Teaching Geography in the Montessori Classroom.

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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..


Flag Activity
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

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5 thoughts on “Teaching Geography in the Montessori Classroom.”

  1. Wow! I just love this post – I've really been struggling to get refocused lately and seeing all of your lovely ideas here has definitely helped to get me excited about getting some printables and activities prepared again 🙂 I'll be pinning and scheduling for fb 🙂 🙂

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