Do you need a fun way to get children interested in learning at the end of the summer or beginning of the school year? I’ve written before about enlivening your homeschool (or classroom) with calendar fun.
August 30 is International Whale Shark Day – a day to celebrate whale sharks, promote whale shark conservation, and teach the public about whale sharks. This would be a perfect time for a Montessori-inspired unit (or mini-unit) on sharks, a topic many children find fascinating.
Montessori-Inspired Shark Printables
Parts of a Whale Shark Cards for ages 3 to 9 (available for a dime for a limited period) from Montessori Helper
Free Fish Cards – 9 types of fish (including shark) from Montessori Materials
Types of Fish Cards – 12 types of fish (including hammerhead shark, whale shark, and zebra shark) available for purchase from Montessori for Everyone
Marine Life Cards – 14 types of marine life (including shark) available for purchase from Montessori Print Shop
Free Ocean Animals Matching Game (including shark) from The Helpful Garden
Montessori-Inspired Shark Activities
Montessori-Inspired Ocean Unit (my roundup post)
Follow Your Child’s Interests – Animals from How We Montessori
Shark Lesson from Just Montessori
Fish Mini Unit (with Five Little Fishes activity) from Training Happy Hearts
Kindergarten is FIN-tastic shark activities and shark party from Mommy and Me Book Club (Many of the activities could easily be used with activity trays.) Great for a party at the beginning of the school year or end of the unit.
Fish Fish Shark Game from Friday’s Child Gold Coast Montessori Preschool
Shark Conservation Project – 1st-3rd grade class project at Amay James Montessori School (Charlotte, NC)
Ocean Unit Study Pinterest Board
I have an Ocean Unit Study Pinterest Board with ocean activities of all types, including many activities about sharks.
Does your child have some favorite shark activities?
Montessori Monday Link-Up
If you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.
Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky at 6:00 a.m. EST each Monday and keep the linky open throughout the week.
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