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Ireland Unit: Grow a Potato (Great Irish Famine Activity)

The Great Famine was a period in Ireland between 1845 and 1849 of mass starvation, disease, and immigration. During the famine, about one million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island’s population to fall by … Continue reading Ireland Unit: Grow a Potato (Great Irish Famine Activity)

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

Much of Europe has similar animals, so it was a fun challenge to pick a few for our Ireland unit. I tried to find some that were specific to just Ireland or came to mind when one thinks of Ireland. … Continue reading IRELAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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IRELAND Unit Study: Irish Step Dance (Gross Motor Activity)

For our gross motor activity during our Ireland unit, we decided to try our hand (aka feet) at the Irish step dance. The Irish Step Dance (also known as the river dance) is characterized by the stiff upper body and … Continue reading IRELAND Unit Study: Irish Step Dance (Gross Motor Activity)

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St. Patrick’s Day “Pot of Gold” Counting Activity: FREE DOWNLOAD!

I couldn’t resist doing a Saint Patrick’s Day themed activity during our Ireland unit because it also coincided with March 17th – how convenient I did that 😉 My oldest daughter is getting pretty good at counting, and can count … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day “Pot of Gold” Counting Activity: FREE DOWNLOAD!

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St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Straw Shamrock Sun-Catcher

I love activities that allow me to upcycle or reuse things that would normally be thrown away. Instead of throwing away plastic straws, rinse them out and save to make colorful plastic “sheets” to upcycle into fun crafts. This month … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Straw Shamrock Sun-Catcher