Are you looking for a fun activity to make maps more meaningful to your kindergarten class? This Halloween social studies activity is perfect!
Your students will LOVE creating their own trick or treat maps! It’s a great way to make reading and creating maps meaningful to your kindergarten class.
You will need:
- 9×12 green construction paper
- Black construction paper cut into strips
- Colorful scraps of construction paper
- Candy environmental print
- Scissors and glue
- Map key
Create your Trick or Treat Maps
For this Halloween social studies lesson, you will want to start by discussing what a map is and how to read a map. This Halloween social studies activity would then make a great display of all your learning!
Students will start by using the black strips to build roads on their maps.
I usually tell my students they need 2 long roads and 2 short roads. That keeps the trick or treat maps from getting completely covered in roads!
You can either pre-cut squares or have students cut squares for the houses. If you are using the map keys, I suggest having students use a different color for each house.
Students will glue the houses along their map. You can have students add other items like water, trees, haunted houses.. whatever you want!
Using Environmental Print
For the environmental print, you can collect Halloween candy ads for students to cut up or you can print ads from online. If your students are able, you could also have them simple write the candy names on the houses.
Students will glue the candy on the houses. This is the candy they can collect at that house when trick or treating!
Making a Map Key
You can then have students make a map key to go along with their trick or treat maps!
This is why I suggest having a different color for each house. That way, students can color the box and write the candy name that belongs to that house.
You could also have students cut out more environmental print to glue in the boxes of their map key. They can then copy the words onto the lines.
This Halloween social studies activity is perfect for kindergarten or 1st grade! It’s an easy way to make maps meaningful for your students.
If you create trick or treat maps with your class, I would love to see pictures of them!
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