This 20 question scavenger hunt on Using Map Skills requires students to answer questions about cardinal and intermediate directions, and routes on a map, to use a grid map, and to measure and determine distance using a scale. Students will need a ruler for several questions.
1. Print the Using Maps Scavenger Hunt cards in color on card stock, then cut them apart along the lines.
2. Make copies of the Using Maps Scavenger Hunt questions worksheet (2-sided). Each student needs a copy.
3. Place the Using Maps Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard, or wherever you like.
4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.
With the Scavenger Hunt game I have the students complete it as part of a rotation during group time. I only have 4 or 5 students walking around with clipboards to locate the cards and write their answers. Students needing extra support can be paired with a partner for this activity. I have also done similar activities with the whole class or as a filler for early finishers, especially if you made the cards a little bit tricky to find. My students enjoy this activity.