Preschool at Home: Geography Activities (Maps and More) Ages 4+

There are so many fun things you can do with your preschooler (or elementary kids) to help them gain an understanding of the geography of our amazing world! You can make all kinds of maps to enhance your preschooler’s knowledge of the world.

Over the years we have made maps…

with sand, dirt and grass seed like our Nile River Valley

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Out of clay, like our Ancient Greece (and Mediterranean Sea) map  (Ancient Greece Geography Project, Ancient Greece Geography Project and Ancient Greece Geography:Part 2)

Out of graham crackers, like our map of Britain

map

and out of cookie dough like our map of South America (with the Andes as chocolate chips!)

You can study and color world flags

flags

And use world flags with pin maps, like we did with the countries of Asia

and with the countries in Africa

AfricanPinMap

 

You can use geography puzzles:

You can toss a globe around and identify the continent (or country) your thumb lands on when you catch it:

P1150767geography-game

You can study famous landmarks and make replicas

You can locate famous rivers and lakes:

And you can study all the geography land form (and water form) terms like lakes, peninsulas, isthmus, bay and create them at home:

geography-terms

You can make your own world globe!

You can play board games like Ten Days Across Europe (or Africa or Asia)

IMG_4808-10DaysInAfrica IMG_4799-10Days-in-Africa

 

You can make food from different places… like our almond soup when we tried different foods from Africa

AlmondSoup

or pretzels from Germany

You can study a specific country and learn all about their history, culture and music like when we studied Japan,  India,

and Australia

You can try to arrange a country box exchange, which we’ve done with homeschoolers from or living in Singapore, France, different states in the U.S.

Country Box Exchange: China

Country Box Exchange: Gambia

Gambia-Care-Package2

Or you could participate in a postcard exchange from around the U.S. or around the world!

Hope you have fun exploring our amazing world!

Other related posts you might be interested in:

Related Posts:

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Biomes-Worksheets

 

Free and Useful Montessori Resources:

  • Living Montessori Now – This website has a wonderful collection of how parents are instituting Montessori inspired activities in their homes.
  • ETC Montessori – Free Downloadable Materials
  • Montessori Mom – This wonderful website has an extensive list of various Montessori resources.
  • Montessori Album – A growing site with lots of photos.
  • Montessori Materials – Lots of free resources. I especially love and use the paper purple beads for place value work in math (see “Bead Materials ones and tens, beads: hundreds and thousands. See my post about using these materials here.
  • Montessori for Everyone–Offers free downloads each month–sorting cards such as the seasons, where things come from, animal tracks and more.

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5 Responses

  1. Zen says:

    Brilliant ideas! :)

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