Walk Like a Camel – Gross Motor Activity

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Working on fine and gross motor skills is an essential part of #handsonlearning. As part of our study of Israel, I thought it may be fun to try to walk like a camel. Honestly it's much harder than it looks as camels have a very interesting gait. They pace instead of trot, meaning the legs … Continue reading Walk Like a Camel – Gross Motor Activity

ISRAEL Unit Study – Build a “Wailing Wall” Out of Sugar Cubes

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I am a kinetic learner - meaning I learn best by physically doing something. I suspect my daughter is very similar, as she loves to "do it herself!" We are having a blast learning about Israel as we come up with fun activities that allow us to learn while having fun. I wanted to somehow … Continue reading ISRAEL Unit Study – Build a “Wailing Wall” Out of Sugar Cubes

ISRAEL Unit – Fashion Study

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Growing up I loved to create little outfits for my dolls. It was fun to make things for them to wear. As I have traveled the world, it's fascinating to see how different people dress. As the world becomes smaller, thanks to global media, the major differences aren't as noticeable, but there still is a … Continue reading ISRAEL Unit – Fashion Study

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

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Our study of Israel took us to discuss the indigenous fauna of the country. Although Israel has many animals that live there, I had to pick a few to make into these fun Montessori-inspired 3-part matching cards, limited by what free photos I could find (yes, I'm cheap) and what miniatures were available. FREE Download … Continue reading ISRAEL Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

Olive Tasting – Sensory Experience

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Olives are etched in Israel's history, with olive oil being an important ancient export. In conjunction with my life cycle of an olive tree, I decided to do a small sensory experience with three different types of olives found in most grocery stores (I'd love to be more eclectic, but I'm limited with what is … Continue reading Olive Tasting – Sensory Experience

Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

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Most of us are familiar with the Christian Christmas story of the three wise men who presented the baby Jesus with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Most pictorial depictions show these gifts in containers. Aside from gold which many of us are familiar with, what did these gifts really look like? So I ordered up some … Continue reading Three Wise Men’s Gifts: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh *Sensory Activity*

Israel-Themed Sensory Bin / Small World #Invitation to Play

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My kids are big on sensory play. My preschooler loves to play with handfuls of small objects, sorting, organizing and ultimately making a mess. My toddler likes playing too, but she wants to eat everything, which makes it challenging as well. I wanted to create a sensory bin that fit out Israel-themed activities. My basis … Continue reading Israel-Themed Sensory Bin / Small World #Invitation to Play

Star of David – Popsicle Craft (Israel Unit)

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The Star of David is very important to the Jewish culture. As the most prominent religion in Israel, I found this fun craft that helps little ones recognize this symbol while providing hands on creative fun. First I glued popsicle sticks into two triangle shapes. I used the wider ones, but either will work. You … Continue reading Star of David – Popsicle Craft (Israel Unit)

Hebrew Counting Cards 1-10 *FREE Printables*

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As we continue our study of Israel in this month's theme, we discussed languages. Israel has both Hebrew and Arabic as predominate languages. I thought it would be fun to learn to count in another language - I chose Hebrew. I found Hebrew to be quite fascinating at initial glance. Words are either masculine or … Continue reading Hebrew Counting Cards 1-10 *FREE Printables*

Ancient Israeli House (Tissue Box Upcycle)

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As we continue our study about Israel, I thought it would be fun to make a small-world style craft of an ancient Israeli house. A square tissue box makes the perfect foundation for a square stone home. I cut out four little holes on each side near the top to slide my stick "beams" later … Continue reading Ancient Israeli House (Tissue Box Upcycle)