It was Kens' idea to use a suitcase style for the box. She is pleased with how it turned out, and asked if she could sleep with it:) It was a fun experience to put this together and now I am excited to put together the rest of the continent boxes.
The books are full of beautifully illustrated pictures, and packed with information. Again these won't remain permanently in the box, I love rotating materials.
Maps of Africa and Egypt.
I love that the photos come with nice detailed sentences. It is sure to ignite some more research.
Africa animals three part cards I included all of the animals that came with the kit.
Africa flags three part cards.
Black eyed peas that are used to make soup. Sand to represent the Sahara Desert.
African mask, and an art piece representing a woman in Africa.
A tomb. I forgot to take a picture of the mummy that is inside.
A pyramid. It has writing in hieroglyphics on the outside, so I added the key so Ken can decode the message.
A bag of African animals from the Safari Toob.
A reususable sticker activity to reinforce animal habitats.
A bag of Egyptian objects from the Safari Toob. I love the toobs that include information about the objects, helps the researcher get a jumpstart, and a mom like me that may not know the names of all the objects:)
Well that is what is inside the Africa Continent box. I am looking forward to a great week watching Ken soak up all this information on Africa and see what she may even add to the box. To see other children doing activities inspired by the Montessori Method please visit http://www.livingmontessorinow.com/ for Montessori Monday. I am also joining in at the History and Geography Meme hosted by All Things Beautiful here is the link http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/