Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

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Usain St Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay, and considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. As part of our study of Jamaica, it made sense to honor him with a learning activity. I try … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

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As part of our Jamaica unit, I made a sensory bottle with jellyfish inside! I honestly cannot believe how amazing it turned out and my girls enjoyed (and still do!) playing with it. I love how memorizing the jellyfish float and ripple around the bottle - perfect for learning about jellyfish, Jamaica or just a … Continue reading Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

#TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, which features Iceland’s … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!

Jamaica Unit Study – Jamaican Dollar

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As part of our study of Jamaica, we studied the Jamaican Dollar - I found a collection of Jamaican coins on eBay and thought they would be perfect for our unit activity. The Jamaican dollar has been the currency of Jamaica since 1969. It is often abbreviated to J$, the J serving to distinguish it … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study – Jamaican Dollar

Pirate Treasure Chest Counting / Simple Mathematics Activity

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As part of our Jamaica Unit Study I wanted to incorporate a Pirate themed activity as Port Royal, Jamaica was once a major pirate port centuries ago. I recognize that the romanced version of Pirates is very different than reality, but it is still a fun theme to lightly learn about with my kiddos. Part … Continue reading Pirate Treasure Chest Counting / Simple Mathematics Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Dyed Rice Jamaican Flag Craft

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The Jamaican flag is such a bold dramatic color combination and has such amazing meaning behind it. "The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colors of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural beauty of the … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Dyed Rice Jamaican Flag Craft

Counting Jellyfish – Hands on Learning Activity

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When I think of Jamaica, I unfortunately think of jellyfish. My husband and I visited Jamaica in 2013, and one afternoon I got stung by one of these creatures. I never saw the animal, but I sure felt it. I had burning lines across my back for days as a sad reminder of my encounter. … Continue reading Counting Jellyfish – Hands on Learning Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Taino Natives Symbols [Fine Motor Activity]

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I have been quite intrigued with our study the indigenous people of the Caribbean, the Taíno. The ancestors of the Taíno originated in South America, and eventually migrated to these island homes. During the late fifteenth century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of the Caribbean, including Jamaica. The Taíno were the first New … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Taino Natives Symbols [Fine Motor Activity]

Montessori-Inspired Leatherback Sea Turtle Life Cycle / Part Learning Pack [FREE]

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This month we focused on the Leatherback Sea Turtle as part of our Jamaica Unit Study. I have been inspired by some of the amazing resources of creative parents and educators on social media and love to create some of these for my kiddos. My oldest is only three, so I try to keep a … Continue reading Montessori-Inspired Leatherback Sea Turtle Life Cycle / Part Learning Pack [FREE]

Jamaica Unit Study: Juice Box Truck

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Years ago, many children in Jamaica didn't have toys like we had today, they relied on their imagination and creativity for playtime. By doing this, they came up with many creative toys, games, learning coordination skills, teamwork and social interaction. Juices often came in strong, square/rectangle boxes which were once very popular and children found … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Juice Box Truck