Recently my son was bragging on how much stuff he knows. So I quizzed him on European countries. Wouldn’t you know Europe has changed greatly since I was in grade school 20+ years ago?! I had a hard time labeling all of the … new countries. So we decided to learn them together.
First we started the old fashion way … labeling a map. He enjoys this process but I knew there had to be a more hands-on approach (and one easier on my printer)! So he sculpted Europe out of play doh.
We also used a laminated Europe Placemat to talk about size and location compared to other European countries while we ate. Wouldn’t you know after moving the thing around I noticed the back is black and white! Ideal for him to label with a dry erase marker (score on saving printer ink).
Why not throw in a little country flags too? Rather than make flags we decided to color the country in the same way of their flag! A lot of northern Europe countries have the cross on their flags – interesting observation from the boy.
What project has your tactile learner been working on lately?! We will continue our geography learning and start notebooking our way through Europe!
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