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.