Each culture carries an incredibly rich palette of colours and gorgeous patterns represented on their traditional costumes. Children love learning about different traditions all over the world and find out what makes them so unique and special. Can you imagine a Montessori classroom without continent study unit? Impossible. Well, besides being an essential part of the Montessori curriculum it is also lots of fun for kids to learn and even try different cultural outfits.
I have put together multicultural activities that represent children of the world in their traditional clothes. These work great in our preschool Montessori classroom.
Children of the world dress up activity makes dressing up paper boys and girls a great fun. In this printable, there are 12 boys and girl with different skin tone colour. Each has a set of traditional clothes. I love the idea of placing magnet pieces on the back of each part (after cutting it out and laminating). If you place a paper girl or boy on a cookie sheet, it will make it easier for kids to dress them up. I also love using paper boy and girl print out on its own with play-dough activity and invite my child to create dress ups using play-dough. Find this printable here
Children of the world counting puzzles made a great math activity for practising counting by 1s from 1-100. Each card has ten strips (1-10, 11-20 ,etc.) These are also more fun when having magnets at the back and done on a cookie sheet. Find this printable here
This printable (subscriber freebie) demonstrates traditional clothes people wear around the globe Print out on an A3 paper and laminate the world map. Next, print out, laminate and cut out pictures to match to the ones on the map. You may also like to attach velcro dots to the World Map and the rest of printable pieces.
Traditional Costumes Around The World 3 – Part Montessori Cards are very versatile. They contain pictures of the female and male person that represent countries of 6 continents. My “Traditional Costumes Around The World” Book printable for colouring and labelling is included as well. Pictures of people in traditional clothes are just gorgeous. Additionally, students will enjoy using control cards or picture cards for memory or match-up activity. Find this printable here.
My very dear Montessori friend from I Believe In Montessori put together a gorgeous collection of children around the world assorted by continents. A looked at these with such curiosity and fascination. You can head off straight here to download your free copy.
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