Friday, April 24, 2020

Montessori Activities at Home: Learn About Hippos!

montessori activities at home. Hippos.

Learn all about hippos on a virtual field trip! Did you know that a hippopotamus, at a short distance, can run over 30 km/h? It can easily outrun a human in a short race.

Hippo Activities

Learn more about these fascinating creatures with mom and baby hippos Funani and Amashle, and Jennifer, a hippo care specialist at the San Diego Zoo.
Join them on the San Diego Zoo Facebook page.


Get in the bath and swim like a baby hippo!


Create a paper plate hippopotamus.

Lower Elementary

Find the answers to hippo questions: How much do adult hippos generally weigh? What is the difference between how much an adult hippo weighs and you?

Upper Elementary

Conduct research on hippos and create a board or card game based on the facts you learned.

Visit NAMC to learn more about our Montessori Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary diploma programs and curriculum.

— NAMC Staff
As much as possible, NAMC’s web blog reflects the Montessori curriculum as provided in its teacher training programs. We realize and respect that Montessori schools are unique and may vary their schedules and offerings in accordance with the needs of their individual communities. We hope that our readers will find our articles useful and inspiring as a contribution to the global Montessori community.
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Friday, April 24, 2020.


Post a Comment

Have questions or comments? Let us know what you thought about this article!

We appreciate feedback and love to discuss with our readers further.

NAMC Blog Inquiries Contact Form


Email *

Message *

Search the NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog

Are you interested in reading back through NAMC's blog articles from years gone by, or for more information on a specific topic?

Browse a select list of our most popular categories below; by clicking on one, you will see every article posted under that topic since 2007. You may also use the lower archive menu to select a year and month, displaying all blog posts in the chosen time frame.

If you are seeking a range of information on a certain topic or idea, try this search box for site-wide keyword results.

Choose From a List of Popular Article Topics

NAMC Montessori Series

Montessori Philosophy and Methodology

Montessori Classroom Management

The School Year

Montessori Materials

Montessori Curriculum

Montessori Infant/Toddler (0–3) Program

Montessori Early Childhood (3–6) Program

Montessori Elementary (6–12) Programs

What is Montessori?

Search Archives for Montessori Blog Posts by Date

Thank you to the NAMC Montessori community!

This year marks NAMC’s 20th anniversary of providing quality Montessori distance training and curriculum development to Montessorians around the globe. Since we began in 1996, we have grown to build a fantastic community of students, graduates, and schools in over 120 countries. We are grateful for your continued support and dedication to furthering the reach and success of the Montessori method. Thank you for sharing this amazing milestone with us!