This printable is great for kids learning about the layers of the Earth. It’s the perfect science craft for pre-k to upper elementary years because it’s informative, easy to understand, and interactive for different levels of memorization or studying.
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Are the layers of the Earth important to memorize in the early years of homeschooling? Let’s be honest. No, not really. I’ll be even more honest, I forgot them myself until we made this craft together. It’s simple and it all came flooding back to me, but it’s not exactly information that most people use in their day-to-day life.
The curriculum I create at Cultivate Curiosity is unique, and I’m not just saying that because I’m biased. As someone who has been crafting lesson plans and activities for children for a decade, I feel confident saying that it’s a beautiful blend of age-appropriate activities, with concepts that are likely well above their ability to understand.
Why, you might ask?
Because I fully believe in long-term and early exposure to these complex concepts. Children are sponges at this age and will soak in as much information as we throw at them. Beyond that, they really will guide you in the right direction. Is your child intensely interested in Earth science and rocks? The only way to know is to introduce them to the idea. If it’s not their jam, you can easily move on to the next idea.
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Layers of the Earth Craft Printable for Kids
My son is deeply interested in rocks at the moment. For a while there, it was sticks. We’ve since moved on to rocks and gemstones. He’s at an age where he wants to know why rocks and fossils are formed, and why they look the way they do, but he doesn’t grasp the complexities of time, erosion, and weathering.
I’ve introduced him to the rock cycle, and general Earth science ideas. He certainly doesn’t exactly understand, but it scratches his itch to know. This Earth layers craft has been sitting out in our homeschool room for several weeks now, and it will likely stay there throughout the upcoming homeschool year. We’re going around the world, studying each continent and many other aspects of Earth, life, and culture. And every few days, it never fails. He brings this craft up to me and asks me to talk about the layers again.
Materials for this STEM Activity for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
To put this Earth layers craft together, print out the set, laminate the pages, and cut out. Cut a small hole in the middle, and add a brass fastener. Now, the outer layer can be twisted and turned around. Have your child work on remembering the 4 main layers of the Earth, and keep it out at your open play station for the duration of your Earth study.
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What’s your favorite activity for learning the layers of the earth? Let me know in the comments below!
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