The Montessori geography curriculum is brilliant and helps even young children begin to understand concepts such as continents, oceans, and countries. Every Star Is Different has some wonderful Montessori geography materials, giving hands-on activities for continents and oceans that are perfect for preschool through early elementary!
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I’ve loved all the materials I’ve used from Every Star Is Different. The bottom of the page for the Montessori-Inspired Continents Bundle has links to all the Every Star Is Different continents and oceans packs.
HERE ARE THE FABULOUS CONTINENTS AND OCEANS MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM EVERY STAR IS DIFFERENT:
My 5-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, and I have only done 3 activities with the printables so far, but there are so many more we’ll enjoy doing in the future!
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED CONTINENTS AND OCEANS PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired Continents and Oceans Printable Pack Bundle:
Includes a variety of continent and ocean printables to help children master concepts through multiple ways of learning
Emphasizes continent colors and shapes
Provides opportunities to learn about oceans and where they are located
I used two parts of each 3-part card for continents and oceans from the Montessori-Inspired Continents and Oceans Printable Pack Bundle. I don’t have room on my shelves for a traditional-size Montessori world map. I do have a few different small puzzle maps along with this 2’x3′ world foam map puzzle with 54 pieces. It’s a bit more challenging than you’d think, so it’s perfect for children who already know their continents. I especially like that I can focus on animals of the continents along with a variety of concepts.
For this activity, the child simply matches the continent cards and labels along with the oceans cards and labels. I didn’t use the control cards because of space limitations and because the oceans are already printed on the map for the child to check. The continent cards are easily checked by continent shape. This is an especially fun activity for two children working together or an adult and child working together.
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED AFRICA PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired Africa Unit Printable Pack Bundle:
Provides fabulous ways to learn about the animals of Africa
Includes flag nomenclature cards for every country
Encourages practice of country names through syllable counting cards
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED ANTARCTICA PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired Antarctica Unit Printable Pack Bundle:
Includes fantastic Antarctica vehicle nomenclature cards
Encourages practice with negative numbers and graphs while learning about temperature
Provides many opportunities to learn about the biology of Antarctica including plants and animals
We did a fun sensory and grammar activity using one of the printables from the Montessori-inspired Antarctica Unit Printable Pack Bundle. We used the grammar parts of speech symbols I had purchased int the fall along with the Grammar Invitation to Play and Variation Cards from the Bundle. I made a small version of our Antarctica sensory bin with water beads and “icebergs.” I always use distilled water and dehydrate/rehydrate the water beads to use them over and over again. So it’s easy for me to remake a sensory bin.
I used some animals from the Safari Ltd. Antarctica TOOB to make actions for Zoey to produce with the materials. For example, we had “small penguin jumps,” “small penguin swims,” “small penguin eats,” “cold ice melts,” “big whale jumps,” “big whale swims,” and “big whale eats.” Zoey had a lot of fun with this!
Then we worked with classifications of Antarctic animals. I love that the Antarctic Bundle includes definition cards for each classification. The definition cards are perfect for elementary-age children. For younger children, they’re nice as headers and for the adult to have all the information immediately available! Zoey really enjoyed classifying the animals of Antarctica. She especially loved that the types of mammals and birds were so long that the cards went off the rug. Zoey had fun seeing which classification ended up with the most cards.
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED ASIA PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired Asia Unit Printable Pack Bundle:
Continent is broken up by region
Includes national dishes of Asian countries that can be matched up with flags
Encourages practice of math facts with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division clip cards
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED AUSTRALIA PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired Australia/Oceania Printable Pack Bundle:
Introduces different foods of Australia
Includes all Oceania country flags
Provides opportunities to lean about the climate zones of Australia
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED EUROPE PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired Europe Unit Printable Pack Bundle:
Includes multiple ways to learn and practice the names of each country
Introduces learners to famous places and landmarks from all over Europe
Provides practice with addition and subtraction facts using fun European sweets.
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED NORTH AMERICA PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired North America Unit Printable Pack Bundle:
Features activities focused on Native peoples of North America
Includes famous places picture and description cards
Presents native animal species of North America in natural environments
MONTESSORI-INSPIRED SOUTH AMERICA PRINTABLE PACK BUNDLE
The Montessori-Inspired South America Unit Printable Pack Bundle:
Features images that are true to life
Emphasizes map skills by providing country outline pages for most of South America
Includes natural landmark images and details
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