Guatemala is one of the world’s leading producers of coffee, and has been a major part of Guatemala’s economy for over a hundred years. Today, approximately 125,000 coffee producers drive Guatemala’s coffee industry, with coffee remaining one of Guatemala’s principal … Continue reading Coffee Guatemala Outline Decoupage – [Guatemalan Unit Study]
The quetzal is the currency of Guatemala, named after the national bird of Guatemala, the resplendent quetzal. In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird’s tail feathers were used as currency. It is divided into 100 centavos, or lenes in Guatemalan … Continue reading Guatemalan Quetzal: Compare/Contrast Coin Currency
I may have a couple, or stack of Amazon boxes. When you’re the mother of two young kiddos, shopping is a painful experience at times, so ordering online is a lifesaver. As part of our study of Egypt, I thought … Continue reading Ancient Egypt Unit Study – Cardboard Sarcophagus & Toilet Paper Mummy
I love to integrate science into my learning activities for my kiddos. A few months ago, we visited the Denver Museum, which had an Ancient Egypt display, and my oldest was very interested in the mummies – she wanted to … Continue reading Egypt Unit Study – Apple Mummies [STEM Challenge]
My girls really enjoy the matching cards I have made over the past year for my unit studies, and I decided to switch it up a bit this month and focus more on ancient Egypt instead of strictly indigenous fauna. … Continue reading Ancient EGYPT Unit Study: Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards
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!
France is a European country rich with medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Most people think of Paris, its capital, which is famous for fashion, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – FRANCE Unit!
I like to include a native toy or vintage toy for each county in my unit studies. As the world has become smaller through the invention of technology, unique toys to certain cultures become difficult to find. As I prepped … Continue reading Völuskrín – Early Icelandic Children’s Toys [Iceland Unit Study]
One of my go-to activities when the tiny ones are melting down is a warm bath. I guess it only makes sense as this is also my go-to when I need to recharge and calm down. A few months ago … Continue reading Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis [Northern Lights]
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 … Continue reading Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity