Making map and buildings - use houses and signs from other posts. This would be a good project for peer tutoring activity - would have to span several sessions and could use it for teaching between growth spurts.
How to make a mini city out of paper rolls
Build a mini city for your child's toys and figurines with this recycled paper towel roll craft.
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Community Projects
Get a freebie to get you started from this blog post! Just add felt or foam pieces to your block center to create interactive maps. Kids can learn map skills, explore communities and community helpers, and practice a number of math and literacy skills!
Project Based Learning: Treasure Map
What could be more fun than creating your own island to hide your pirate treasure? Have your students design their own Treasure Map and Island! This project based map skills activity is designed to capture the interests of students while assessing their map skills. Rubric and student examples included! $
Pink and Green Mama: * Life-Sized Body Map Kid's Art Project will try in a few years FAB!
Map making skills in kindergarten. A project approach.
Barefoot Island Community Map Project for 2nd grade TEKS map skills. Student gets outline of foot and has to add everything else: map key, compass rose, title, cardinal directions, draw and label.
This Project Based Learning idea was a hit with my elementary students! They loved diving into map skills and landforms and, of course, burying their own treasure! This is a great way to introduce PBL activities in an engaging way. This PBL resource includes rubrics and step-by-step directions. A great way to assess map skills in your 21st Century classroom!