France Unit Study: Montessori Inspired Foam Map [Geography]

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As part of all my unit studies, I like to do an interactive map for geography. It's fun to visualize how the country looks as an outline and pin major cities as well. Both my girl's are quite young, so too many details are lost on them. My oldest likes to cut out the map … Continue reading France Unit Study: Montessori Inspired Foam Map [Geography]

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France Unit Study: Marie Antoinette Cotton Ball Craft

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I love activities that combine art and learning. My girls love to create art with different materials and as I was prepping for our France unit study, I thought an activity to study Marie Antoinette would be interesting. Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was married at the … Continue reading France Unit Study: Marie Antoinette Cotton Ball Craft

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

Iceland Unit: Icelandic Króna [Compare/Contrast Coins]

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The króna is the currency of Iceland. Iceland is the second smallest country by population, after the Seychelles, to have its own currency and monetary policy. I remember visiting Iceland in 2014, and the exchange rate was crazy for the USD. I bought a pizza and salad for thousands of króna, and was scared how … Continue reading Iceland Unit: Icelandic Króna [Compare/Contrast Coins]

Iceland Unit: Interactive Foam Map [Geography]

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In all my country units, I like to include a visual of the country and mark important major cities. First I cut out my map from a simplified pattern. You can download the map and city tags HERE. We attached our city/town names with map pins. I had a lot of fun with the map … Continue reading Iceland Unit: Interactive Foam Map [Geography]

Nordic Star String Art – Fine Motor Skills Craft

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I always like to pick at least one fine motor skill activity for our country units and the Nordic Star is featured in much of Icelandic design, especially clothing. I remember looking at beautiful sweaters in Reykjavik and seeing the Nordic Star in the patterns. The Nordic star is inspired by an important element in … Continue reading Nordic Star String Art – Fine Motor Skills Craft

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