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Montessori-inspired Earthquake Activities with Free Printables

It's no secret that Bulldozer is obsessed with natural disasters.  Whether it's extreme weather scenarios, volcano eruptions, or earthquakes he's all over it.  As I've observed his latest draw to earthquakes, I decided to jump at the chance to teach him something new.

These Montessori-inspired earthquake activities with free printables were such a hit!  Bulldozer couldn't put them down.  Either could his siblings.  I love that all three kiddos learned something new about earthquakes that they didn't know before.
Montessori-inspired Earthquake Activities with Free Printables

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Montessori-inspired Earthquake Activities with Free Printables


Earthquake Vocabulary
Earthquake Vocabulary Cards (Free Printable)
It's one thing to love earthquakes and yet another to understand all of the vocabulary that goes along with the subject.  This activity combines the two.  The kiddos matched up pictures to definitions.  We used this as a memory game, one of Bulldozer's favorite ways to learn, but they can easily be used as nomenclature cards.

Source:  My husband and I created this printable as part of our Earthquake Unit Printable Pack 1.  This is a subscriber's only freebie. See directions at the bottom of this post on how to access your free copy.

After Effects of an Earthquake
After Effects of an Earthquake (Free Printable)
It's one thing to learn about earthquakes but a completely different thing to learn about what happens as a result of earthquakes and how that effects a location and population.

This was a very unique learning experience for the kiddos.  They hadn't really thought about stuff like this before.

The kiddos used this as a memory game, but the cards can easily be used as a match up activity or nomenclature cards.

Source:  My husband and I created this printable as part of our Earthquake Unit Printable Pack 1.  This is a subscriber's only freebie. See directions at the bottom of this post on how to access your free copy.

Earthquakes Around the World
Earthquakes Around he World Pin Poking Activity
With Bulldozer's obsession of natural disasters comes an anxiety that he may have to live through one.  This activity was created to help him understand that we live in a very safe place away from major earthquake activity.

It was also used to show where most earthquakes occur around the world.  Bulldozer loved seeing that there were very specific places where most earthquakes occur.

For this activity the kiddos used the color coded pins provided to mark where the earthquakes are around the world.  This was a great fine motor activity as well as science!

Just a heads up!  If your kiddos pay extreme attention to detail, you will need at least two packages of yellow and orange pins.

Source:  This printable is part of our Earthquake Unit Printable Pack 1. This is a subscriber's only freebie. See directions at the bottom of this post on how to access your free copy.

Major Earthquakes Around the World in History
Major Earthquakes Around the World in History Cards (Free Printable)
Of course after identifying where the largest earthquakes in the world occurred, we had to learn more about them.  What Bulldozer didn't realize is that some of the worst earthquakes aren't the biggest.  The damage that occurs depends on so many different factors.  Again, this was such an eye opener for him.

Once again, the kiddos used this as a memory game, but it could easily be used as a match up activity or nomenclature cards.

Source:  My husband and I created this printable as part of our Earthquake Unit Printable Pack 1.  This is a subscriber's only freebie. See directions at the bottom of this post on how to access your free copy.

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