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

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

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

Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

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For our study of Iceland, our gross motor activity was the toga hönk (tuga war) which was an important competition to the Vikings. The name literally means tugging on a loop, or a hank. Not much is known about the exact details, but it is believed that two men sat on the floor or the … Continue reading Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

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As we concluded our study of Iceland, I wanted to include a science experiment, and thought that the traditional Mentos & Diet Coca Cola would be perfect, and a great way to visualize what a geyser looks like. A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam. … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

Völuskrín – Early Icelandic Children’s Toys [Iceland Unit Study]

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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 for our Iceland unit, I stumbled upon the history of the Völuskrín. Years ago, children … Continue reading Völuskrín – Early Icelandic Children’s Toys [Iceland Unit Study]

Milk Carton Viking Long Boat Ship Craft

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I love to make models or replicas, especially out of upcycled things. My poor hubby has to put up with me and my collection of "trash" - you could say I'm a bit of a junk modeler. For our Iceland Unit, it made sense to also explore the Viking history of this island country. I … Continue reading Milk Carton Viking Long Boat Ship Craft