Our geography unit falls around Halloween every year, so my students make Pumpkin Globes!
2 rubber bands
cut out of each continent
green permanent marker
red permanent marker
Your students will...
-Glue each continent where it belongs
-Place on one rubber band around the pumpkin to symbolize the equator
-Place the other rubber band around the pumpkin to symbolize the prime meridian
- Paint the entire pumpkin blue
-Let it dry overnight
-Peel off each paper continent shape to reveal each continent (still pumpkin orange) and color all continents green with the permanent marker
-Take off both rubber bands and trace the orange lines that remain with the red permanent marker
My students love this project! It can be a little messy, but it's totally worth it!