Jun 08 2007

Geography – The Sand Paper Globe

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 Material : The Sand Paper Globe


1. Introduce the material to the child

2. Use both hands to feel the globe

3. Invite child to do the same

4. When the child is feeling the globe, ask the child whether he can feel the rough and the smooth

5. The teacher uses 2 fingers to feel the rough areas and then tells the child, “This rough area represents land”. Invite the child to feel it.

6. The teacher feels the sommoth area and tells the child “This smooth area represents water.” Invite the child to feel it.

7. Do it again, finding another rough area and say ” This is land, this is water”

8. Proceed to the 2nd period, ask the child to show land and water

9. 3rd period, teachers feels one area, ask child to feel it and then ask him to tell you what the area is.

10. To conclude, teacher ends by saying ” This is a globe and on the globe we have both land and water”


  1. To give the child a sensorial impression of the world
  2. To give the child tactile impression of the world
  3. Introduce the term “globe”
  4. Introduce the words “land” and “water”

 This is suppose to be a table activity. My boy kind of abuse the material by doing it on the floor instead of table. The above picture, he’s trying to tell me what’s the smooth area stand for.

I’m also hoping very much to be able to use this globe for birthday walk. But I don’t know many kids to hold a birthday party for my children. Moreover JS’s birthday is in Dec (school holiday), so hard to invite her schoolmate for birthday party. Let’s see if this year we get to have a party for little children. My kids never celebrated birthday the kiddy way. :(

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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Geography – The Sand Paper Globe”

  1. Leahon 08 Jun 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Hi, Elaine, Where did you get this globe? Was it expensive?

    Got it from Spiele & Scheken. Got pricey…using the paid posts money to buy these materials. 

  2. Blur Mommyon 09 Jun 2007 at 11:57 am

    This is very interesting! Will have to teach this to my gal but gotta go find a globe like that 1st. Thanks for sharing! : )

    Great to know that you find it useful and hope your girl will enjoy it

  3. Nomadic Momon 09 Jun 2007 at 11:27 pm

    “Moreover JS’s birthday is in Dec (school holiday), so hard to invite her schoolmate for birthday party. ”

    Celebrate a month earlier just before school closes. My older one’s birthday is right smack in the middle of the summer break, so, I am bringing forward hsi birthday party by one month.

    ” My kids never celebrated birthday the kiddy way. ”

    Maybe you can start now? Sooner or later, they will grow up sooooo fast that they don’t want to celebrate birthdays with you but their friends. Sorry…but this is the harsh reality…


    Hopefully this year we get to do something.

  4. Celineon 11 Jun 2007 at 12:07 am

    Hi dear!
    I wanted to ask the same Q as Leah did! ;)
    How r u doing? Still havent seen a single pix of u….

    Doing fine here… no pix la…dare not show my out of shape look. :)

  5. chinneeqon 11 Jun 2007 at 3:04 pm

    how about inviting JS lil friends to your place? otherwise just make some goodie bags for JS friend somewhere before or after the school holiday? I did something like this, see photo at “http://www.demoments.net/blog/?p=279″ without mentioning it is for birthday, but rather let my gal thank her friends for being her friend. Just my 2sen :)

    Her birthday this year, most likely I will be confined at my parents place in Puchong. Don’t even know if we can make it till the last day of school. A super early birthday celebration just lost its meaning.

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