This month was so much fun and I love how much Savanna learned about our planet! My favorite part is that she can now look on a map and understand where different things are and how we can travel around to so many amazing places.
Most of the activities we did are on our Pinterest boards. You can find most of them here, here and here. And of course, follow us on Instagram to see the activities as we do them. You can also download the monthly plan here as well our preview post for the month.
We started off talking about Earth and what it is made of with our felt Earth puzzle as well as comparing water and land with our magic milk experiment. She loved the magic milk and we redid the experiment multiple times using various colors. If you haven’t done this with your little one yet, I would highly recommend it!
Another favorite activity (surprisingly) was our landforms flip book. She enjoyed learning about each land form as we colored together.
I know she doesn’t look happy in that last picture, but I promise, she is and that was just her serious picture face.
We learned about the fifty states with my ancient (30+ years old) puzzle. My sisters and I used to use this puzzle and time ourselves to see who could put all the states back the fastest. We didn’t do much of the puzzle, but we did use it to talk about all the states. I showed her where we have driven and flown together. We also learned about our American flag.
We moved on from the United States to learn about different continents and cultures. We talked a little bit about the different countries she has been to.
We then spent an unplanned week vacation in the mountains in North Carolina. I didn’t mind it too much; I had been planning to talk to her about seasons. In Florida, we don’t get to see fall, so it was awesome getting to experience it in North Carolina with her. We went on a lot of hikes, collected leaves, and learned about the changes in trees. It may not have been what I had planned for our weather week, but it was hands-on and just so much more fun!
Finally, we did the water cycle in a bag experiment. She was excited to “watch it rain” in the bag.
Then there are always the other activities we get to do through out the month, like our almost-daily painting activities.
We’ve already started our month with space and so far it’s been fun! Join us!