Prep time: 10 minutes
Estimated Cost: Various
Mess level: None
What you need
Fabric Map ,Animals,Endangered Land,Animals (Includes panda and gorilla),Monkey and Apes,Dolphins and,Whales,Exotic Birds
Use a map and place it on the floor/low table and you can either use modeling behaviors first or depending on their age they can work out on their own where all the various elements go.
I love how Montessori encourages using hands-on materials for learning. Geography material can be abstract for a child, but it doesn't have to be! For this concrete activity here children are learning all about animals and continents.
How to adapt:
Depending on the age of your child you can adapt this to add the following for them to place on the map
Ice/Arctic and Antarctica