Monday, May 9, 2011

Family Geography

My little boy has been on a map kick lately.  I have no idea how it started. He's been drawing maps from our house to the post office, maps from the kitchen to his bedroom, maps of Tutu's island (Maui), maps of the world, and {oddly} maps of Jerusalem. (?)

I bought a globe awhile ago, and he's very good at finding our state, and Tutu's island, but he's  had a hard time keeping track of where his aunties, uncles, grandpas and cousins live. 

I found this map at Staples. 

Hung it on his wall,

and printed up pictures of all his far-away relations. 

I traced a circle using the bottom of my salt shaker, 

and cut them all out

I glued them to a sheet of yellow cardstock (he picked the color) 

and cut them out so they have a point. (So they point to the city!)

 We stuck them to the map with sticky-tac (so they're movable. My family move a lot.)

I need to get a few more pictures to add to the map... I wish I knew someone on the East coast... that part of this map looks lonely...

This has been a really fun way for my four-year-old to understand geography a {little bit} better. 

<3 AmberLou

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  1. this is such a darling idea! we have family around everywhere too and it would be fun to have this! really cool.

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  2. Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  3. I love this idea! Soo cute.

    Jeanna @

  4. That's a lovely idea!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Very fun project! We have family all over the country so it would be fun to do this. Great job!

    Deviantly Domesticated Team


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