Make a Balloon Globe

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"We've got the whole world in our hands," is what your students will be singing after completing this fun geography activity. Using the included templates for the seven continents and a balloon, they create their very own globes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Using crayons or colored pencils and an atlas, have students color in the continents to reflect their different geographical features
  • Have pupils create additional land masses like Japan, Madagascar, and Greenland and add them to their globes
  • Provide learners with a list of major cities to locate and label on their globes
  • Ask the class to label the different oceans and bodies of water using a permament marker
Classroom Considerations
  • Experiment with different glues in order to find the best option for attaching paper to balloons
  • The continent templates may be difficult for young children to cut out, in which case, you can just ask that they do their best to cut around the shapes
  • A clear set of step-by-step instructions are provided for completing the activity
  • Hands-on activity engages pupils in learning world geography
  • Offers ideas for including the activity in a unit on diversity and cultural awareness
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