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North pole and South Pole words for kindergarten
Theme center North Pole and South Pole
Kids imagine themselves at the North Pole with a white igloo tent and two polar bears. The bear suits and bear hats are sewed by a mother. She also made warm hats to go with the suits so the kids can dress up like Eskimos. Besides that, there are ski goggles, polar bears, fishing rods, fish, binoculars, dolls and a compass in this theme center. The snow floor is made out of Fiber fill.
Theme center for a research team, North Pole and South Pole theme
It is fun if the kids bring all kinds of animals from the North Pole and South Pole to school. Kids will often bring penguins, polar bears, seals and more. Make a theme center for polar research. The kids are scientists that examine polar animals. You can also put some books about polar animals and some tape measure in the theme center.
The kids search for example all penguins, like real scientists, and lay them on the examination table. After this they lay them from in a line from the biggest to the smallest. After this the kids can measure the animals. They write the information on a paper. You can use the printables below for this. The kids can measure the animals as a team. They can also search for pictures about the animals.
Water table, North Pole and South pole theme
Put some Styrofoam icebergs and ice floes in the water table. Search for some Playmobil materials like penguins, seals, canoes, little dolls and fish. Single ice cubes from the freezer or Loose Fill can also be used.
Block center, North Pole and South Pole center
Put a sheet Fiber Fill on the floor in the block center. Now it looks like snow on the floor. Put some small and big pieces in the center. Also put some stuffed animals (Arctic hare, polar bear, penguin), a small sled and some warm gloves in the block center. The kids can build mountains and slopes with the blocks. After this, they can put some Fiber Fill over the blocks. You can also use a white fleece blanket for this. The stuffed animals can go sledding from the hill now.
Let the kids bring stuffed animals from home such as: polar bears, penguins, seals, killer whales and dolphins. It inspires the kids to build nice polar scenes.
North Pole and South pole math activities for Kindergarten
Number memory, North Pole and South Pole theme
North Pole collage, North Pole and South Pole theme
Kids like it to make a collage. They are busy with it for several days and use several different techniques. This is also the case with this North Pole collage. First, the kids cut and pasted snowflakes with painters tape. After this they painted the snow and the sky. The could make polar light in the sky. The kids can remove the painters tape to see the snowflakes when the paint is dry. The kids can color and cut out an Eskimo after this. They glued a bit of sheep’s wool around the hat. The next day, they make an igloo with a paper plate and some black paper. They draw ice blocks with a black marker. This is an amazing writing pattern to train the fine motor skills.
You can download the Eskimos.
Drawing a penguin step by step, North Pole and South Pole theme
Kids think it’s great to learn something new step by step. There are a lot of examples on the internet. The kids are so enthusiastic that sometimes they go home with six penguin drawings at the same time. And they want to draw the next day again. You can find step by step tutorials to draw a penguin under the pictures. Lay the different examples on a table. Every kid can choose a drawing that fits him/her. Besides that, you’ll also get all kinds of different drawings.
Making a polar hare, North Pole and South Pole theme
The kids can make a polar hare with a paper bag. They can make ears, eyes, a nose and a mouth with some colored paper. You can also use the printable with eyes and noses. You can use the polar hare as a hand puppet when it’s finished.
Making a snow globe with an Eskimo, North Poles and South Pole theme
The kids make a snow globe with a plastic cup and some fake snow. First, they draw and color an Eskimo. When the Eskimo is cut out he is placed upside down in the cup. The kids have to draw a bottom along the cup on paper. They cut it out and glue it to the cup when the snow is added.
Animal masks, North Pole and South Pole theme
The kids cut out masks which you can find on Early learning HQ. Click here to go to that website.
Earth with North Pole and South Pole
Cut and paste walrus, North Pole and South Pole theme
Kids can make a walrus with a box of colored paper, scissors, glue and a marker. The whiskers can be made of raffia. Hang three or four pictures of a walrus near the table, so the kids can see the shapes of the walrus.
PE-cards polar bear for North Pole and South Pole theme
You can use this PE-cards with the North Pole and South Pole theme in your class. The PE-cards are held up by the teacher and the kids know which assignment they have to perform. But the teacher can also hang the cards on the wall, so that a circuit is created. The kids follow the circuit in groups. The last cards require two or three kids, can the kids do this without instruction?
Click on the picture for a PDF-file. It’s not allowed to place these cards on another website.
Diorama, North Pole and South Pole theme
Remove the top and the front of a box. Make a background of snow, ice and sky. Put some fake snow on the bottom of the box and fill the box with all kinds of polar figures. Poke holes with little scissors and put little lights through the holes. You can use this instead of a theme table. You can also let the kids bring animals and Eskimos to school.