Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making our Map into a "Real" Town

Our Completed Group Time Map

While they watched and guided me, I taped paper trips to the floor to recreate the roads from our map.
Then we added the railroad tracks through the town.

Taking a break from all this hard work.

We had a lot of fun brainstorming what we could use from the classroom to create each
destination on the map. My favorite is the slide and monkey bars from the dollhouse for the playground.

I wrote out the labels and read them to them as they stuck them around town. I had intentions of having them rewrite the labels the next day to replace mine, but the town didn't last that long. :)


  1. What a fabulous idea - i have often done this with purely recycled goods before. I find it sparks their imagination in interesting ways... we end up with a train, a party house, tractors and all sorts of creations that they have made themselves.

  2. Wow! This is a wonderful on-going activity, Jessica. So many valuable lessons learned here too - map-making, constructing, community helpers. You're so fortunate to have a dedicated space to set up something like this!