The afternoon children have taken an interest in drawing treasure maps. We wanted to create an example to demonstrate how pirates have to draw landmarks on their maps so they know where to walk. We drew a map and then hid treasure, leading the children around the room to follow the map. Jenn was our captain, so after she spoke we had to say, "Aye, aye captain!" Here is a video of the children finding the hidden treasure.
This activity lead to the children creating even more maps during free play time on Wednesday. During our group time on Thursday the map creator described their map to us (videos below). Drawing maps is a numeracy activity as it helps the children develop their sense of spatial awareness.
Dorine's Treasure Map
Elisha's Treasure Map
Kinan's Treasure Map
Samantha's Treasure Map