Looking for a way to remind your kiddos each day that there’s a big exciting world out there for them to explore? This bold and colorful world map is just what you need for your classroom wall or bulletin board! Each continent is marked with a rainbow-colored image, in order to provide your students with some framework for where in the world they can find penguins, the Eiffel Tower, and more! This set also includes printable “pins” in four different colors. These pins have a place for your students to write their names, and a place for them to write the names of the places they are longing to see. It’s the perfect way to break the ice on the first day of school (or anytime!)—by having your students share their global dreams with their neighbors. Let the printable phrase speak for itself. The map-patterned rainbow colored lettering reads, “WORLD-“CLASS” WANDERLUSTS DREAMING OF…”
This set includes:
+an easy-to-cut, rainbow-colored world map featuring landmarks/animals/nature relevant to each continent (objects/land masses are in a rainbow gradient color scheme)
+cuttable letters that spell out “WORLD-“CLASS” WANDERLUSTS DREAMING OF…”
+four paper “pins” for students to write their names and the names of their dream destinations (print out as many as you need for YOUR classroom!)
Suggestions for enhancing this product:
1. Get the pieces of land printed on a larger scale using a specialized printer, or do so at a local print shop (Staples, Office Max, etc.). For an idea of how the images print on a standard printer, Eurasia takes up one 8.5" x 11" sheet page. This is the largest land mass, and please note that the other land regions are to scale; thus, if you print this document on a standard printer (with 8.5” x 11” pages), the continents are quite small.
The lettering/pins may or may not need to be resized. When printed on standard sized paper, the letters are an average of 1.5” high and 1-1.5” wide. When pins are printed on standard paper, they are approximately 3” tall and 2” wide.
2. Laminate the images before cutting!
3. Have students bring in photos from around the world (or cut them out of magazines!), and they can add them to the bulletin board with pushpins and pieces of string leading to where the photos are located on the map!
4. Make a game out of it! For example, your students could take turns giving hints to the class about where they’d like to go, and it can be made into a guessing game. The possibilities are endless!