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Saturday, July 5, 2014

M is for Map

Mommy & Me Book Club
Gathering Activity
Look at an atlas and find our state and city on a map. Talk about what the different lines and symbols mean (the basics such as roads, lakes, etc.)

Welcome Song (tune: London Bridges)
Come along and clap with me,
Clap with me, clap with me.
Come along and clap with me,
It’s time for us to start.

Circle Time
The More We Get Together
Sing ABC song.
Count from 1-10 forward and backward.

Book Time

Henry’s Map—David Elliot

Art Activity
(Fine motor skills activity)
Make Map M’s—Cut out an M from a map.


 (Gross motor skills activity)
Make our own treasure maps.
Have a scavenger hunt using a map I made for the kids to find the ‘treasure’/snack.
Good-bye Song (tune: Here We Are Together)
Now we wave good-bye,
Good-bye, good-bye.
Now we wave good-bye,
I’ll see you next time.
Books about maps:
As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps—Gail Hartman
Mapping Penny’s World—Loreen Leedy
Me on the Map—Joan Sweeney
The Scrambled States of America—Laurie Keller
Maps and Globes—Jack Knowlton
Follow that Map!—Scot Ritchie
ABC USA—Martin Jarrie
There’s a Map on My Lap! All About Maps—Tish Rabe
The Once Upon Time Map Book—B.G. Hennessy
Puzzle Island—Paul Adshead
Maps—Alksandra Mizielinska
My World & Globe—Ira Wolfman
X Marks the Spot—R. Schuyler Hooke

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