Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Familiar Roads Car Mat

by carly (follow)
Easy (862)      5 to 10s (605)      Under 5s (584)      Imaginative play (71)      Recycling (19)      Cars (6)      Maps (1)     
Help your child understand maps by designing a car mat based on familiar streets and places they visit frequently.



Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any age
Level: Medium

Materials
Large sheet of card, or a flattened out cardboard box
Masking tape
Pens
Cars



Method
Choose roads you use frequently as a family, then design a map of these roads onto the cardboard using masking tape. For example, you may like to map out the route from your house to Grandma's house.



Write the names of the roads using pens.



Personalise buildings and spaces with pens.



Add cars and practise driving the routes across the car mat.



Should any bugs or pets choose to walk along your car mat, watch them carefully and see where they are going. We had an ant go to the police station on our map, which brought about a lot of imaginative story telling.



Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Cars
#Imaginative play
#Recycling
#Maps
I like this Article - 10
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by carly
Re-use your child's painting to make a fun Jelly Fish Time: 10 minutes Age: Under 5's, 5-10'...
6 likes
The Monkey Card is perfect for Father's Day, or change the wording to suit any special occasion
7 likes
This dream catcher look beautiful hanging in your child's bedroom window
6 likes
Paper watches allow children to engage in make believe and explore the concept of time
12 likes
Beetroot juice makes a natural, pretty, cheap and yummy art material
9 likes
These cute rabbits are a fun addition to Easter Egg Hunts Time: 5 minutes per rabbit Age: Al...
10 likes
view all articles by carly
Articles by carly on Other Hubs
Children find comfort in familiarity
521 views
Tinkers Marble Race is keeping my 5 year old and 3 year old entertained while providing suitable...
435 views
When it comes to Christmas Trees in a small room, I find its best if they can be in a corner or agai...
167 views
Donating food for the school bake can be daunting when it comes to quality of the baking (we aren't ...
186 views
ID: 2416
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Super fun Pencil stand for kids! Time: 5 minutes (this can be preparation or actual activity ti...
7 likes
A simple but tasty alternative to ice cream and fun for kids to make too
6 likes
This is a great fun party game for kids of all ages and a craft you can do in advance too
6 likes
Making lanterns for Chinese New Year is fun but often a bit tricky for really little ones
6 likes
Pancakes are a lovely treat for breakfast at the weekend or for pancake day
6 likes
Children just love helping in the garden and here is the perfect way to involve them in your gardeni...
by Lucy
20 likes
Getting creative with kids doesn't always have to be messy
by Jane
17 likes
This paper fan is fun to make and perfect for summer time
6 likes
With just a few simple materials, you can make a little raft and try floating it at bath time
6 likes
Collages are a great way of using up scraps of paper and robots lend themselves very well to this cr...
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (584)
Any Age (400)
Over 10s (380)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (861)
Medium (240)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version