I created these sheets to give students practice plotting directions on a grid, using the four 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 for your centers.
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.
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.
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.
I have other Christmas Resources
Secret Santa Resource on TPT
** Christmas Reading Polar Express
** Christmas Reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas
** Christmas Reading The Grinch
** Christmas Mapping
** Christmas Language Tasks YRS 2-4
** Christmas Would You Rather ...
** Christmas Writing Tasks
** Christmas Bundle Yrs 4-6
** Christmas Math
** Christmas Kinder Math Activity** Christmas Bundle 2
** Christmas Reading
** Christmas Math Yrs 2-4
** Christmas Writing Tasks Yrs 2-4** Christmas Language Tasks Yrs 4-6
** Christmas SUDOKU BUNDLE
** Calendars to color for 2018