Continent Dot to Dot

GUESS THE CONTINENT

I found these really neat printable at 100 day Activities. Lil Muallimah got the easier ones Lil Muallim # 2 got the harder ones. They both like there continent dot to dot sheets. 

I put Lil Muallimah ones in protective sheets and in a file to keep them safe and reusable.

Today I took Lil Muallimah’s out of the file to see if she could recognize her continents without tracing them first. Mashallah she got them all right, as she named them ans explained her observation, why she thought it was that continent. She described how she knew, giving details of the shape and surrounding. I was very impressed. The nomenclature cards and her big map really helped Alhumdolillah

Here’s what I mean

You’ve got to like the subtle element of Math (counting beyoind ten) while tracing the continents. Just the perfect out of the box Math activity Math on the Level style.


Before she can be done, she has to clean her tracings so there are no marks left on the protective sheet and pick up her cards.

:):):):):)

These were done very enthusiastically and with concentration with me beside her 🙂

Other related activities:

Continent Nomenclature Cards

Push Pinning Continents


Continent Game

CONTINENT FUN !


Right after Lil Muallimah finished coloring her World map, (see post here) we went upstairs to turn it into something cooler, our very own…………

CONTINENT TWISTER


 We have played this way before two with the older ones, but those printed maps were played on and thrown after the wear and tear. This time I thought of sticking it onto a bristol board. Picking through our bristol boards in our stationary closet, I thought it would be much cooler if I stuck it onto blue bristol board. Now that way I wouldn`t have to colour in the continents, Phew! BUT……that meant I would have to cut around the continents. Sigh….. which I did but not around the smaller island parts.


I even made Antarctica from the left over cut out which was missing in the original map as Lil Muallimah pointed out.

Then I laminated it with shelf liner…

and we were all ready to play 

Right foot Asia , left foot North America

Right foot Africa , left foot South America………

…..and Right hand Asia , left hand North America

Right foot Asia , left foot North America

Here she was giggling and asking me… could you please make it simpler now ! …..because she was getting all criss crossed … hehe

Continent Shapes

I KNOW WHAT AFRICA LOOKS LIKE

In continuing our world map activities I asked Lil Muallimah which continent would she like to do first, and she chose Africa.


I gave her this printable I got from curriculum click, when it came as a freebie. You will notice her own Africa is spelled as “AfNicA” (hehe) because she had mistaken the lines of r and i as one letter making it n…,

I am totally fine with that, she will get it eventually 🙂 If you look closely she even colored the lake in the middle, blue 🙂 



Then I asked her if she wanted to make it with  modelling clay ? And she said “YES!” So I grabbed her foam puzzle and we ran downstairs. 
I asked her to point out Africa on this foam puzzle I got from the $ store. (it doesn’t have the same colors as Montessori maps, so ayounger child might get confused) Thankfully Lil Muallimah got it right but I do see the wisdom and benefit in the Montessori Maps.

Nonetheless the rest is pretty much clear through the pictures. She was quite enthusiastic throughout this activity and wanted to get it just right 🙂

the yellow tool actually came in a play dough set, my kids had got as a gift yeaaaaars ago 🙂


TAA  DAAAAA !!!

Don’t you just love such multi level activities, encompassing, mapping, recognition, hand eye co-ordination, motor skills…..:):):):)
Alhumdolillah !

Straight and Curved Lines

SORTING STRAIGHT AND CURVED LINES

When I downloaded these sorting cards from Montessori for Everyone , I really liked but thought that it was a limited activity in itself, as a child will soon master it in a few times. Which it did. 2 days back we revisited this activity adding more to….

For Straight lines….
I showed Lil Muallimah how to make sure to keep the string straight by holding and pulling it tight by both ends.


For Curved lines….
I showed Lil Muallimah to lay down the string and shape it by moving the finger alongside it to match the card 

All packed in a try for next time 🙂

I’ve linked this activity up on Living Montessori Now’s

Montessori Monday