C is for Continent Felt Board~ Geography Projects A-Z

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Remember the Geography Projects from A to Z I have been slowly working on?  I FINALLY finished our project for the letter C.  This one took me a lot longer than I planned…  For the letter C we have been working on continents. This is a fun way to help your kids learn their world map and the continents.  Although it took me a long time, it was a lot of fun to put together.

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We are using the book Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowlton.  So far we have done atoll & archipelago for A,  beach & bay for B, and our geography nesting cans.

To make it I used a bunch of felt in various colors, a science project board and some tacky glue.  I printed out a big map from this site. You can print it huge on multiple pages and then tape the pages together. There are a bunch of different maps & sizes to choose from, too. I used this as my outline for the different continents.

I cut out all of the continents on paper first, then pinned each one to a different color of felt.

I had to take some liberties & not include every island and peninsula. I have to admit that it was painful for me to cut off certain places because each one is a wonderful part of our world! I eventually had to just get over it, though.
Then… I cut a piece of blue felt to cover the project board. I used tacky glue to attach it to the board. I ended up watering it down a little and painting it on with a foam brush.
I secured the edges with large paperclips until it dried.
I love how it turned out!
I am excited to create some more fun flannel sets to use with our big board now.
See the other Geography from A to Z Projects:
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  1. I am a huge fan of flannel, and I *love* how you used it for the continents! My head is just racing with other ideas for your continent pieces…like in a discussion of plate tectonics or Pangaea or even the water cycle! Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!

  2. Wow! What a great idea! I really love this. I think I may make one using the Montessori Continent colors because we are going to study geography this year! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Awesome, and you have some serious felt cutting skills!! :)

  4. Kim Huff says:

    This is awesome!!!! I’m soooooooo doing this :)

  5. This is so fantastic! And I actually have all the things I need to do it! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  6. Nice tutorial! This goes to my “to do” list!

  7. I just loved this post! I featured you on the Hearts to Home Blog Hop this week :). Come on over to claim your featured badge!
    http://www.onlypassionatecuriosity.com/hearts-for-home-blog-hop-1/

  8. LOVE this! Way to go — we definitely need to start doing some geography around here. The kids are so interested when they’re young – need to capitalized on that!

  9. Wonderful job! I think I may try this for countries as well

  10. Great job!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  11. I LOVE your continent flannel board – what a great teaching tool!!

    I featured this at TGIF this week here – http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/05/tgif-linky-party-78.html – Feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like.

    Thanks for sharing all your creativity with all of us! I hope to see you linked up again later today!!

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  12. Jae (Pinay Homeschooler) says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Your continent felt board came out amazing!

  14. Just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at Discover & Explore this week — your post gets a double feature as Chelsey & I are both including it in our round-up of map activities :)
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