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Geography Activities

Hands-On Geography Activities appeal to all ages from tots to teens!! We often start off with geography activities, whether that’s at the beginning of the year or when we are starting new history units. Geography activities can be fun & hands-on and provide the framework for understanding history. I thought I would share age-by-age what kinds of geography activities we have done along the way.  Way back when my kids...

Ocean Seas Straits Pin Map printable 0

Ocean, Seas and Straits – Pin Map Printable

Last week we started on our ocean unit — the hydrosphere. We were pretty busy with other things, so we spent most of the week simply going over some of the major oceans, seas and straits.  I made a pin map and the kids worked on about a dozen places.  You’ll find the free printable below.   For those of you who may be interested in making your own pin...

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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 Out of clay, like our Ancient Greece (and Mediterranean...

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Geography of Africa–The Countries and Physical Features

Once again, we brought out our pin maps as we learned about the countries of West Africa. We used the flags of Africa from Montessori Materials  to create country pins for our pin map (African Flags-page 1;  African Flags-page 2). You can download and print out the map from the African Learning Pack I made back in September. I used a plain cork board underneath the map. As we were talking about the trade between...

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Preschool Geography

NAME THAT CONTINENT: One morning in collection (our group time) I brought out a beach ball globe. We took turns tossing the ball around the circle. Each time someone caught the ball they had to look at where their thumb had landed and had to name that continent. The kids quickly became silly, but we did manage to get a few rounds in for each of them. Another preschool geography...