Hands-on geography crafts for kids are an important part of all the lessons in the Let's Go Geography curriculum. Kids love making these crafts!
The projects do double-duty, not only reminding kids of something special about the country for that week, but also making sure they ENJOY geography.
The majority of the projects use typical craft or household supplies.
And detailed instructions with pictures let you know exactly what to do. Wondering what kinds of things you might make?
Year 1, Geography Crafts for Kids
Well, there's a rain stick for Chile made from an empty paper towel tube. Or a Dala horse, a traditional carved horse, for Sweden. Hungary brings painted cards that can be used as is, or sent to loved ones for Easter.
How about super cool Poison Dart Frogs from Colombia that kids can color however they want and then glue them on big, paper leaves. They can squeeze in as many frogs as they want on their leaves! The puffin from Iceland is a simple cut-and-color affair.
For Ecuador we use paint with a special stamping technique to remind us of all the beautiful butterflies there. And of course we need a cold-loving animal like the Snowy Owl to remind us of Greenland. You'll never guess what we use to stamp the feathers for this bird!
Year 2, Geography Crafts for Kids
And this is just the beginning! Each week is a very fun, very creative, and very (or thereabouts) simple craft that kids love! What better way to help kids remember what they've learned?
Year 2 continues the trend with a hands-on project for each of the 32 lessons in the year.
Decorate masks with jewels and feathers like they do to celebrate Carnival every year in Brazil.
Or make a pull pinata to fill during the lesson on Mexico. Candy is optional. At least for some it's optional!
And what in the world do you make for a country like Kyrgyzstan? Why, make a traditional hat, of course. And don't forget to spend a few minutes learning how to SPELL that country!
You need to know how to spell it because writing the name of the country on each project is part of the learning process with Let's Go. These are crafts with a purpose.
It's not JUST about making something fun.
It's also about kids creating something that helps them remember what they've learned. And doing something that helps them love learning, too!
Of course, there's lots more geography crafts for kids in every year of this curriculum. Try Let's Go Geography today and experience the only truly HANDS-ON geography curriculum on the market!