European Bingo – free board game!


European BingoWhile our little stuffed mouse Maisy is happily enjoying Barcelona (see more about this here: Maisy The Mouse Goes Traveling), I finally had a chance to upload our most helpful tool for learning about Europe: the European Bingo Game, that I designed back at the time when I was participating in a Montessori Continent Swap.

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Continent Boxes: coins activity


CoinsCoins are some of the most popular items to include into the continent boxes: they are small, take little space, easy to ask a friend to bring back from a trip, very distinctive in every country. Getting our European coins ready for the Eurpean Box of a Montessori Continent Box Swap, we came up with an educational activity to do with the coins, to make it more fun.

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Continent Swap: Asia


AsiaA few months ago Honey, the amazing Mondorfment Mom, started a Montessori Continent Box Swap (click on a link for more information).  While I am still waiting for all the items to arrive, some moms were very kind to share what they included in a swap. I'd like to post a summary of those items for those who are just starting their work on continent boxes and are searching for ideas.

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European Travelers Game-Cards


Travelers GameYet another something that I included into my European collection of items as a part of the Montessori Continent Box Swap: I found good directions for building an Origami ship and created a game/three-part cards where kids can learn about European Explorers, their ships, their journeys and even utilize their origami ship to give each traveler a ride in a fun game!

Origami Ship

Origami Paper Ship InstructionsFirst look at the paper ship. Many years ago, Northern Europe was home to the powerful tribes, called Vikings. Vikings were building ships and traveling all over the world, and even settled in America long before it was discovered by Columbus!

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Montessori Continent Box Swap – Europe


Continent SwapI am continuing to share the incredible resources that we’ve accumulated for the Montessori Continent Box Swap. Just as a reminder: 7 moms, 7 continents, each is putting together some amazing things for each of the continents and sharing it with the rest. Get more information about it here: Montessori Continent Box Swap. Finally, this is a list of what I put together for everyone!

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Montessori Continent Box Swap – Arctic/Antarctica


Continent SwapI still cannot believe we did it! Thanks to Honey, the amazing Mondorfment Mom who wittily combines Montessori, Waldorf and Attachment Parenting, quite a lot of us had a chance to learn about the world and to find fun and interactive ways to bring this to our children.

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Free Montessori Geography Album


Karen Tyler: Geography AlbumI am a huge fan of Karen Tyler's Montessori albums, that cover in great detail all sections of Montessori learning materials for ages 2 1/2 to 6. Terrific step-by-step instructions take a novice parent and even an advanced teacher to a new level. FAQ's help resolve both everyday behavioral problems with kids (e.g. why kids are lying?) and things specific to teaching/learning. Language, Math, Practical exercises, Geology, Zoology, Botany, History, Physical Science…  all major subjects are covered on the level appropriate for 2 1/2 to 6 year olds, have tons of illustrations, downloaded activities, directions for home diy materials, print outs.

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Continent Swap: North America


Continent Swap: North AmericaHoney organized this amazing swap (7 moms putting together 7 boxes of materials relating to one of the 7 continents and mailing each other duplicate packages to ensure that everyone has continent boxes from all over the world! See more here: Montessori Continent Box Swap). Honey found absolutely remarkable swappers to provide her with one of a kind continent boxes! Now, read on to find all kinds of ideas and things that can be included in the North American Continent Box.

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Geologic Timeline Activity


Geological Time-line RibbonA very kind and resourceful mom is sharing an incredible idea she had for letting the kids understand the enormity of the geological time periods on Earth. The trick? Ingenious in its simplicity: using a very long multicolored ribbon. Different geological periods are indicated by different colors, their length – by ribbon length!

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