Montessori-Inspired Arctic and Antarctic Unit

Montessori-Inspired Arctic and Antarctic UnitOn 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)

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 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)

“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 (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)

Antarctic Animals from Antarctica Continent Bag (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Our Continent Bags – Antarctica from Counting Coconuts

Math Thermometer Cards (Photo from Leptir)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Pinterest - Kids' Winter Activities - Arctic-Antarctic

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?

Deb - Siganture

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