Seven Continents for Kids: Activities for Learning

Some great geography learning goals for young children include, at the top of the list, a good grasp of the continents. Here’s a fun and easy way to learn about the seven continents for kids. It includes map work, book resources and a fun project.  Make a Continent Puzzle {This post contains affiliate links. That means if you purchase products using these links, you pay the same but I get a small commission...

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Hands on Geography: Learning the US States with Quarters

Maybe your child is learning about the names of the states this year, or perhaps just figuring out where everything is on the map for U.S. Geography.  A map and a handful of quarters is all you need for this activity. Credit goes to my 7 and 9-year-olds for coming up with this fun game. My 9-year-old was counting out some change and began to list all the state quarters that he had. State quarters? This was news to his 7-year-old...

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Learning About Polar Animals

We’ve spent a week with the polar bears, penguins and seals, with the help of our friends at Safari Ltd. We set up fun and easy habitats to go along with some great learning resources. And, Safari Ltd has generously offerred to give away to my readers, your choice of an animal replica or one TOOB of figures, up to a $40 value. You can enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Books and Video Resources We Used and Loved Nat Geo...

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Australian Unit Study

We’ve been Down Under for two weeks, learning about the wonderful animals and geography of Australia. We could’ve gone on for several weeks more, there’s so much to learn about this wonderful continent. Here’s a peek at some of the learning activities we did. Australian Animals My kids love animals and it’s a great way to introduce them to learning about a new place in the world. Since Australia has so...

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Anime Momotaro: A Japanese Folktale, at Imagination Stage

A baby inside a peach.  “Invisible” ninjas that manipulate the props. Sound effects galore. An action packed adventure and a humorous adaptation of a ancient Japanese folktale paired with the modern culture of Japanese animation. That is what Anime Momotaro is all about and more. In the folktale, a childless couple finds a peach floating down the river. As they are about to eat it, a baby emerges. They are thrilled to...

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Hands-On Geography: Animals and Their Habitats

An invitation to learn and play… This was fun to set up and even more fun to watch my kids explore, hear their questions and find the answers together. Currently, we are learning about Australia, so we set up a Great Barrier Reef habitat.  I filled our water table and added some shells, pretty stones, plants and Toob toys. We used the  Coral Reef Toob and some of the figures from the  Ocean Toob. I love how each child set up the...

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