World Biomes Pin Map

Are you asking yourself, “What in the world is a biomes pin map?”  It’s a map that shows where the rain forests, deserts, grasslands, forest and tundra regions are located. A pin map is when you stick straight pins into the labels so kids can pinpoint where things are located. There you go, sounds fancy, but really it’s not! :)

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Before we really delved into our study of rain forest foods (and chocolate!) and where they came from, we stepped back to look at the world’s biomes.  I pulled out the world biomes pin map I had made a few years ago.

First, we reviewed the seven continents song (listen to the kids sing it here) for ED (to the tune of Frère Jacques) :

Europe, Asia, A-fri-ca-a

North America, South America

Then there is Antarctica

Don’t forget Australia

Seven continents, Seven Continents

Then I had the kids guess what the colors were on the map (because it’s been a couple of years since we used this map). Then I showed them the map legend and let them explore that for a little while.

We talked about the different biomes in North America and placed those pins onto the map. We talked quite a bit about the difference between deciduous and boreal (or coniferous) forests.

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We then pulled out the Rain Forest pins and talked about the regions of the world that are covered with rain forests.  We noted that the rain forests are near the equator and talked about the climate (being hot, humid, rainy).

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I created these files several years ago and uploaded them onto another platform, but decided to upload them to google docs as well because scribd sometimes requires a fee. See the links below.

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If you are interested in making your own world biomes pin map here are the printables. You need to download ALL THREE FILES separately!!:

World Biome Map : Note: It says “used by permission” because I reached out to the person who had this on their website years ago for permission to use this map in my pdf. Of course, you have permission to use this in your homeschool or classroom! You may not upload the file onto any file-sharing websites, but feel free to pin it to Pinterest or link back to this website! :) ~Liesl

BiomesPinMap-LegendWorld Biomes — Pin Map Pieces p1

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Pin Map Pieces and Legend Page 2

BiomesPinMap3-hsdUpdate Feb. 2016: We are doing a Biology Unit this month that covers the Biosphere – biomes, ecosystems, and habitats. We’ll be spending time on the climate zones.  We will also look at the food chain, food webs and the energy pyramid. We spend some time on feeding relationships (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, detrivore, decomposers) as well as biological interactions (mutualism, amensalism, parasitism, etc.).  This packet is pretty much complete and I should be sharing it some time soon. It is about 40+ pages of notebook pages and activities. ~Liesl :)

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Biology-Unit-Biosphere-Biomes-Habitats-Packet

Now back to the post (we first did these activities several years ago when the kids were in PreK, K and Gr. 2):

This activity was done in conjunction with our study of the Aztecs. We looked first at the world biomes map; then we looked at plants of the rain forest regions; and finally talked a lot about the history of chocolate (first consumed by the Ancient Mayans and later the Aztecs).

I’ll share the printable about rain forest plants on Thursday and will talk more about our chocolate activities then too! History of Chocolate from the Mayans and Aztecs to Today Yum!

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PS — Someone asked me over on my Facebook page how I made the pin map.  Here’s a post about how I make pin maps (in that case Europe)--   but my blogging friend over at We Don’t Need No Education suggested just using a piece of cork and straight pins.  That works just as well!

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You might be interested in our  60+ page dinosaur packet for ages 3-7!

DinosaurPacket-Lapbook-MontessoriCards-More

Preschool posts you might be interested in:

See you again soon here or over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter. ~Liesl

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43 Responses

  1. Annabel says:

    Thanks a lot. It is very nice.

  2. I had to pop over here quickly when I saw the title of the post. I am always excited about your geography postings. I especially love viewing your map works. I appreciate you linking to me. Thank you so much for sharing. Finally I have color and black ink at the same time. I needed to be reminded of this work you created because every time I remember I am out of ink. I am printing right now, I hope my turns out as good as yours.

  3. I had to pop over here quickly when I saw the title of the post. I am always excited about your geography postings. I especially love viewing your map works. I appreciate you linking to me. Thank you so much for sharing. Finally I have color and black ink at the same time. I needed to be reminded of this work you created because every time I remember I am out of ink. I am printing right now, I hope my turns out as good as yours.

  4. Bekah says:

    oh my goodness THANK YOU! I have been searching everywhere for something like this. My son wanted to learn about where giraffes lived so I decided to turn into biomes. . .this is excellent! :)

  5. Bekah says:

    oh my goodness THANK YOU! I have been searching everywhere for something like this. My son wanted to learn about where giraffes lived so I decided to turn into biomes. . .this is excellent! :)

  6. Weeda Hamdan says:

    Thank YOU so much for sharing!!! This is superb! It makes our life a lot easier when we come across something like this! Thank you again!

  7. Weeda Hamdan says:

    Thank YOU so much for sharing!!! This is superb! It makes our life a lot easier when we come across something like this! Thank you again!

  8. Liesl Den says:

    I’m so glad you could use it. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! ~Liesl

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