1st Grade - Act. 25: Making Maps

Instructional Procedures

Invitation to Learn
Show various objects: ball, bear, Barbie, crayon, and book. Have participants draw these three-dimensional objects on their paper, which will make them into two-dimensional objects.

Instructional Procedures

  1. Have a group discussion about finding a treasure. What do you need to find a treasure?
  2. Tell the students a treasure that will be hidden in the classroom.
  3. Explain that each group will construct a map of the classroom that can be used to find the treasure.
  4. Students create a map of the classroom using blocks.
  5. Students trace around the blocks to turn the three-dimensional objects into two- dimensional.
  6. One person hides the treasure while the others close their eyes.
  7. The child points to the location the treasure is hidden on the map and the students find the treasure in the actual classroom.