If you’ve seen my grade leveled homeschooling posts, you’ve seen me mention our Continent Boxes. They have been such a fun part of our homeschooling life.

When my oldest was first learning the names of the seven continents, I decided to get started with our own little collection of Continent Boxes.

I began by purchasing seven photo storage boxes from Hobby Lobby. I’ve seen these at various arts and crafts stores any kind of small box will do.

Then I used my little label marker to label each box the front of each box with a simple little sticker: – North America – South America – Europe – Asia

We placed our Continent Boxes under our large wall map a fun find we picked up at IKEA several years ago. We love this map, but it was a pain to hang! ha!

As he has gotten older and siblings have joined the fun, we have continued to use these boxes.

How do we use our Continent Boxes? Read about different places around the world, receive a postcard, letter, or special souvenir from someone who has traveled outside of where we live.

Any time we come across a new item that would be a good fit for our Continent Boxes, we add it to the corresponding box.

This is such a simple way to give your kids a global perspective always connecting the boxes to a nearby map or globe.