Making our own maps in preschool

Each of these simple street maps have their own story behind them but unfortunately, all I had time to do was photograph the maps themselves…

The children created their own roads with crayons first…

The roads tell a story – which like I said – I missed the stories behind the maps but from what the teacher told me, the children started by telling a story first and then they “mapped it out”.  I will have to ask the teacher to tell me one of those stories and repost this again later for you…

Once the children had designed their street maps, they then dipped house-shaped sponges into colorful tempera paint…

And pressed the house-shaped sponges on their paper to add houses to their street maps…

I love how this activity combined the process of drawing and sponge painting…

And I loved how each map was uniquely designed…

Such a fun process!

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By |2011-05-27T21:38:49+00:00May 27th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

2 Comments

  1. Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan May 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    What a fabulous idea! I love the combination of techniques.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Jill!

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