Map the Neighborhood

Here’s a fun project to combine literacy and geography! This map-making activity is pretty elaborate, but you could do a simple one on paper with the help of Google Maps.

Our favorite map is an adorable floorcloth, made by my mom for my older son’s 6th birthday.

It’s a perfectly detailed map of our neighborhood, including our house, surrounding parks, friends’ houses and other favorite local hangouts.

Our little vehicles, Lego pirates and Star Wars characters have had many fabulous adventures cruising around our neighborhood!  The boys love maps, and this personalized map of our neighborhood is extra special.  Plus it has actually helped them learn street names and alternate routes.  Very handy!

Want to make your own? Here are some directions for making a floorcloth.

Thanks again, Mom!

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