I created these sheets to give students practice plotting directions on a grid, using the 4 simple compass points. To add interest, I’ve used a Christmas theme and added letters to collect along the trail as a small language tasks. The students seem to enjoy this part of the task more than I expected. It becomes a challenge.
I start by introducing the rose compass and having student cut and paste to make their own.
There are 3 color sheets, that I usually print and laminate. I store them as an activity with copies of the cut and paste worksheets, as a center activity. Students plot the trail with a marker, these marks wipe off for reuse.
However, I’ve also include black and white sheets if you wish students to have their own copy.
Once the trail has ended, students sort out the letters they collected to make a word. The three words make a simple message.
I added a thinking/language component for students to explain why the two pictures belong together. There’s no “right answer” for this, as long as their reasoning is logical.
The worksheets ask students to cut and match the pictures; sort the letters to make a word; sort the 3 words into a simple message and justify the pairing of pictures.
I have other Christmas Resources
I have other Christmas Task Cards and Bundles if you are interested.
Christmas Mini-unit North Pole READING and Task Cards
These are all available as individual sets, if you prefer.
CHRISTMAS TASK CARDS READING SET 2
CHRISTMAS TASK CARDS WRITING SET 2
CHRISTMAS TASK CARDS LANGUAGE SKILLS SET 2
CHRISTMAS TASK CARDS MATHS SET 2
I also have more difficult levels if you need
Christmas LANGUAGE task Cards
Christmas WRITING task Cards
Christmas MATH task Cards
Christmas READING task Cards
Here is the original Narrative Wheels too
Original Narrative Wheels
KINDER MATH CHRISTMAS TREE
Christmas Tree Math