Showing posts with label Polar lands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Polar lands. Show all posts

Polar Activities for Preschoolers

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Here are our 9 activity trays this winter season, where in some days, Vito can finish 3 activities in a day while in some, almost none.  These ideas are good for about 2-3 weeks of learning.  Vito would also work on some non-polar activities in between, mostly practising reading with pink series, playing with our Grimm’s blocks, Legos, and just about anything he wants to do.  There are also spontaneous activities that come in between, mostly a product of discussion and as book extensions.  I mostly share these in my Instagram account, but if it’s post-worthy, you’ll be able to read it in the blog as well.

Montessori Inspired Polar Activities for Preschoolers

Our Polar Expedition

Monday, January 13, 2014

For this month's themed activity, we'll be having the polar regions.  We've done a couple of these before, but my son wanted to revisit it as they are talking about penguins in school and he has been asking me about the North Pole for some time now.

For our past activities, please visit any of the links below. 

The Polar Lands

Antarctica Unit

Antarctica Unit: Math

Aside from the existing materials that we have, I added a few for this year:

Map of Antarctica and the Arctic. By showing Mavi the difference between the two he will have a better understanding of these places. At least now, he'll know where the North Pole is located (and where Santa lives!).

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Reindeer(Caribou) Nomenclature Card.  We worked on penguins before, so I decided to do something different this year.  You can get the nomenclature cards and booklet of the Reindeer here. The file also comes with a definition booklet.


For the miniature,we used the Caribou (Reindeer) in the Arctic Safari Toob.

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I love that mini figure is very detailed.  Here's Mavi identifying the tail!


Animals of the Arctic and Antarctica.  My animal collections all comes from Safari Toob(Arctic, Penguins and North America).

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For Antarctica, talked about the 6 species of penguins that live there (not all species can be seen in Antarctica).  I made some cards and fact cards for each penguin.  We differentiated one from the other according to their physical appearance and sizes.


For the Arctic, we also identified the different animals that lives in that region and I made some fact cards to learn more about them. 


My Arctic and Antarctic Printable Pack also comes with fact cards for the Arctic and Antarctic animals.  To know more about please read my post about it here.


For letter sounds and spelling, we worked on these printables (all in my file).


Here, Mavi is identifying the beginning sounds of the animals using transparent counters.

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For the language lessons, we used these reading cards.


We used both the moveable alphabet and mini white board for spelling and writing practice.

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