World Geography Unit: Netherland

Good morning readers, today I have another world geography unit to share with you!

Hoi and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Netherland! Since it snowed here this week it was perfect timing, we had a great time, and we learned some fun things about Netherland too!

Of course we started off our week finding Netherland on the map and stamping our passports with their flag:



Here are some of the things we covered this week:

  • Located Netherlands on the map and completed our mapping worksheet
  • Learned about their flag
  • How to say “Hello” in Dutch– Hoi or Hello
  • Prayed for the Netherlands people
  • Learned a song in Dutch
  • Completed a lapbook activity
  • Learned about and classified 6 animals of Netherlands
  • Vocabulary: Geography from A-Z: Ford
  • Learned about Windmills and made a craft
  • Completed an Ice Skating Craft (I wasn’t brave enough to actually go ice skating!)
  • Went Bowling
  • Had a cheese tasting party. Cheeses from Netherlands include Gouda, Edam, Roomano, Herb Cheese, Goat’s cheese, Smoked Cheeses and more!
  • Learned more about Netherlands from National Geographic
  • Made homemade bread pudding

We made this cute 3-D Ice Skating Craft.



Since it was snowy outside, we went sledding.



We made this fun Windmill craft. I have to say this was a little harder than expected. The wire was difficult to work with, thankfully we have jewelry making tools so that helped quite a bit.



We learned about animals from Netherlands and added them to our Animal Wall.

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Here are our favorites: Red Fox and the Ermine.

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We learned a little about Klompen (Wooden Shoes) then made some out of poster board and looked at some pretty ones online.



Of course we had a blast singing our Dutch Song this week. We even broke out the pretend mic for willing participants.

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And we stamped our passports as we ended the week’s study!


Thanks for joining our week on Netherlands, next we’re on to Spain!


Click here if you’d like to follow along with our Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum Journey!

Expedition Earth is a hands on world geography curriculum that covers 31 countries across the world. It is designed primarily for K-5th grade students. Students will learn the continents, oceans, people, cultures, animals, climates, try new foods, crafts and more, all through hands-on activities!



  • Debbie January 30, 2014 at 3:29 am

    How fun! We’re studying Netherlands next week, so great timing. I love the “wooden” shoes. 🙂

  • Tessa W January 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

    My country of birth 🙂 Loving this whole series and I’m looking forward to when my boys are more interested in geography. For now they use the wall map to plan routes for pretend races.

  • Erika February 1, 2014 at 6:02 am

    We’re gonna start Expedition Earth soon and very excited about it!! How much do you do each day! How was all the above divided into your week!
    Thank you!

  • lauren February 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Hup Holland! This is fantastic! I think we’ll travel to Holland in our geography once we’re finished with our Olympics study – after all I am half Dutch 😀

  • Ariel February 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    So neat! Especially since u incorporate between the ages and the shoes are adorable!!! Thanks 4 sharing 🙂


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