Montessori globes very clearly show land and water and then continents and oceans. It’s possible to make DIY Montessori globes, although you might decide to skip the sandpaper (land and water) globe for a homeschool and many schools.
Most children can easily pick up the concept of land and water using the continents globe, and this is an area where you can save money and/or time. Of course, if you would like to make a DIY sandpaper globe, that’s wonderful. There are some great examples below that you can try if you’d enjoy the process.
You can often find a globe very inexpensively (especially one with outdated political boundaries) to use as the foundation for a DIY Montessori globe. Once your child is familiar with the continents globe, you can use a traditional globe with political boundaries to point out different countries.
During an international event such as the Olympics, it’s helpful to keep a globe nearby when you’re watching television to point out the country mentioned. For more Montessori-inspired geography ideas during the Olympics, see my Opening Ceremony post: Montessori-Inspired Olympic Opening Ceremony Activities and Olympics Blog Hop.
Here are some options for making your own Montessori globes:
DIY Montessori Sandpaper Globe
How NOT to Make Your Own Materials: Land and Water Globe from What DID We Do All Day?
Make a Montessori Land & Water/Sandpaper Globe from Making Montessori Ours
Rough Globe from Aide a la Vie
Land and Water Globe from Jojoebi
Our Sandpaper Globe (probably the DIY sandpaper globe that’s easiest to prepare) from Adventures of a Rainbow Mama
DIY Montessori Continents Globe (Color Globe)
Globe and World Map from Les Petits Montessori (a mixture of sandpaper globe/map and continent globe/map.)
Make a Montessori Continents Globe from Making Montessori Ours
DIY Montessori Globe from Jenna Takes On
Continents Globe from Montessori at Home
Continents Globe from On The Shelf: A Picture Diary of Montessori Work In Our Classroom
Make Your Own Globe from One Charming Party
Montessori Globe Presentations
Sandpaper Globe from Montessori Primary Guide
Painted Globe from Montessori Primary Guide
Montessori Globe Lessons from Montessori Helper
Continent Extension Activities
Hands-On Activities about the Seven Continents by Andrea Coventry at Bright Hub Education
Montessori Continent Boxes (introductory post)
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