I pulled out my Asia storage box a couple of weeks ago and was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I’ve put in it over the years.
I decided it was finally time to get it properly organized. (More thoughts about organizing thematic units here.) Here are the preliminary results!
I put a few things up on the wall for a little display
We added some tamarind seeds and pretty Asian dishes to our spooning tray
Spooning rice with miniature cups and spoon
Spooning rice with a big soup spoon
Transferring flat beads in these old school ash trays!
Our Asia folder has photograph cards from the Montessori Printshop
We’re using these cards from the Montessori Printshop for sorting landmarks, foods, and instruments from Asia. The little Taj Mahal is from Safari Ltd World Landmarks TOOB
the sushi object is from a pack of Sushi Erasers
and the palm leaf rattle is from Ten Thousand Villages.
Some flag coloring work
Sorting Living and Non Living things from Asia (Source: Asia A-Z Montessori Pack)
Sorting plants and animals from Asia (Source: Asia A-Z Montessori Pack)
Matching animal models to pictures. These cards are also from the Montessori Printshop.
Parts of a Peacock Pack (Source: Asia A-Z Montessori Pack)
I adapted these wonderful cards from my set of Waseca Biome materials. This set shows the people of the grasslands of Asia. I added some simple sentences and then bound them together to make a book.
Here are the books for each biome, along with a photo from the region that the book describes. The photo biome cards can be found in the Asia A-Z Montessori Pack.
And here’s a map of the biomes (also adapted from my set of Waseca Biomes materials)
Over the next few weeks I will share more of the activities we’ve put together for Asia. In the meantime, here are some posts from previous years:
Tons more ideas for you to try on our Asia Pinterest Board
Update: The Asia Printables are now available