Part of the fun of studying another country is not only what it is like now, but it's history. As part of our Jamaica unit study, I wanted to do an activity that honored the indigenous people of the Caribbean, the Taíno. The ancestors of the Taíno originated in South America, and eventually migrated to … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Taíno Natives – Traditional House & Paper People
I remember as a young child, my mother taught me how to sew. Although my oldest is only three, I wanted to start teaching her the basics. I had seen some activities floating around Pinterest of sewing simple shaped projects with felt and thought this would be perfect. First you need to cut out the … Continue reading England Unit Study: Montessori Practical Life Sewing Activity – Tudor Rose
If you've been following my blog, I did an activity last month of tracing Hebrew numbers in salt as part of my Israel Unit. My 3 year old had so much fun doing it, I decided to do an activity with salt tracing again. Australia has so many fun unique animals, and I thought tracing … Continue reading Australian Animal Track Salt Tracing: Fine Motor Activity
Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. It comprises the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. I have strong family ties to Sydney, with my grandmother and … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – AUSTRALIA Unit!
Now that I'm a mom, I see everyday objects in a different light. My hubby likes to playfully accuse me of being a hoarder, but I like to save things that would otherwise be discarded to use in fun activities for my kiddos. Free activities are the best ones, right? I just finished up a … Continue reading Pine-cone Christmas Trees – Mess Free Preschool Activity!
Part of learning about different countries is understanding how they look on a map and the major cities they have. I love foam sheets as a great textile way of visualizing what a country looks. I made little printables with the cities to attach to your map with map pins. First print out the country … Continue reading Israel Unit – Foam Map w/Printable Cities
Israel is a country along the Mediterranean Sea located in the Middle East. It is most common referred to as the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Since I decided to start #travelingthroughlearning in December, I thought Israel would make an excellent start because of it's association with the Christian Christmas story and … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ISRAEL Unit!
My oldest just turned three, but I've already started to try to teach her the foundations to learning to read. I loved this activity because it combines a visual matching of a photo, but also teaches younger kiddos the order the letters in their names go. Materials Needed: Photo of childWide craft sticksGlueScissorsSharpie Marker Choose … Continue reading Photo Name Puzzle – Learning to Read!