Here are some Montessori-inspired practical life activities for your kids (from 2 years old).
Pouring. As the plate and jugs are white, I added one drop of food coloring so that water is more visible.
Grating. We love parmesan cheese, but when it has all been grated you can still find something else…
Grinding. I found this child-size grind with nutmegs at the local store. Nutmegs can be replaced with coffe, cereals or whatever you like.
Tea service (Ikea).
With real tea (we drink roiboos), sugar or honey, etc.
Sponge pouring. Transfer water from a bowl to another by soaking and squeezing the sponge.
Screw and unscrew.
Keys and Padlocks.
Opening and closing different kind of boxes.
Opening and closing different kinds of bottles and jars.
Pouring with a spoon.
Practical life activities should be presented by naming each object before, and then showing the kids how the activity works without talking.
You can have one or two trays ready to use in a place where the child can take it (and put it back) on his own. Remember: the activity starts when the child takes the tray from its palce and it ends when he puts it back. When your child loses interest in one activity, you can replace the old activity with a new one.