Learning About Australia

March 22, 2013

in Cultural

We’ve been learning about the continent Australia!

Montessori Activities for Learning About Australia

One of our parents brought along some wonderful items from Australia to share with us.

Presentation at Trillium Montessori


Boomerangs- Trillium Montessori

boomerang 2 Trillium Montessori

Holding a Koala

Holding a Koala

What’s on the Shelf?

Here’s our unit studies shelf with materials about Australia

Cultural Shelf- Trillium Montessori

Geography of Australia

This is our Australia Geography folder full of images from Australia and the Pacific islands.  We got this from the Montessori Printshop.

Geography folder - Trillium Montessori

These cards, also from Montessori Printshop (free), depict famous landmarks from around Australia.


I created these “Biomes of Australia” cards.  They are inspired by the beautiful materials from Waseca.


The cards below use images from my old set of Waseca cards.


Animals of Australia

The Australian animal ID cards from the Montessori Printshop are great for a  matching work with animal models.

Native Animals

All about Koalas!  I adapted this set from Montessori Tidbits.

All About Koalas

Parts of a Kangaroo {Free Printable Download}

Parts of a Kangaroo

I made these “Parts of a Kangaroo” nomenclature cards.  You can download them here.  they are also available for free on the Subscribers Page

parts of a kangaroo

They love making booklets out of these!

kangaroo booklet


Here’s our Aboriginal Art project.  I printed out a series of dot paintings that featured a particular animal.  The children can sort the paintings under the header cards.  They can then get a piece of construction paper that has an animal printed on it and decorate with paint using Q-tips.

Aboriginal Art

Check out our Australia Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Pinterest Board

Now available in the Trillium Montessori TpT Store:

1 Australia Montessori Activities Printable Pack

Australia A-Z Printable Pack



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All Things Elementary March 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I am new to your blog and am finding such great ideas! I also love the parental involvement!

Ally March 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

As an Australian living in the US, I’m always happy to see kids learning about Australia!

PragmaticMom March 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm

What a wonderful way to teach kids geography and other cultures! They looked like they were having a great time!

Kylie March 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Love your Australia materials! Making continent boxes is still on my (long) list of things to do 🙂

Discovering Montessori March 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I love your blog! Thank you for the download and for sharing.

Maria March 27, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I love you blog! Thank you for sharing your hard work! Although my daughter assist a Montessori school, we also have our own Montessori continent boxes at home. Australia is one of our empty boxes so far so these ideas are so helpful. Thanks again!

Ticia March 29, 2013 at 9:40 am

How awesome you had a parent able to bring stuff in! There’s a great assortment of stuff to learn about Australia (FYI you should link this up to Around the World in 12 Dishes: Australia).

Zoom Zoom Classroom March 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm

This Australia unit is beautiful for the children. How nice for them to learn about the animals that live there as well as the people! I think it’s wonderful that you were able to incorporate an art project related to the Aboriginals. It’s so nice that you had a parent bring items in for the children to touch.

rosanna hanson May 11, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Thank you for this wonderful blog! I got so many great ideas for my unit on Australia. I appreciate it!

Amanda May 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I love all the artifacts included with this unit!! I also love the ideas of a unit of study shelf!

Cherine January 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

This post is such a treat!!! Beyond amazing resources!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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