The Inuit Indians live in most of the Arctic Tundra – Alaska, Canada – and also Greenland. The geography and climate of the land dictates their lifestyle and culture. The region they call home is largely inhospitable landscape of a flat and treeless land that is dark, cold and snowy.
Until recent years, the tribe lived in igloos and karmaks during the winter months and teepee-like structures or tents in the warmer months. Their diet consists of mostly fish products, but also seal, whale,sea lions, walrus, caribou, small birds and otters. Their clothes, mitts and boots were made from fur and animals skins. They use dogsleds and snowshoes to get around and leather-covered, watertight canoes similar to kayaks.
Many younger Inuits are torn between their old customs and traditions and the modern culture their heritage has been thrust in to in order to survive. However, some tribes do still exist, just with some modern twists.
A few years ago I released an 91-page Inuit Indians Mini Unit for PreK-5th grade and is the perfect companion to these fun Playdough Mats. Playdough mats are great for working on counting, fine motor skills and even letter recognition.
I recommend printing each page (preferably on cardstock, but printer paper will work too) and then laminating them for longevity. The nice thing about these mats is that they really are multi-purpose. You can use them with playdough for younger kids and then graduate to wipe-off markers as they get more fine motor skills. You can also use a variety of objects to place in the little boxes to help kids with their counting. My girls also love to use pom-poms to count.
Included in this set:
- 4 Letter Playdough Mats
- 1-10 Number Playdough Mats
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