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I love kids’ maps, both of real and imaginary places.
Here are a few examples of my daughters’ map making. We had such fun!
Your kids can create all sorts of wonderful 2-D maps with paper and markers like . . .
– treasure maps
– maps of the neighborhood
– maps for a story they’re writing
– maps of the house
– maps of dinosaur bones in the sand box
– maps to the library or playground
You can help your child label the places on the map, or follow the map in search of —
3-D maps like . . .
– Mazes through the pillows
-Recycled junk towns
Have fun! And, if you want extra credit, teach your child the word “cartographer” = map maker.
I loved making maps when I was a kid. We’d make treasure maps and strategically rip the edges, soak them in tea and put them in the oven till they dried. I must still have one somewhere – just waiting for The Goonies to find it 😀
Ha! I remember drawing maps a child! It really was a trip I made in my mind and uses a lot of imagination – so good for kids!
My 5 year old loves making maps! He enjoys making maps of imaginary cities.