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An All American Summer Unit: The United States of America


I just love the Patriotic holiday season.  It starts off with Memorial Day, then we have Flag Day, Independence Day...  It is the perfect time to launch into An All American Summer Unit and study the United States of America.

Just take a look at all of these wonderful Patriotic activities and printables!  And if you're looking for resources about the USA, you've come to the right spot!
An All American Summer Unit: The United States of America with Free Printables
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Here's what we're doing broken down by subject!

Language


Cursive Letter Sand Tray
Cursive Letter Sand Tray Activity for Kids
We're starting our study of cursive. The kiddos are okay with their letter identification, so we're moving on to sand tray writing, practicing four letters each month.  It's amazing to me how much easier cursive is for the kiddos, compared to when they were learning print.

Source: The cards for this activity can be found at 3 Dinosaurs.

United States of America First Letter Identification
United States of America First Letter Identification (Free Printable)
I am super excited about these cards.  The kiddos have known the names of the 50 States for quite some time.  We learned them as part of a song.  I thought it would be fun for them to start to identify the shapes of each state, and practice their beginning letter sounds at the same time.  Control cards are provided in case they don't remember the name of the state and can't think of the first letter sound.
United States of America Nomenclature Cards (Free Printable)
The cards are not designed in the Montessori colors, as I was unable to find black and white outlines, however, I still think they will work in teaching the shapes of the states.
United States of America First Letter Identification Cards (Free Printable)
The first letter sound cards match the state cards, in order to provide the proper controls.  All states are included in the printable.

Source:  I created this printable as part of my All American Summer Unit Language Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie.  For your free copy, follow the directions and subscribe to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

Glue & Glitter Spelling Word Practice
Glue and Glitter Spelling Word Practice Activity for Kids
This is by far, my kiddos' most favorite spelling activity.  Who knew glitter would be so enticing!  Such great fine motor practice.  Their words are looking fabulous!  The kiddos choose the words they want to write from the small cards provided, and then write them using glue on the black paper.  Finally they sprinkle with glitter, and voila!

Source:  I created the small spelling word cards as part of my All American Summer Language Printable Pack 1. For your free copy, click on the link located at the bottom of this post.

Math


American Flag Addition
American Flag Addition Clip Cards (Free Printable)
The kiddos will use the flags provided as counters, and glass beads as markers to answer the math problem cards.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie.  For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

Tootsie Roll Subtraction
Tootsie Roll Subtraction Clip Cards (Free Printable)
Tootsie Rolls are a very American treat, hence their use for this activity. The kiddos will us the Tootsie Rolls as counters, and glass beads as markers, to answer the subtraction questions on the cards.  When they are finished, they're each allowed to try one Tootsie Roll.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

All American Summer Events Schedule (Telling Time)
All American Summer Events Schedule Tellign Time Activity for Kids (Free Printable)
The kiddos will match the clock cards to the time cards.  Each clock card has an "All American" summer activity attached to it.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

All American Treats for Sale!
All American Treats for Sale! Money Activity for Kids (Free Printable)
The kiddos will match up the coin cards with the money amount cards.  Each coin card shows a picture of an "All American" treat.  (Prices are completely random in this activity and in no way match up to what it would actually cost to pay for one of these treats.)

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Math Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

Science & Culture


50 Animals from the United States of America
50 Animals from the United States of America Cards (Free Printable)
A geography/culture unit would not be complete without a new set of 50 animal cards.  Dinomite was slightly impatient about the completion of them.  Lol.  As always, I provide these for him to sort and identify as he likes.  It's amazing how he learns so much just be looking at these cards.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Science & Culture Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

American Inventors
American Inventors Match Up Activity for Kids (Free Printable)
The kiddos will match the invention with it's creator.  The name of the invention and inventor are on both sets of cards as a control.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Science & Culture Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

United States of America Puzzle
United States of America Puzzle
The kiddos will practice their state identification as they put this puzzle together.

Visual Arts


American Artists
American Artists and Art Match Up Activity for Kids (Free Printable)
The kiddos will match the artist to their artwork.  The name of the artist is on both cards as a control.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my All American Summer Science & Culture Printable Pack 1.  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

Music


Keyboard Identification Practice
Keyboard Identification Practice Activity for Kids (Free Printable)
The kiddos will place a glass bead on the letter that matches the key on the keyboard that is marked with a red dot.  The keyboard with letters is provided as a control.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity.  It is called "Learning the Keyboard Music Printable 1."  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

Instruments in an Orchestra
Instruments of the Orchestra Sort Activity for Kids (Free Printable)
The kiddos will sort orchestra instruments into sections.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity.  It is called "Orchestra Instrument Nomenclature Cards."  This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions and subscriber to our free newsletter at the bottom of this post.

Physical Education:
We continue our family fitness program. This summer we're spending time outside, walking, running, swimming, etc.

Sensorial/Practical Life:
Dropper Star Activity
Dropper Star Activity
The kiddos will use the droppers provided (not clearly shown in the picture), to practice transferring water into the star ice cube tray.

Spooning Stars
Spooning Stars Activity for Kids
I found these cute star buttons at a local craft store. I LOVE them!  The kiddos will transfer the stars using the spoon provided.

Patriotic Button Snake
Patriotic Button Snake
The kiddos will practice their buttoning skills, using this cute patriotic themed button snake.  (I made it myself!  I'm so pleased with how it turned out.)

Hanging Sheets on the Clothesline
Hanging Sheets on the Clothesline Practical Life Activity for Kids
The kiddos will practice hanging these mini-sheets on the clothesline.  (The rope in the basket is set up as a clothesline during learning time.)

Flag Designs
The kiddos will use the flags provided to create the designs shown on the cards.

Source:  I found this activity at Gift of Curiosity.

Patriotic Cutting Activity
Patriotic Cutting Activity
The kiddos will practice their cutting skill using straws, ribbon, silk flowers, and a string of blue beads.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow! You're blog is amazing! You're such a fantastic Montessori inspiration for me :) Your kids are so lucky to have these types of works available to them!! Thank you so much for sharing these activities/works!

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    1. Thank you so much! Your blog is pretty amazing too! :)

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  2. What an amazing unit!! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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