Off-to-School Map

Off-to-School Map craft

What's the route you take to school? Find your way by creating a neighborhood map! Include landmarks such as friends' homes and the library.

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    Maps help people get where they want to go. They show you where streets and landmarks are. Your route to school is such an important journey, why not make a map? You'll feel far more confident when you leave home each morning if you can picture the way in your mind.

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    One kind of map is called a "bird's eye view." Imagine you are a bird flying over your route to school. What would you see looking down from above?

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    With Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, sketch the route from your home to school. Use a large piece of paper and a straight edge. What important places or objects, such as streets, buildings, or signs, mark the way? Erase areas and blend colors for streets, grass, and other parts of your picture.

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    Use Crayola Fine Line Markers to add details. Color in large areas with Crayola Crayons.

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    You could create signs or pictograms to stand for certain places on your route. Put the key to your signs, such as where your friends live or landmarks like the police station or a park, in a box along the side.

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    Ask parents or friends to read your map. Can they find their way to your school, too?