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Geography Activities for Preschool

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Look no further if you’re looking for a way to spice up your preschool geography lessons! These activities are fun and engaging and will help keep your students interested in learning about the world.

From making maps to learning about different cultures, these activities are a great way to get started. So grab some supplies and get ready to learn!

GEOGRAPHY ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

This post includes 8 Preschool Activities for Geography that we love in our home. Preschoolers are ripe for learning geography, both physical and cultural aspects.

There are simple, hands-on ways to introduce the great big world to young children. This post includes some of my favorite geography preschool activities. Enjoy!

Montessori Preschool Activities – Geography

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Teaching Geography to Preschoolers {Introduction}

Geography within Montessori Early Childhood (3 -6-year-old children) comprises physical geography &political geography, or I like to think about the latter as “culture.”

The sequence is physical first and then political. This post provides an introduction to teaching geography.

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Land Forms

You might remember a post I wrote a while back on Introducing Land Forms to Preschoolers with an easy & inexpensive activity.  

I further explained Geography within Montessori and how to introduce this big topic to your children. I highly recommend this post when you are ready to move on to the next lesson.

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Continents Map

 I’ve written about working with and introducing a Montessori World Map. Creating Your Map by Tracing & Push Pinning are two extensions to the Montessori World Map.

This post includes tutorials on those extensions.

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What is Air?

We did a few straightforward “experiments” and “observations” to introduce and demonstrate the concept of air. Teaching preschoolers that the earth is made of land, water, and air as a starting point is critical.

Explaining that air exists is almost an abstract idea since we can’t see air. We know that it exists and takes up space. So how do we show that to preschoolers? This post will help you.

Preschool Geography Activities

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Clouds Activity for Kids

To continue my son’s introduction to the Earth, we talked about Clouds. We have spoken of Land, Water & Air, even performed a few experiments demonstrating that Air exists even though we can’t see it.

We have started the conversation on Land Forms with an easy & effective Land Form Introduction. 

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Land, Air, Water

“We live on the earth. It comprises three things: land, water, and air.” This post includes a lesson that is an excellent introduction for preschoolers.

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Land Forms Craft

I have learned amazing things about introducing preschoolers to geography.

Here are two specific activities: These are hands-on, visual tools to get your child to start thinking critically about LANDFORMS.

Both are paper-tearing activities, which are great for a child’s fine motor development and provide a worthwhile sensory experience.

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Extensions for Montessori Geography Work

When I first learned Montessori Geography, I often got stuck. Okay, pull the puzzle pieces out, put them back in, place them on the control map, and put them back in the template…then what? Then I discovered the amazingness of extensions with the maps.

The extension’s most significant part is that the map work can grow with the child. So, work for a three-year-old may be sufficient at the puzzle piece placements, whereas a five year may need more. This post includes a few examples for you.

Preschool Geography Activities

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Marnie

 

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