Geography Activities for 4-6 year olds

Last Thursday I talked about using the Montessori landmark cards, but I didn’t think to talk about ED’s other geography activities.  After reading through Me on the Map (which is just perfect for the 4-6 year old crowd), I had ED do an activity we had done a year and a half ago or so.  You have the kids color in and paste their location, pinpointing their location by going from the largest to the smallest location. For example… I printed out labels for I live on Earth, I live in North America.

  • the Earth
  • North America
  • USA
  • Kansas
  • Topeka
  • 77 Maple Street

DSC03874Me-on-the-MapShe colored in the maps and glued them onto the circles with the labels at the bottom:

DSC03881Earth
Then you put the entire collection together (largest at the bottom) with a brad at the top:
DSC03890GeographyActivity
In the past I’ve done variations of this activity using stacking boxes instead. This post from several years ago was Nesting Boxes from the Galaxy to the Atom — and has a similar idea…
Here’s a close-up
We also sang through the song about the 7 continents and ED put in pins on our world map:
IMG_4525ContinentSong
 Here are the kids singing the Seven Continent Song. Last spring someone wondered if we could share the tune–so we made our first you-tube video.  We had a number of bloopers and flubs (which made us roll on the floor laughing), but this version went fairly well! So… here are the kids in their very first you-tube video!


If you want to print out and make your own Montessori materials, here are the posts where you’ll find those free downloads…

You’ll find the free Montessori World Map here (free to download over at that post) and instructions on how to make a Montessori pin map:

FreeMontessoriWorldGeographyMap-Printable

You might want to visit the post about the Animals Around the World. You will find the Montessori cards of animals from each continent at that post:

Montessori3PartCards-WorldAnimals

Yesterday I talked about the free Montessori US landmark cards I made (Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, etc.) and how I used them.

You might also be interested in this post: Preschool at Home: Science for 2-5 year old (and up)

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  1. July 16, 2014

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