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My Special Place on the Map

February 16, 2012

This week we (kinda) "rowed" a Before Five in a Row book titled, "If Jesus Came to My House" by Joan Thomas.  We talked about Jesus' love for us and how to treat others (tie-in with Valentine's Day), and shadows.  Since the book was about a what little boy would do if Jesus came to his house, I thought it would be a neat tie in to find our special place on the map... where in this gigantic world is our house?!  Where are we?  To prep us for this activity, I read "Me on the Map" by Joan Sweeney.  I hope you enjoy!

I am glad we did this project; it has been pinned for quite some time!  T and I both thought it was neat to see where we are in relation to our city, state, country, continent, and the world!    I believe the original idea came from Finally in First.  In my search for map printables, Counting Coconuts also blogged about their own version. 

Finding map templates took me forever, so here are links to the maps I used!  Hopefully you can use them, too!

Satellite View of your house
Map of USA
Connect the dots State map
Map of North America
World Map


Christine said...

Thanks for all the great resources and info! We will be rowing this book later on this spring. This looks like a fun project!

Valerie @ Glittering Muffins said...

Thanks for sharing :) We are starting to learn flags of people we know live in different countries, this is a great extension idea. Thanks also for sharing your map links.

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

We did this earlier this year & had SO much fun!! My son still looks at his! Thanks for linking up at TGIF - see you tomorrow =-)

Julie @ Creekside Learning said...

Very cute! I just love this project. Imagine how big this world seems for our little ones. I hope my daughter gained some perspective when we did this. Will do it with my little guy when he is a bit older. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kristina!

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