Handwashing Germ Science Experiment

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As part of our France unit study, I wanted to focus on Louis Pasteur, a French scientist that formed the foundation for modern-day microbiology. My girls are at the age where everything goes in their mouths and they don't consider how clean their hands are. Not surprisingly, they seem to have frequent colds. I wanted … Continue reading Handwashing Germ Science Experiment


Braille Matching Activity: Euro Unit Study

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Louis Braille was a French educator, and invented a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired named in his honor. Modern Braille is virtually unchanged to this day, and I thought as part of our France Unit Study, studying this interesting language would be fun to do. Of course … Continue reading Braille Matching Activity: Euro Unit Study

Euro Coins – European Unit Study

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As part of all my unit studies, I like to have the girls handle and compare REAL money from that country. Even though my oldest is only four, she can compare the size, color, shape, etc to money we use here in the United States. We also look at the value and try to compare … Continue reading Euro Coins – European Unit Study

DIY Petri Dish Experiment

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Sometimes I go a little extra with my activities. As a nurse, I want to share with my littles all about their bodies and the world we live in. As we studied France in our France Unit Study, I thought a shout-out to Louis Pasteur would be most appropriate. I found sterile petri dishes on … Continue reading DIY Petri Dish Experiment

Iris Life Cycle – Montessori Inspired Activity

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I love nature as a major part of my learning activities. I try to promote this when I'm creating or implementing learning activities for my girls. For our France Unit Study, I wanted to focus on the Iris as our Montessori-Inspired Life Cycle. My paternal grandmother loved lilies and we had orange and purple lilies … Continue reading Iris Life Cycle – Montessori Inspired Activity

France Unit Study: Montessori Inspired Foam Map [Geography]

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As part of all my unit studies, I like to do an interactive map for geography. It's fun to visualize how the country looks as an outline and pin major cities as well. Both my girl's are quite young, so too many details are lost on them. My oldest likes to cut out the map … Continue reading France Unit Study: Montessori Inspired Foam Map [Geography]

France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!

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Years ago I was watching the TV series Parenthood and one of the characters made a model of the Eiffel Tower from popsicle sticks. When we started our France unit, I knew I wanted to make one myself! We started with a combination of popsicle sticks, toothpicks, hot glue gun and a small Eiffel tower … Continue reading France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!

FRANCE Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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When one thinks of France, its easy to get caught up in the beautiful architecture, but there is fun animals that live their too! While some of the animals are indigenous to Europe in general, a few are well known to French natives. You can download these three-part printable matching cards FREE HERE! Gallic Rooster … Continue reading FRANCE Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

France Unit Study: Marie Antoinette Cotton Ball Craft

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I love activities that combine art and learning. My girls love to create art with different materials and as I was prepping for our France unit study, I thought an activity to study Marie Antoinette would be interesting. Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was married at the … Continue reading France Unit Study: Marie Antoinette Cotton Ball Craft

Notre Dame Rose Window Paper Craft – FRANCE Unit Study

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As a mother of two young children, I go through a lot of paper. Construction paper, tissue paper, printer paper, coloring page paper... A year or so ago, a friend of mine did an activity with tissue paper and clear contact paper which were cut into hearts for Valentine's Day. As I was thinking of … Continue reading Notre Dame Rose Window Paper Craft – FRANCE Unit Study