Super Simple Map Activity for Children
We have been having oodles of fun learning map skills over here this summer. Today, I’m going to share a super simple map activity for children based on a book that we have recently fallen in love with.
*Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book mentioned in this post and was compensated for my time to write a review, however, all opinions expressed herein are my own. We adore this book!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love books that are interactive. The map books that we’ve recently fallen in love with are interactive- they engage the reader and, by doing so, they increase learning and creativity.
We are loving the book Pirate Treasure Map by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins. It is an adventure story with many familiar story lines and characters so your child will immediately connect with the book.
But what makes this book even more exciting and engaging is the fold out map that is included with the story. As you read, your children can follow along on the map. This activity helps children learn an important life skill: map reading!
Super Simple Map Activity for Children based on the book Pirate Treasure Map: A Fairytale Adventure
After reading this book half a dozen times, it occurred to me that I could take the activity one step further. What if I laminated the map? If I laminated the map, we could use dry erase markers to take turns tracing the characters’ journey. When we were finished, we could wipe the map clean so that it was ready for our next read aloud.
You don’t have to convince me to laminate stuff, folks. It’s one of my favorite activities! Quickly, I got to work and I’m so glad that I did.
Now, it’s your turn… What simple idea have you had lately that turned out to be a big hit? Share here! I love hearing from you!
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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