Map Skills: Hands On Maps Center Social Studies

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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80 pages
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Hands-on maps center. Introduce beginning maps skills with this hands-on maps center. Includes: pictorial directions on set-up, "I can" directions, key, compass rose, task cards, interactive map pieces (picture cards of places in a community), differentiated recording sheets, map elements flip book in 3 levels and a "Build Your Own Compass Rose" activities.

Use this map learning pack to teach kids beginning map skills!

- Flip Books

- Interactive "Build a Map" center

- "Build Your Own Compass Rose" + no prep compass rose activities

This hands-on map center focuses on beginning map skills, counting, one-to-one correspondence, descriptive writing, and more!

There are directions on creating your own interactive maps for the classroom. Add these materials to your blocks center for an activity that will wow!

This pack includes

Pictorial directions explaining how to put this center together. "I can" picture directions to show kids exactly what to do with each activity. There are 4 different recording sheets, a partner game, task cards to make specific maps, picture cards of places in the community, and a map key. Use these materials to set up a fun and easy center!

Picture Cards of Places in the Community Include: post office, grocery store, dentist office, bakery, school, police station, restaurant, beach, hospital, veterinarian, fire station, airport, library, skyscraper, zoo, garage, gas station, movie theater, pool, farm, park, playground, carnival, gym, a variety of houses, townhouses, apartments, house boat, mosque, temple, and church.

Feel free to contact me, if you need anything else in your map center!

See my blog post to see Interactive Maps in action!


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80 pages
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