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
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 … Continue reading Notre Dame Rose Window Paper Craft – FRANCE Unit Study
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!
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 … Continue reading Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity
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 … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment
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]
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 … Continue reading Milk Carton Viking Long Boat Ship Craft
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]
Iceland is such an unique habitat, that it only makes sense that the animals there are also unique. Much of the wildlife has adapted to water in some fashion as well as cold temperatures. I’ll admit, it was very hard … Continue reading ICELAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards