Map the Playground Geography Prepositional Map Making

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K - 2nd
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This pack contains a fun geography activity that students love - mapping their own school playground! This is a great hands-on activity for students to design a playground map with cut-out and paste features such as slides, fences and benches. Students can also practice their compass directions with the matching activity sheets. A fantastic way to build upon prepositional language.

Note: this is not a 'birds-eye view' but rather an introduction to the idea of mapping places, so images are from a front view perspective.

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This easy-to-use packet includes:

  • Mapping my playground 1 (recording the features using a compass)
  • Mapping my playground 2 (recording the features from a checklist - for differentiated instruction)
  • Writing about my playground
  • Playground features that students can cut and paste on to their map
  • Blank student map with compass
  • Full colour teacher examples large enough to display on the whiteboard during a modelling session

Aligned to the following curriculum

Australia (ACARA) 8.3


Location and transformation

• Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

• interpreting the everyday language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘near’, ‘next to’, ‘forward’, ‘toward’.

• following and giving simple directions to guide a friend around an obstacle path and vice versa.

YEAR 1 – Maths

Location and transformation

• give and follow directions to familiar locations

• understanding that people need to give and follow directions to and from a place, and that this involves turns, direction and distance.

• understanding the meaning and importance of words such as ‘clockwise’, ‘anticlockwise’, ‘forward’ and ‘under’ when giving and following directions.

• interpreting and following directions around familiar locations.


•They represent the location of different places and their features on labelled maps and present findings in a range of texts and use everyday language to describe direction and location.

America (Common Core)

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Kindergarten » 1 » e

• Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).





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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).


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