You are invited to download a geography printable that presents seasons, and months of the year The Earth Goes Around the Sun – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clipart to create hands-on geography activities for your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to explore the earth’s rotation around the sun, talk about the four seasons in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.
Learning Geography in Montessori
Montessori education provides a unique approach to teaching geography. Instead of simply memorizing facts and maps, students explore the physical and cultural aspects of the world around them. They learn about landforms, climate, and natural resources through hands-on activities and experiences.
Children also study different cultures and traditions, immersing themselves in the customs, food, and lifestyles of people from around the globe. This holistic approach helps students develop a deep understanding of their place in the world and fosters respect and appreciation for the diversity of our planet.
Hands-on Geography Activities for Kids
Hands-on geography activities are a great way for children to learn about the world around them. Some popular activities include making maps, creating 3D models of landforms, and experimenting with weather patterns. Other activities may include identifying different soil types, studying cardinal directions, or analyzing population data. These interactive experiences allow children to engage with geography in a meaningful way, making it a more memorable and enjoyable subject. By incorporating hands-on activities into their lessons, educators can help students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the world around them.
The Earth Goes Around the Sun Printable
I designed this printable for your end-of-the-year classroom activities. As you wrap up your year, assemble this poster. Poke a hole in the middle of the poster, cut the earth round and the sun, and fasten using a paper fastener. In your small group, demonstrate to your students the passage of time from the month when your academic year commenced to the current moment in time as you rotate the earth around the sun.
As you do so, invite your students to share their thoughts on their favorite events, and talk about fun facts they’ve learned during this time.
You can also create a shelf work using this printable. Cut season cards, label cards, and colored circles. Attach hooks and loops for children to match the circles that represent the months of each season. Print the first page for reference or self-check. Invite the child to assemble the poster – place seasons in the correct order, the Earth and the Sun in the center, and match circles and month labels to the correct season of the year.
I also included an editable version for those who wish to translate the labels into a different language or use it for teaching children in the southern hemisphere.
In our classroom, we sang the song The Earth Goes Around the Sun included in the printable. You might like to use the labels and poster as you teach this song to your students.
Seasons, months of the year, and a poster with a picture of the Earth that rotates around the Sun.
Here is what’s included:
- Editable – translate seasons and months of the year into any language
- Label cards
- Season picture cards
- Picture of the Earth
- Picture of the Sun
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