Map Skills



  • Large sheet of paper
  • Pens or markers
  • Glue
  • Paints and paintbrushes
  • Sturdy cardboard or wood, and milk cartons or small boxes (optional)


  • Paint and decorate milk cartons or small boxes and glue them onto the map to make buildings.
  • Instead of a city map, draw a map of your yard, your house or your child's bedroom.
  • On a very large sheet of paper, draw an imaginary city map big enough for your child’s toy cars and trucks..
  • Include familiar places like the bank, grocery store, gas station, park, school, church, post office, and so on.
  • Let him color and decorate the city.
  • Tape the finished city map to the floor so your child can travel around the city with his cars, trucks, dolls, and fire engines.
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