Friday, July 3, 2009

Rubbings around the world

Did any of you happen to make the cards like I showed you from this post? (Like you aren't busy hanging out at the pool and having fun this summer! ha!) Well . . . here's why I said that I liked cutting and gluing the continents on the card. :)

Here's what you need: these cards or a cut out of the continents, paper and peeled crayon(s)
Here's why you should do it: Yet another reinforcement to imprint the shapes of continents and their names. This also helps with fine motor skills and qualifies as some art for the day (and they might not even realize they're learning. :)

Here's how you do it: Place the paper over the cards and have the corresponding crayon (if you're doing the whole color corresponding thing)
Make a rubbing of the continents . . .
. . . and even write the name if they can write! You could staple them together if you do them all to make a booklet or stick them in a folder, too.


  1. Hi Laura Beth :)

    This looks fun! but am a I right in thinking that it looks like your continent s don't have knobs like mine do - or did you remove them for this activity?

  2. What a great set of cards...I think I'll make a second set!!!

  3. are your cards laminated? what a great work!

  4. love the idea, how did you make the cards?

  5. After having done this lesson for a few years now, have you had any issues with shape recognition later in learning. For instance, the shape of Antarctica used here is nothing like the actual shape of the continent (in fact, it makes it seem as though it is two islands). Rather, it is a representation of this particular projection of the Earth. This is true for the continents as well, but the relative distortion of the shapes is less from one projection to the next and the child is more likely to use deductive reasoning to determine which is correct based on the comparison of the shapes to one another. Curious how this plays out for you later in learning.