Understanding directions can be tricky for young kids. An easy way to help young children understand directionality is by making your very own compass rose.
My children are huge fans of any project that involves coloring, and so it occurred to me that I could draw a simple compass rose, make some photocopies, and then discuss the concept of north, south, east, and west with them while we all colored!
Compass Rose Activity
Simple Compass Rose Activity
- Print the compass rose.
- Discuss directionality as you decorate! For some great books, click here.
- Laminate for durability.
- If you wish, you can hang the drawing in your child’s bedroom or playroom. We put our compass roses in the kids’ bedrooms. I love to hang up activities that we are working on, so that we can casually review concepts just before bedtime.
Now, it’s your turn. How do you teach directionality to your children? Do you have any fun activities or tips to share?
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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