This is a simple mapping activity for Colonial America. I've included instructions for finding the different colonies and how they are to color them. The instructions include using directions like north, south, east, and west. All you need to provide is your favorite map of the 13 colonies to use.
Also included is mnemonic for remembering the 13 colonies and a bonus point for drawing a picture of this mnemonic.
I give each student their own map and instruction sheet. I then have students take turns reading the directions to me. We complete this sheet one step at a time, together.
The students I used this with love this activity. It's a chance for them to use their coloring materials and show me their knowledge of the colonies. This can be used as an assessment to see what students know or to see how well they listen to directions.