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"Punch-out" continents
Old 02-14-2008, 07:17 PM
 

Hi,

I teach 2nd, but this may work with 1st, too. I copy black line masters of all the continents on different colors of construction paper. Then the kids lay on the carpet and use a push pin to punch out the borders of each continent. If they punch holes really close together, after they are finished, it will punch out really easily like a perforated edge. Then they glue these on large blue ovals.

I found that if you really take the time to emphasize safety with the push pins, this project works great for primary kids. Some of the borders of the continents are difficult to cut with their fine-motor skills and scissor skills, so doing it this way allows the continents to look really nice. Also, my kids think it is soooo fun! We take about 2 weeks to do this project, and my kids usually ask if we can do Social Studies twice a day during this time period.
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