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Around the World: Australia
To see where all our “spine” learning comes from during this unit, be sure to check out our main resources for the Around the World Studies.
Using a simple salt-dough recipe and a printed map of Australia, I placed a piece of waxed paper over the map and asked Eli to form the shape of Australia with the dough. Once dry, he painted it. Easy, but he loves his 3-D map.
Aboriginal Art and Cooking Traditional Food
Using directions from Mrs. Zilker’s Art Class, we did Aboriginal dot paintings using q-tips and tempera paints.
Our cooking time was spent making Anzac biscuits (cookies) that were really yummy!
These little peanut butter play dough koalas were an additional, fun activity that was both artistic and yummy.
Marsupials were a natural choice for making a science connection to Australia. This little research project was easy, but meaningful. You can find the directions for an early elementary research project here.
Since The Great Barrier Reef is near the coast of Australia AND because Homeschool Share has a FREE (and wonderful) lapbook about coral reefs, this science connection was a no-brainer. This is Eli’s first ever lapbook and he loved it!
And what study of Australia and the coral reef would be complete without watching Finding Nemo?
Click on the graphic above to find the entire Around the World series of posts!