I got 7 photo boxes at Michael’s last year during a major sale.
Alex used our Arctic and Antarctic box during our winter and snow unit a couple months ago. And you can see the girls in action with Kindergarten Antarctica last year.
Alex recently started asking questions about African animals, so I chose to capitalize on the learning excitement to create a unit for the kids!
We have subscriptions to Ranger Rick, Zoobooks, and all the National Geographic magazines. I found the ones that went with Africa and put them in a basket.
Here is the box in progress. I cut out all the flags for matching and we have more printables now, including the lovely paper doll above.
I gathered some fun books from the library and printed out some fun activities and coloring pages.
Alex loves playing with the animals and coloring.
Tori and Kate loved coloring and doing mazes and studying animals. Kate wants to work with animals when she grows up. She carries around an animal encyclopedia and just about has it memorized.
We’ve been watching Nature on Netflix and the girls love telling me what we’ve already studied – animals, climates, places. I love it.
Want some resources? Of course you do.
Printables (some cost)
- education.com (I don’t have a membership here, but I get all sorts of great printables!)
- abcteach.com (I do have a membership here and I love it!)
- Montessori Print Shop
- Montessori for Everyone (lots of great free printables)
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