Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paper Plate Continents

While the globes in the previous post are a wonderful representation, using paper mache can be quite an undertaking.  I came up with the idea of using Chinet oval plates as an alternative.  I was thrilled with the results! With the help of one of our art teachers, the students created the following:


You can find Printable Blank World Maps Here and Google mapHere!

24 comments:

  1. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I just found this on activity on Pinterest and I LOVE it!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    ~Andi

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  3. You can take this one step farther by putting two plates together. Then put the Eastern Hemisphere on one side and the Western on the other.

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  4. I think this idea is AWESOME!!!!!!

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  5. This is very cool and I do like the idea of putting two plates together. In the past I have used blue balloons blown up, but I think this year I am definitely going to use blue plates!

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    1. Thanks! They are easier to display compared to the balloons.

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    2. going to try this, this week. thanks!

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  6. where did you find the maps that will fit correctly?
    Thanks!

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    1. I have updated this post with the link!

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  7. Love it! Where did you find the correct size maps?
    Thanks!

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    1. Please see this updated post with links!

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  8. I can not download the document due to google docs. Do you have it somewhere else that I could download? I can't use google docs.

    Thanks!
    Kelly

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    1. I have updated the maps link. The Montessori map is no longer available.

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  9. I cant seem to get the map link to let me print either!

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  10. What kind of paint did you use?

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  11. I tried this activity with my students and it turned out great. Thank You for sharing

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  12. I just found your blog via Pinterest and just followed you!! Thanks for the fun continent craft idea! :)

    Melissa
    Jungle Learners

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  13. Thanks for sharing this idea, I love having activities to go along with book work, and you included the map of the continents too. again thank you

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  14. Is Grade 4 and Grade 5 too old for this activity?

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