Geography: The Seven Continents and World Landmarks
I brought out the materials to help ED (my 4 year old) learn about the seven continents again (though of course everyone joined in). Below is about a week’s worth of geography activities we did together.
We went over the fact that a map is really a flat version of a globe. Then we went on to sing the continent song together. I was surprised that ED knew the entire song more or less. I know there are lots of ways to sing this song. We sing this to the tune of Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)
Europe, Asia, A-fri-ca
Then there is Antarctica
Don’t forget Australia
Seven continents! Seven continents!
Then I pulled out our pin map and the kids all took turns placing the pins in the proper location. ED was able to do this entirely on her own by matching the label to the control map and then placing it into the foam map above.
And we also spent several days going over some of the world landmarks. We learned to identify them and placed them on their proper continent.
The kids had the opportunity to make one of the landmarks that really interested them. ED chose to do St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. I printed out a coloring page for her and showed her how she could twist bits of ‘model magic’ clay together to create the turrets. She and I worked together with help from DD to make her clay model.
We had never used model magic, but it’s lovely to work with, has little mess, doesn’t stick to your hands and is easy to clean up. I’d give it five stars as an art material to work with!
LD decided to make a model of Machu Pichu
|The kids all took turns making a Mayan Temple.|
DD decided to make a paper model of the White House.
More recently we went over the World Facts and Landmarks again:
- World Facts Packet: We went over some basic world facts: the largest countries, longest rivers, highest mountains, and other things like that:
- And when we did that unit, we went over many of the world landmarks again. Don’t miss these free World Landmark Cards:
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