The coolest unit study for kids is this amazing caves, crystals, and caverns unit study. It rocks!!! If you haven’t incorporated these ideas into your learning I definitely think you should. Caves are so cool and what a fun thing to learn about. I hope you enjoy seeing these fun Montessori inspired hands on learning activities.
Montessori ~ Hands on Learning
Caves, Caverns, and Crystals Unit Study
We started off our unit study like we always do with great books. The kids really enjoyed reading Tim’s Cave Adventure a story written by Nathan and Teresa Hadsall. Tim explores caves, caverns, speleothems, cave creatures, cave paintings and so much more. It is very exciting and informative.
Starting to make crystals ~ Learning the process
Preparing ~ Mixing ~ Waiting ~ Observing
Every month we have a family movie night and this month we chose Brother Bear 2. It seemed like the perfect movie for a cave theme and cave art ideas.
I usually try to include a fun sensory bin into a theme we are learning about. For this caves and caverns unit I came up with this easy and super cool cave sensory bin. Head over here to see how I put it together.
Last but definitely not least we went hunting for caves. We even found this really cool cave area in a park we visited. The kids were really excited to end our caves unit this way and I am sure there will be many more Montessori by Mom experiences in our future.