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Montessori Geography Rock Activity for Kids

Okay, it’s official. I am not only obsessed with Montessori geography but I am also obsessed with rocks and minerals. This post highlights a fun preschool geography matching activity with rocks and landmarks. In Montessori, geography includes physical (like learning about landforms) and culture. This activity falls into both areas within geography.

Rocks Landmark Matching Collage

Montessori-Inspired Geography Rock Activity for Rocks

The Montessori-inspired activity is simple: Matching a landmark to the rock with which it was constructed. 

Materials – Preschool Geography Rock Activity

world landmarks

Approach – Preschool Geography Rock Activity

  • Invite your child to do the activity
  • Review parts of the earth & types of rocks
  • Review landmarks via cards and/or mini replicas
  • Invite the child to match the mini replica and the image
  • Ask questions & explain the background on the landmarks (e.g. how were these structures built)
  • With the child, match the structure with the type of rock from which it was made
  • Bring out a globe and locate the area in which these landmarks are found, speaking specifically about what type of rock is found where and why
  • Encourage the child to do the activity on his own

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