If you’ve been here for a while you know that we LOVE geography. We have traveled through Asia, braved Antarctica and took a fabulous run through Australia with The Pumpkin Runner and Little Passports. Now we are busy visiting Europe. With all this traveling, I always try to come up with fun educational ways to include the younger children. Today I’m sharing our icy I Spy Continents Activity. We are also having a fantastic Montessori inspired giveaway. Woohoo!!!
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If you are not familiar with I Spy it is a game or book where there are several items that seem alike, everything might be yellow, or there might be 25 things on a shelf and you need to find certain objects. Similar to a hidden picture find. These are just a few examples, but I’m guessing you understand. My children have several I Spy books and puzzles that get used often. That is why I knew an I spy Continent activity would be so much fun.
Of course just placing several objects in a basket wasn’t enough for this momma, however it’s actually a great idea. I might do that next time for something different. This time I decided to use our DIY Light table, our perfect continent molds and Montessori 3 part cards. I prepared the day before making sure I had the cards laminated for easy wipe off, and added the colored water to our molds. I also used a regular ice tray to freeze colored ice cubes. They would easily freeze in a couple of hours, if you wanted to prepare this in the morning for some afternoon fun. I set everything out on our light table and let them enjoy the activity.
They were so happy. Their little faces just lit up with excitement and they went to town finding their ice continents. Did I mention they enjoyed eating them too.
These sweet smiles were totally worth the little bit of effort, plus we had such a great time learning our continents. If you would like to see our continent crayons, follow us on Instagram. I post fun pics and activities often.