Today I gathered up the various foods and spices that
go along with the rain forest plant cards. The kids were
intrigued and excited (“we get to TRY everything, right?!!”)
Then we pulled out the biome pin map, placed the
deciduous and coniferous forests (that we studied last
week) and then looked at the rain forest regions of the
world and put that pin on the map as well.
We then took the continent cards (above) and took turns
placing the continents in the correct place out on the floor.
We put the lists of native plants on the proper region —
ie. theAmericas, Australasia, etc. (on page one of the
download, see the top picture in the post below: rain forest plant cards ).
Each person got several of the rain forest plant cards and
we took turns putting them in the correct regions of the
world along with the spice, food (or shoe!) They really
enjoyed smelling (and tasting) everything (especially the
chocolate which isn’t in the photos above)! I think this
activity was a success. Now they’re watching the Magic
School Bus — Rainforest episode giving me a chance to
post and get lunch on the table. Whew!
I hope you and your kids have fun with these cards!
It’s amazing how much we rely on the rain forest regions
of the world.
By the way, the cards refer to where the plants originated, but
of course these days plants are grown in multiple regions of the