Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis

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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 I was thinking of how I would incorporate aurora borealis into my learning activities as … Continue reading Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis

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

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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 to choose just six animals to feature! You can download these three-part printable matching cards … Continue reading ICELAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Stones Matching Activity

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As we continued our study of Iceland and the Viking history, we took some time to examine the language of that time period. Iceland's language has been centuries in the making, originating from Old Norse. Archeologist have discovered many examples of this, much of which was written in Iceland, including poems and stories about gods, … Continue reading Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Stones Matching Activity

Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Tracing Cards [Fine Motor Skills]

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As we studied Iceland, I wanted to focus on the Viking history because much of this time period has utterly fascinated me. For each month, I like to do activities that promote fine motor skills and our tracing box has been a hit several times, so felt it would be perfect for this activity. Iceland's … Continue reading Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Tracing Cards [Fine Motor Skills]

Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

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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 and ripple around the bottle - perfect for learning about jellyfish, Jamaica or just a … Continue reading Jellyfish Sensory Bottle Activity

Jamaica Unit Study – Jamaican Dollar

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As part of our study of Jamaica, we studied the Jamaican Dollar - I found a collection of Jamaican coins on eBay and thought they would be perfect for our unit activity. The Jamaican dollar has been the currency of Jamaica since 1969. It is often abbreviated to J$, the J serving to distinguish it … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study – Jamaican Dollar

Pirate Treasure Chest Counting / Simple Mathematics Activity

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As part of our Jamaica Unit Study I wanted to incorporate a Pirate themed activity as Port Royal, Jamaica was once a major pirate port centuries ago. I recognize that the romanced version of Pirates is very different than reality, but it is still a fun theme to lightly learn about with my kiddos. Part … Continue reading Pirate Treasure Chest Counting / Simple Mathematics Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Dyed Rice Jamaican Flag Craft

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The Jamaican flag is such a bold dramatic color combination and has such amazing meaning behind it. "The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colors of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural beauty of the … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Dyed Rice Jamaican Flag Craft

Counting Jellyfish – Hands on Learning Activity

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When I think of Jamaica, I unfortunately think of jellyfish. My husband and I visited Jamaica in 2013, and one afternoon I got stung by one of these creatures. I never saw the animal, but I sure felt it. I had burning lines across my back for days as a sad reminder of my encounter. … Continue reading Counting Jellyfish – Hands on Learning Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Taino Natives Symbols [Fine Motor Activity]

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I have been quite intrigued with our study the indigenous people of the Caribbean, the Taíno. The ancestors of the Taíno originated in South America, and eventually migrated to these island homes. During the late fifteenth century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of the Caribbean, including Jamaica. The Taíno were the first New … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Taino Natives Symbols [Fine Motor Activity]