS & N seeking inspiration for their daily routines, encompassing educational activities and the design of spaces for children to explore and learn.

Let's champion the "Help Me Do It Myself" approach and empower the little hands of our children to achieve remarkable feats.

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
-Maria Montessori

Hi, I'm Sandy!


What are the benefits of Practical Playsets?

Employing familiar materials like pasta, kernels, and rice can foster children's independence when it comes to self-feeding.

As they fill bowls with these vibrant and colorful materials, children have the opportunity to cultivate vital early childhood skills.

These activities promote the strengthening of fine motor control, the development of wrist coordination, self-care abilities, enhanced overall coordination, heightened concentration, increased independence, and a multitude of other valuable skills and attributes.

How do I store the materials?

​It's important to emphasize that our materials are natural and have a finite lifespan.

Over time, colors may exhibit variations or fade with frequent use.

To preserve the quality of the pasta, it is advisable to store it in dry environments, either within the provided jars or sealed gallon-sized bags.

Are the materials safe to eat?

Our pasta, kernels, and rice are prepared using natural ingredients; nevertheless, it is not advisable to use them as food.

They are safe for handling and touching, but their taste is not suitable for consumption.

Do I need to supervise my kids?

This product is not intended for children under the age of 3, as small parts like pasta, kernels, and rice can pose a choking hazard to young children.
It is essential to ensure that children are supervised at all times while playing with any type of pasta or kernel.
Once the initial presentation has been made, and if you are comfortable with the child's progress and safety, children may be allowed to practice independently.

Check back soon
Once posts are published, you’ll see them here.
bottom of page