Guatemala Unit Study: Quetzal Bird Toilet Paper Tube Craft

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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

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Ancient Egypt Masks & Paper Plate Jewelry

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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

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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

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

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Guatemala is full of some of the most unique and interesting animals! It was fun (and challenging) to narrow it down to only six to feature this month! You can download these three-part printable matching cards FREE HERE! Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis), The spider monkey inhabits several South American countries, including Mexico, Guatemala and … Continue reading GUATEMALA Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

Egypt Unit Study: Nature Painting

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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

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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

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

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When one thinks of France, its easy to get caught up in the beautiful architecture, but there is fun animals that live their too! While some of the animals are indigenous to Europe in general, a few are well known to French natives. You can download these three-part printable matching cards FREE HERE! Gallic Rooster … Continue reading FRANCE Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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

Montessori-Inspired Leatherback Atlantic Puffin Learning Pack [FREE]

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This month we focused on the Atlantic Puffing as part of our Iceland Unit Study. I have been inspired by some of the amazing resources of creative parents and educators on social media and love to create some of these for my kiddos. My oldest is only three, so I try to keep a lot … Continue reading Montessori-Inspired Leatherback Atlantic Puffin Learning Pack [FREE]