Children are natural explorers. Their inquisitive minds are always asking questions about the world we live in. What if we took their natural curiosity and expanded it beyond your neighbourhood, beyond your country and took it around the planet? While this activity would be great for Earth Day…it’s also simply a fun, creative art and geography activity. How does your child see the world? This to be a completely free and imaginative project…so no atlas was consulted for this one.
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Earth Collage STEAM Project for Kids
We started with a circle drawn on the paper with a marker…this is the Earth. Glue the “land” on the Earth. My daughter decided to label the countries and continents. Not surprising, Canada is the centre of my daughters world! I didn’t worry that my daughter wasn’t accurate with her labelling. This a creative art project.
This project lead to a great conversation about the differences between countries and continents. How many continents are there? Which continent is also a country? We also discussed direction (north, south, east, west) and how the world is divided into 4 hemispheres. I am always amazed how the simplest art projects can lead to incredible amounts of learning. So, whether you give this activity a try on Earth Day or any day…I hope it leads to learning and fun in your home.
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