You may remember, we are currently studying continents! So far, we have studies Australia, Europe, and now Asia! I’m trying my hardest to keep our studies of the continents pretty simple, basic, fun, and light hearted. For kindergarten, we are keeping it simple with major landmarks (The Sydney Opera House, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Great Wall of China etc) and animals!
Animals has been the most fun for him I’m pretty sure.
I’m including a few links and photos to the different things we worked on for Asia. First, we went to the library and got all the books we could on all different countries in Asia as well as animal books. We covered camels, panda bears, tigers, and a few others as well. Going to the library has been a newfound love for us. I never took the boys a lot when they were small, which I always felt bad about but now I’m kinda grateful for. It’s a whole new world that they’re just now getting to explore, and it’s going hand in hand with school and a refreshing place to be. So that’s cool.
I of course scoured Pinterest for all kinds of different activities that involved learning about Asia. We learned about Chinese lanterns, why they’re a part of their culture, and we made one! If you’re interested in the link, you can find it HERE.
We studied panda bears in detail and made an awesome panda out of a paper plate! It was a fun craft that involved cutting, gluing, and spacing out each object on the face. He did great! I found the idea on Pinterest as well, and you can see the directions HERE.
I found different books and google searches about The Great Wall of China. He was super interested to learn that the wall was built to keep “the bad guys out” and that now people come from all over the world to see it! And he was pretty impressed with how long it is. I don’t think his little brain could really fathom it. I don’t think any of us can, actually. You can find the link to the printable I used HERE.
I was also given this atlas. It’s a few years old, but it was awesome for us to look through it together. It sort of gives an even closer look to the continents, since we can view each one at a time. It’s been really neat to pull out when he has questions about where different countries are located. So if you don’t have one, I highly recommend one!
So we are having a great time studying the world! I was recently told that studying the continents the way we are, is sixth grade level work. That blew my mind because I am definitely following Cruz’s lead a little bit in it and we are exploring together. I don’t think it’s too hard for him to understand what I am teaching him, so that’s pretty crazy if that is true. This coming week we are going to begin studying Africa!! Cruz is so excited to study Africa, and I’m not sure what interests him about it exactly. It will be fun to explore that with him this week and figure out why he’s so interested in it!
He MAY have come down with the chicken pox. MAYBE. I am going to take him to the doctor this morning to rule it out and see what’s going on. The nice thing? I have absolutely ZERO stress about missing school. There’s no homework to miss, no lessons to miss, nothing to miss out on. We just get to take the day to rest, get better, and we’ll catch back up later this week if we need to.
Pretty freaking sweet you guys. I love that.