Sunday, January 29, 2012

Our Africa Continent Box

With Kens' strong interest in Africa right now I figured it was time to put together the Africa Continent Box. All of the printables are from I only included the Africa Flags from A-E. Plant three part cards, and Animal three part cards for now. I also have Montessori Print Shops' Africa geography folder and three part cards, I will be using them to add or change cards out to keep the learning going, and the vocabulary growing.

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 plants three part cards all of the cards that came in the kit are included in the pouch.

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 for Montessori Monday. I am also joining in at the History and Geography Meme hosted by All Things Beautiful here is the link


  1. nice. I am planning to put the Continent's boxes together this year. Seems lots of work
    thanks for sharing

  2. very nice! I love the contents as well as Ken's idea of using a suitcase style box.

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  4. I love your Africa box. I especially love its presentation with the lovely colorful bags for the safari animals, for example. Lovely assortment. Thanks for linking up to the History and Geography Meme.

  5. Your Africa box is awesome! I love that you have a suitcase-style Africa box. I featured your post and photo in my Montessori-Inspired Study of Africa at

  6. You are invited to join my new weekly link-up "Say it Two Ways Thursdays"! I would love for you to link up activities like this that teach children about other languages and cultures. Link up at It Two Ways Thursdays.

  7. I love this! Where did you get the pyramid and tomb?

  8. Thank you! I got the pyramid online I think it was Barnes&Nobles, and the tomb came from Hobby Lobby.

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