Argentina is the final country you’ll study with a 1-year Little Passports World Edition Subscription. Today, I’m going to share some Montessori-inspired activities that work well with the Little Passports Argentina package.
Disclosure: I’m an affiliate for Little Passports and, as an ambassador, I received a year’s subscription to the World Edition of Little Passports. Once a month, I’ve been sharing some Montessori-inspired activities featuring Little Passports. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. Of course, all opinions are my own.
Here are my previous Montessori-inspired Little Passports posts:
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Global Adventure (which contained the Little Passports suitcase, passport, and world map used each month along with a letter from Sam and Sofia, activity sheet, stickers, and a boarding pass with access to online games and activities)
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Brazil
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Japan
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – France
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Egypt
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Australia
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Mexico
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – South Africa
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – India
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – England
- Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – China
The Little Passports materials could work especially well for afterschooling, in a Montessori homeschool with children of multiple ages, or for summer learning. The World Edition is a monthly subscription recommended for ages 5-10. A total of 24 different adventures are available in the series. I’m sharing activities that would allow multiple ages to join in the adventures.
Contents of the Little Passports Argentina Package:
- A letter from Sam and Sophia, your child’s travel companions. This adds interest to a world study for a wide range of ages.
- Souvenirs themed around the chosen country. This month’s souvenir is a dinosaur fossil kit dig.
- An activity sheet for the country. This will generally be best for 5-10 year olds.
- A picture from the country. This month’s picture is of Sam and Sophia in Buenos Aires.Picture of a Uakari MonkeyPicture of a Uakari MonkeyPicture of a Uakari Monkey
- A passport stamp.
- A map marker.
- A sticker for the suitcase.
- A “boarding pass” for access to online content about the country. This month’s boarding pass has a map activity with a tour of Argentina (which includes a printable photo album), Argentina Trivia, and an Argentina concentration game. The online activities are recommended for ages 5-10, although a younger child could easily be included in the Argentina tour and concentration game. I would definitely print out the pages for each Little Passports country as a way to reinforce what’s learned about each country.
Following are some suggestions on how you can make Little Passports Montessori-inspired and have it work for multiple ages at home.
If you sign up for a subscription, you could do activities related to the month’s package and then focus on the continent box for the continent of the next package’s country. I recommend focusing on the continent for the next country you’ll be receiving when your children are finished with the focus of their present package (maybe two weeks with the package’s country and then start focusing on the continent for the next country.)
The first package had a global focus, so you could have done any sort of continent map work in connection with the first package. After that, it’s best if your children have a chance to work with related Montessori continent box materials before the country package arrives. For the Argentina package, I’d recommend reviewing the South America continent box before and after working with the Argentina package. (See Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with Animal Figures – South America.)
Map Unfolding and Folding and Country Matching Activity
I have examples of this activity for a number of Little Passports posts, so I’m not showing the latest variation for Argentina. Here’s an example you can use to set up a similar activity: Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Mexico.
Dinosaur Fossil Dig
I love the dinosaur fossil dig that came with the Argentina Little Passports package. I simply added a shoebox-sized sensory bin from the Dollar Tree and filled it with sand. I placed the excavation work on a plain piece of paper and all the materials on a rug from Montessori Services.
Argentina Bookmark Cutting Activity
This activity isn’t included in the Little Passports package, but it extends the flag sticker that comes with the package. This tray uses the free Argentina bookmark printable from Activity Village. I printed the bookmarks on plain paper (you could use cardstock), added a pair of scissors, and placed everything on a Montessori Services large plastic tray. It’s an easy way to reinforce cutting skills and focus on the flag of Argentina at the same time.
Argentina Map and Flag Tray
This activity uses five of the printable pictures with information about Argentina from the online boarding zone’s map activity and tour of Argentina. I printed out the pictures for Buenos Aires, Mendoza, San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. I also printed the World Atlas map of Argentina.
I added a small flag for Argentina by using the Montessori Print Shop South American Pin Map Flags. I prepared the flag like I did the flags for the North America pin map except that I used a toothpick and stuck the flag in modeling clay.
I also added 4 glass gems to place over each of the pictured places except for the capital of Buenos Aires, which I used the miniature flag for.
Other Argentina Activities from Living Montessori Now
You could include rainforest animals for the appropriate parts of Argentina from my Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities with Animal Figures – South America.
Have fun studying Argentina! 🙂
Montessori-Inspired Global Adventure Pinterest Board
On the Montessori-Inspired Global Adventure Pinterest Board, I pin lots of Montessori-inspired continent activities in general along with Montessori-inspired continent and country activities that work well with Little Passports packages. You’ll also find pins with links to facts and resources you can use to create Montessori-inspired continent and country activities. And you’ll find links to free continent and country printables as well. Each month, I’ll add new continent and country activities to the board.
More about Little Passports
You can sign up for 3 months ($13.95/month with a one-time payment of $41.85), 6 months ($13.95/month with a one-time payment of $83.70), 12 months ($10.95/month with a one-time payment of $131.40), or monthly ($11.95/month, billed monthly and can be cancelled any time).
The USA Edition for 7-12 year olds has the same payment plans and prices as the World Edition. For the first month, the USA Edition subscription starts with the Discovery Kit which comes in a custom Sam and Sofia USA Portfolio and includes:
- An introductory letter from Sam and Sofia
- USA Field Guide
- USA Scratch Book
- USA Wall Map
- Disposable Camera and Photo Scavenger Hunt
Every month after the first month, your child will visit 2 new states and receive:
- A 32-page activity-packed journal covering 2 states
- Pop-out Models
- Access to more information and activities online
You can find out more and subscribe at Little Passports.
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