Guatemala Unit Study: Quetzal Bird Toilet Paper Tube Craft

Homeschool Homeschooling Montessori Toilet Paper Craft Tubes Tube Quetzal Bird National Guatemala Guatemalan Maya Mayan Construction Paper Creative Kids Arts and Crafts Learning Educational Learn Culture Homeschool Homeschooling Unschooling Preschool PreK Kindergarten

The Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and known for its bright green and red plumage. Traditionally, the quetzal is incredibly important to the indigenous Maya of the country. Representing freedom, the quetzal is known to die in captivity. Sadly the quetzal has become endangered due to the destruction of it's habitats. I thought … Continue reading Guatemala Unit Study: Quetzal Bird Toilet Paper Tube Craft

Advertisements

Ancient Egypt Masks & Paper Plate Jewelry

Egypt Egyptian Ancient Unit Study Studies Learning About Little Passports Free Mask Printable Death Jewelry Toilet Paper Tube Macaroni Art Jewels Paper Plate Crafts Ideas Montessori Hands on Learning Free Resources

Arts and crafts are one of my favorite pastimes and I like to incorporate this into my country learning activities. For our Egypt Unit Study, I wanted to allow my kiddos to create jewelry and death masks like the pharaohs and queens wore in photos and were found in their sarcophagus. Except for the slaves, … Continue reading Ancient Egypt Masks & Paper Plate Jewelry

Mayan Temple Measuring Activity: Units of Measurement

Maya Mayan Temple Montessori Inspired Pinning Cards Clothespins Free Download Printables Measuring Activity Activities Early Counting Math Mathamatics PreK Kindergarten Preschool STEM Challenge Education Learn Learning Hands on Homeschool Homeschool Units of Measurement Numbers

I like to include a variety of subjects into my learning activities and as my oldest is now in Pre-K, I want to put a small emphasis on basic mathematics. As part of our Guatemala Unit Study, I thought it would be fun to create a measuring activity in regards to the Mayan temples that … Continue reading Mayan Temple Measuring Activity: Units of Measurement

Egypt Unit Study: Nature Painting

Nature Painting, Ancient Egypt Unit Study Hands on Learning Cut Out King Tut Queen Nefertiti Upcycle Junk Modeling Fall Colors Nature School Study Unit Studies Hands On Learning Homeschool Homeschooling PreK Kindergarten Preschool Unschooling #travelingthroughlearning

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, with nature bursting into an array of colors. I saw a similar activity using cutouts arranged over various nature foliage, and thought this would be perfect for my Egypt Unit Study! I first drew some crude sketches of King Tut and Queen Nefertiti on cardboard scraps and then … Continue reading Egypt Unit Study: Nature Painting

Guatemala Unit Study: DIY Worry Dolls

Hands on learning, Guatemala Guatemalan Mayan Worry Dolls DIY Do It Yourself Instructions Step by Step Unit Study Studies How to Legend Myth Montessori Practical Life Learning to Sew Preschool PreK Kindergarten early years Childhood Education Home Ec

One of the most interesting parts of learning about a new country is the myths/legends associated. Each culture has unique stories that are passed along through the generations, which are fascinating to study. Guatemala has "Worry Dolls" - an adorable belief that tiny dolls can be made, confessed worries to, and their owners can sleep … Continue reading Guatemala Unit Study: DIY Worry Dolls

Egg Carton Mayan Masks

Homeschooling, Homeschool, Egg Cartons, Get Creative With, Upcycle Upcycling, Voodoo Maya Mayan STEM STEAM Learning, Hands on Preschool PreK Kindergarten Learn Creative Art for Kids Unschooling, Montessori Paper Crafts Cheap Easy

I absolutely love to upcycle, creating something from the discarded. I try to base my unit study activities on things that can be found around the house, minimizing cost and waste. I was inspired by these masks on a similar version found on Instagram. I thought they would be perfect for my Guatemalan Unit Study! … Continue reading Egg Carton Mayan Masks

Paper Plate Weaving: Fine Motor Activity

Homeschool, Homeschooling, Hands on learning, Unschooling, #travelingthroughlearning, Paper Plate Crafts Activity Craft, Weaving Loom, Maya Mayan Guatemalan Home Ec Traditional Ancient Practical Life Skills, Early Years Childhood Learn Education, Culture Studies Preschool PreK Kindergarten

As part of our Guatemala Unit Study, I wanted to do an activity that focused on weaving which is a major part of the traditional Mayan culture. When I visited the countryside of Guatemala in 1999, I saw many woman outside their simple homes weaving beautiful fabric. Guatemalan woman weave beautiful textiles characterized by bright, … Continue reading Paper Plate Weaving: Fine Motor Activity

Euro Coins – European Unit Study

Homeschooling, Euro, European, Money, Coins, Currency, Denominations, Compare, Contrast, United States, USA, Dollar, Counting, Learning, Learn, Educational, Montessori, Inspired, Early Years, Hands on Learning, Unschooling, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten, World Cultures

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

Iris Life Cycle – Montessori Inspired Activity

Homeschool, Homeschooling, Montessori, Maria, Inspired, FREE Printables, Resources, Download, Resource, Unschooling, Kindergarten, Life Cycle, Lily, France Unit Parts of the Flower, Learning to Write, Tracing Sheets, Pinning Work, Waldorf, Hands on Learning, PreK, Preschool, Early Childhood Education

I love nature as a major part of my learning activities. I try to promote this when I'm creating or implementing learning activities for my girls. For our France Unit Study, I wanted to focus on the Iris as our Montessori-Inspired Life Cycle. My paternal grandmother loved lilies and we had orange and purple lilies … Continue reading Iris Life Cycle – Montessori Inspired Activity

France Unit Study: Montessori Inspired Foam Map [Geography]

Homeschool, Homeschooling, France Unit, Unit Studies, Hands on Learning, Foam Map, Pinning Activity, Fine Motor, Montessori Inspired, Waldorf, Homeschool Ideas, Geography, Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Learning, Educational, Kids, Unschooling, Culture, little Passports

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]