Turkey day is coming! We are studying maps in school so I created a very basic map pack. It will allow students to practice locating continents on a map and creating maps and map keys of their own. I got so excited with the clip art that I threw in a memory activity where students match the continent to its name and a turkey glyph activity!
The pack includes:
-A spinner page of six continents. (Use a pencil and a paperclip to create the actual spinner). Students have to help Tom escape the seventh continent-North America. I know there are countries on the North American continent that do not celebrate Thanksgiving with Turkeys- but like I said I wanted to keep the activity simple for beginners!
-A small map of the world with continents and oceans labeled.
-A Tom Turkey disguise choice page. Students can select a disguise to create for Tom or use one from their own mind. They will use this disguise to create Tom’s passport.
-A ‘passport page’ that allows students to use their creativity to create a new identity for Tom and illustrate it.
-Two map creation pages. Students are asked to create a map that shows where they would help Tom hide if he can’t escape the continent. One page asks students to use labels (extra text feature tie in) the other instructs students to create a map key. Both pages can be used at separate times or you can use them to differentiate. Children who have a better concept of maps map be ‘more ready’ to create their own map key, where as beginners may want to use labels.
-A glyph that instructs students to color Tom’s feathers different colors based on what they are grateful for.
- A memory match game where students have to match the image of a continent to its name.
Tom Turkey Thanksgiving Map/Match/ and Glyph activity
by Lauren Patton
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