Today, we are continuing our North America study by making an America Indian craft while referencing to American Indian Crafts Kids Can Do! book.
- brightly colored cardstock
- dark crayons (we are using these oil pastels)
- a toothpick
- and a sprinkle of imagination.
First, color in the entire cardstock with a dark crayon.
Using a toothpick, offer a child to draw a story.
Imaginative storytelling while exploring creativity is an amazing way for children to express themselves.
Adrian's story is about a fishy and a blue macaw bird.
The opportunity to play freely encourages healthy development, and the opportunity to create freely benefits the child as a whole. Imaginative storytelling also helps with language training which is a vital part of the Montessori environment. Language Training activities elicit language from children and make them aware of the content, meaning, and context of the language they are hearing and using. There are many activities that can be used in Language Training, and imaginative stories are one of them. (You may download "Imagine Stories" Cards here.)
Materials and books we are using for our North American Study:
- National Geographic Our World Atlas is the beginner Atlas book we have been reading and referring to since Adrian was two years old.
- National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas is the next stage atlas (I would suggest for children 3-6 yo).
- National Geographic Student World Atlas is a comprehensive edition for children 7 y+.
- We will also be using American Indian Crafts Kids Can Do! book.
- Lastly, we have aminals that are exclusive to North America like an alligator, a black bear, and a North America black panther.
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