In our Montessori classroom, the children learn about our world, space, planets, continents, land and water forms, etc. Here are a few activities we offer to spark children’s curiosity.
Compass activity. After demonstrating three-part lesson on parts of the world -North, South, East and West, we engage the children in fun activity incorporating their knowledge of parts of the world and math by giving them directions, for example: “make 3 steps North, 2 steps West, 1 South, then 4 East”. You can download free printable here.
The child trace and then paint all seven continents using The World Map Puzzle..
You can find great free flag colouring sheets and animal cards here.
Here is a great resource for making your own flag printables.
(photo credit: Janette Dunne)
Learning about animals of the world
This is a wonderful resource for animals of the continents free printables: Africa Asia Europe Antarctica Australia North America South America
If you are looking for great replica animals for your continent boxes, you can find them here:
Continents colouring activity
You can find free Continents colour in printable here
Continents 3-Part Cards
Free 3 – Part Continent Cards can be found here.
Montessori World Map with Flags This activity can be too challenging for children on its own. We usually provide Flag Book to facilitate them to search for country and find it on the map.
Water Air Land Activity
You can find free Land Water Air Printables here
Four Seasons of the Year Cards
This activity was put together by our teachers, however, you can find the free printable resource here
Minerals and Rocks Matching activity.
You can find a great resource here
When talking about Hawaii we learnt about volcanoes. This time, we made this volcano replica together with the children using homemade clay, paints and other craft materials.
I hope you were inspired!
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A note of gratitude to wonderful teachers of Indooroopilly Montessori Children’s House, for their gorgeous room set ups, and their endless love and dedication to working with children