So many ways to sort things found in the air, land, and water!
Filling our land and water jars
Making a land and water globe with a styrofoam ball and playdoh.
The children also enjoy using the Earth playdoh mat and trying to fill in the landmasses with playdoh.
We used a blue ball of playdoh to show the children how a flat map is made from a spherical globe.
Check out this fantastic demonstration by Lori from Great Extensions
Many of our four year olds have begun making their own maps!
They have carefully pin-punched out the continents and arranged them on the paper. The oceans have been filled in with blue water colors.
Our Continent Folders are always available on the shelves for the children to explore. They are filled with pictures from each continent. We have the set from Montessori Print Shop but you can easily make your own by doing a quick search on the internet. Look for pictures of children, landmarks, food, festivals, people engaged in daily activities, large cities and small towns/villages.
This is a simple little bead stringing work that the children enjoy. The beads match the color of the continents on the puzzle map. They have to string the beads in the order of our continent song. The laminated strip with the colored dots acts as a control of error.
North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Don’t Forget Australia and don’t forget Antarctica.
Here is another version of the Continent Song with the continents in a different order.
Matching the continent 3-part cards and then making a booklet is always fun! You can find a very nice free downloadable set from The Helpful Garden.
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