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

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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

Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

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Usain St Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay, and considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. As part of our study of Jamaica, it made sense to honor him with a learning activity. I try … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

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

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: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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Jamaica has some of the most beautiful animals - it was so much fun to choose a few to feature in our Montessori-Inspired matching cards this month. It's amazing how much I learn as a parent as I prep these activities for my kiddo! It should come as no surprise that several of the animals … Continue reading JAMAICA Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest

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Its hard sometimes to come up with activities that can be enjoyed by both a preschooler AND a toddler - many of my printables or crafts the toddler destroys or chews on, which adds a level of challenge with various activities. We have been studying the Leatherback Sea Turtle as part of our Jamaica Unit … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Leatherback Sea Turtle Sensory Nest

Jamaica Unit Study: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Reflection Activity

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My inspiration for this fantastic activity was a similar activity that was posted on the Keepers of the Cheerios Blog on Facebook - I decided to make it more specific to Papilio homerus, or the Jamaican swallowtail, is the largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere. First I made a pattern that mimicked what this butterfly … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Reflection Activity