We have been learning about animals that live in the Arctic. I have taught the children (by showing them on our globe) the difference between the Arctic (North Pole) and Antarctic (South Pole). We are now learning about the different animals that live in the Arctic. In a week or so we'll talk about the animals (mainly penguins) that live in the Antarctic.
I have enjoyed reading this book to the children as it has helped them learn about a few of the animals of the Arctic.
A popular activity in our classroom right now is this iceberg activity. I put a bunch of bowls and cups of water in the freezer to make mini-icebergs. To do this work, the children sit at the two tables shown below. They request an iceberg from a teacher and the iceberg is placed onto the blue tray which represents the ocean. They can then use the small animals and figurines to act out arctic scenes. There is a basket with a towel which they may use to dry their hands if they get too wet or cold. This has been a really fun sensory activity for the children. The arctic figures we are using are from the Arctic TOOB by Safari Toys. You can often find these TOOBS in the hobby section of Hobby Lobby.