Lowercase M Craft: Map

We have been on a homeschooling hiatus due to illness. We are all healthy now and should probably have been back in the swing of things this week but I’ve been feeling pretty lethargic (the heat is now fully upon us) so we are easing ourselves back in pang’ono pang’ono (slowly slowly). This fun and super easy m for map craft was a quick way to feel like we accomplished something. I printed off this pirate treasure map coloring sheet from The Coloring Castle and cut a lowercase m out of construction paper. The only other materials we needed were markers or crayons and paste.

The littles are really into pirates at the moment and were very excited about these coloring sheets. It was also a great opportunity to talk a little bit about what a map is and the parts of a map while we practiced our m sounds.

We were interrupted briefly by these elephants at the waterhole. Boo was too into her coloring to take any notice and Kooks had moved off the page and onto body art. I at least appreciated our visitors and eventually the littles did too – on their own time of course.

Once the coloring was finished we pasted our m’s on top of the map and I drew an x on each one to mark where the treasure was buried. The girls then drew a path to the treasure. It was a good way to add just a little bit of prewriting skills to our craft.

Next week we hope to be back to our normal routine.

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  1. Allie says:

    Oh, I’m excited to do this with my 3 and a half year old 🙂 He is really into maps and loves pirates as well.

    I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog 🙂 i love the pictures of the wildlife right near your home….how neat!


  2. It looks like your girls really enjoyed this!

    I don’t know how you cope with the heat. I would really struggle with that aspect of living in Africa. It’s great to hear that everyone is healthy again, though!

  3. Heather says:

    Hope you guys recover fully. It is so cool that you have elephants wandering by in the middle of your lessons!

  4. Gail says:

    Love reading about all you and the girls are doing. Facebook is good, but this adds so much more info about the family and life in the reserve. Miss you. Stay healthy and happy.

  5. Great idea as always! Sorry you all haven’t been feeling well. We’re all trading colds and runny noses at my house too. ;(

  6. Kelly says:

    This looks like a fun activity. I love that it incorporates so many learning aspects.

  7. Jen Fischer says:

    I really love this activity and think it would be perfect for my 3 yo. He is getting into letters and loves maps, so this would be great!

  8. Kathy says:

    Sorry to hear you have been under the weather. The lowercase M Craft: Map still looks like a fun exercise. How awesome and surreal (for this Midwesterner) to see the photos of the elephants at the water hole and your children not noticing, in part because it is part of their normal lives. I can only imagine how my children would react if they were doing a craft, looked out the window or over the front porch and saw that! Thank you for sharing. Hope you are feeling more like yourself soon. Take care.

  9. Grace says:

    I can see how this would be such a great exercise and practice for pre-writing skills. And I guess a bit of body art just makes Kooks that little more creative 🙂 Glad to hear everyone is feeling better x

  10. Pinkoddy says:

    Letter learning is great and especially when they are enjoying themselves so much they don’t realise and pirates is a great way to achieve this – fab idea. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Julie says:

    This would work great with my pirate-lovin son. Pirate map! I would like to invite you to add this, and more of your great posts, to my weekly Mom’s library Link-Up.

    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

    • Jody Tilbury says:

      Thank you Julie! I will definitely be linking up your Mom’s library – thank you for the invite!