As part of our Guatemala Unit Study, I wanted to do an activity that focused on weaving which is a major part of the traditional Mayan culture. When I visited the countryside of Guatemala in 1999, I saw many woman … Continue reading Paper Plate Weaving: Fine Motor Activity
Guatemala is a Central American country south of Mexico, and features rainforests, volcanoes, and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Antigua, west of the … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – GUATEMALA Unit!
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 … Continue reading Handwashing Germ Science Experiment
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 … Continue reading Braille Matching Activity: Euro Unit Study
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 … Continue reading Euro Coins – European Unit Study
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 … Continue reading DIY Petri Dish Experiment
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 … Continue reading Iris Life Cycle – Montessori Inspired Activity
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 … Continue reading France Unit Study: Montessori Inspired Foam Map [Geography]
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 … Continue reading France Unit Study: Make a Popsicle Stick Eiffel Tower!
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 … Continue reading FRANCE Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards