Yes, I'm here to bore you agaiin with our Geography Center, boo, boo! No really, I was a tad frustated with my lovely little white boxes from Michaels that I wrote about here, and I have since found many other uses for these gems, but wanted to show you our new and improved Continent Boxes. Thanks to Costco and their never-ending ability to supply shoppers with just the right item at just the right time :) As you can see in the picture, there are colorful boxes stacked on either side of the beloved Puzzle Cabinet. Contained inside these much larger and more functional boxes are all the Continent Materials and Three-Part Cards from my favorite Montessori site Montessori for Everyone!!
Here you can see them somewhat color coded, but not specifically. Antarctica is not made up yet. Here's a look inside a few:
Africa: (clockwise from top) A Sonlight K book as titled below, Africa Fact Sheet, All Africa Card Material, Animals of Africa.
North & Central America: NA & Central Fact Sheet, behind are the Control Maps, All card materials separated by small treat bags from Micahels and standing up in the smallest boxes that came with the original pack :)
Europe: Control Maps, Card Material, Europe Fact Sheet, Arrows, Currency.
We are very happy with these materials and continue to add to them as the year progresses and we discover new things to include. The best part is the dear children can access them easily and without having to guess which box is which and they hold a ton of items and keep them neat and tidy inside!!
The set-up for all the boxes is basically the same, with some of the unique items to each Continent being included! Hopefully you're not all snoring at this point, but I really needed a Continent Box Redux, so thanks for visiting and putting up with yet, another Geography post! We'll be off to play with our pin maps now :)