On Monday, I published a post about Montessori-inspired winter activities involving snow, ice, snowmen, cold weather, and animals in winter. Of course, winter is also a great time to study the Arctic and Antarctica. And an Arctic/Antarctic unit works very well for multi-level learning. Here’s a link to continent map work to help your child identify continents before you start the unit.
Here are some wonderful Montessori-inspired resources for an Arctic/Antarctic unit:
Montessori Continent Boxes (my post). This would be a great time to start an Antarctica continent box. You could also focus on Arctic items for your North America box.
Parts of the Penguin, ages 3 to 6 from Montessori Helper. (This is part of Montessori Helper’s Free in February promotion. If you register during February, you’ll receive that and 25 other zoology materials worth $100 free!)
Antarctica Geography Folder (Photo from Montessori Print Shop)
Globe, Continent, and Ocean Labels (free printable) and Antarctica materials (available for purchase) from Montessori Print Shop
Antarctic Animals (free printable) from Montessori Materials
Latitude and Longitude (free printable) and Antarctica Continent Kit (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone
Arctic Sensory Box (Photo by Julie from The Adventures of Bear)
Arctic posts (photo from Arctic Unit Week 1) and Icebergs from The Adventures of Bear
Polar Region Sensory Bin from Criss-Cross Applesauce
Icy Sensory Tub from Mom’s Heart
“Igloo” Building Activity (Photo from H is for Homeschooling)
Winter Tot Trays (I is for ice and igloo) from H is for Homeschooling
Continent: Antarctic Unit and Continent: Antarctic Unit (Math Activities) from The Pinay Homeschooler
Kudlik – Inuit oil lamp lesson (Photo from Making Montessori Ours)
Kudlik – Inuit Oil Lamp Lesson, Building an Inuksuk, and North American Continent Box (with an extra emphasis on Canada) from Making Montessori Ours
Arctic/Antarctic posts from Mondorfment
Antarctic Animals from Antarctica Continent Bag (Photo from Counting Coconuts)
Our Continent Bags – Antarctica from Counting Coconuts
Math Thermometer Cards (Photo from Leptir)
Animals of Antarctica and Math Thermometer Cards (photo) from Leptir
Continent Boxes: Antarctica from What DID We Do All Day?
Antarctica Postcard and Stamps Created from Google Images (Photo by Kingdom of the Pink Princesses)
Arctic and Antarctica Posts (Photo from Our Continent Boxes – Antarctica) and Winter Word Study (free printables) from Kingdom of the Pink Princesses
Transferring Emperor Penguins (Photo from Montessori MOMents)
Starting Our Antarctica Unit, Antarctica Cultural Exchange Package, and Transferring Emperor Penguins (photo) from Montessori MOMents
Labeling the Penguin Activity (Photo from Discovery Kidzone Montessori Adventures)
Penguin Posts, (including a labeling the penguin activity) from Discovery Kidzone Montessori Adventures
Arctic Circle Work (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)
Antarctica Winter Fun, Arctic Learning Fun (photo), More Arctic Fun, and Building an Arctic Scene from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments
In the Continent Box – Antarctica and MORE Antarctica from Montessori Tidbits
Montessori Continent Box Swap – Artic/Antarctica and New Geography Unit for Us: Antarctic from Child and Me
Continent Boxes – Antarctica from Sunrise Learning Lab
Antarctica posts from Little Acorns
“Iceberg” Activity and Arctic Animals Books from My Montessori Journey
Indoor Igloo from My Oatmeal Kisses
Global Warming Update and Global Warming Art from Montessori Muddle
Kids’ Winter Activities Pinterest Board
My Kids’ Winter Activities Pinterest board has winter activities of all types and for many levels, including many more resources for an Arctic/Antarctic unit.
Have you worked on an Arctic and Antarctic unit study?
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