With the summer holidays in full flow (and with apologies to the Scots who will be starting to think about going back to school soon) here are a few map related ideas for things to do with your kids to keep them entertained during the schools summer holidays.
As you would imagine, we would always recommend having a look at a map of your local area (or where you are on holiday) to work out what is around you and to identify outdoor spaces and attractions that you can explore.
However, for the more creative among you I would suggest:
Create your own ‘what I did in the school holidays’ map
Take a large sheet of paper and draw a picture of your home (or starting point). Get the kids to draw the route to other places that you go – their friend’s houses, school, swimming pool etc. Then take some photos of all the points of interest and attach them to the map. Then you can come up with your own symbols and draw them too. You could include leaflets of places you’ve been, ticket stubs and other information you might pick up along the way (and this also solves the problem of ‘show and tell’ when they get back to school).
Or on a similar theme….