Map My Room
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Map My Room

Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Poster Board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Crayola┬« Markers
 
 

Developmental Skills

 
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Cognitive
  • Social/Emotional
 

Project Instructions

  1. Use measurements and ruler to pencil draw floor plan of room to scale; 1 square inch is equal to one square foot. Outline with black marker.
  2. Draw legend, scale, compass rose, your name, and title it "MY ROOM." Outline with black marker.
  3. Use markers to embellish floor plan. Match the colors or patterns from floor plan to the legend.

Craft Notes

At home, children will need to get measurements of room and items in it to create floor plan.

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Background

Maps are not only tools for navigation but are also considered works of art. Old maps from certain time periods are valuable in special collections in a museum or library. In the early days of sea travel, mapmakers drew images of dangers such as sea serpents, and mermaids on their maps. Today maps (through contour lines) can show us the elevation/height of landforms: these are called topographic maps. Other maps show us street names and important buildings in a city. Review the terms compass rose, scale and legend with your students. Explain to them that they will now create a map of their bedroom at home. They must include a compass rose and a legend, and draw their room to scale.