I was trying to come up with a great Make Way for Ducklings* activity for our homeschool geography group. “Make Way for Ducklings” is the ‘Official State Picture book’ of Massachusetts, thanks to a third grade class lobbying for its inclusion. I was really struggling with what to do that was age appropriate for little kids and older kids. Then I found this Make Way for Ducklings map idea.
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I don’t have a lot of pictures of this activity because they did it while I was reading the story. Okay, I have one, taken afterwards. I went to this page and printed off one of their map pages. As I named the places in the story they found it and drew how they got there. Unfortunately that page has been taken down, so here is a link to a Wikipedia map you can print out. (it’s not as good, but it will work).
This was a great activity because it was a struggle for my kids to figure it out the directions, and a great review for the older kids of cardinal directions. My kids really loved it!
Here’s some additional Make Way for Ducklings activity links I found:
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