Aug08

Kids Games | Fun with Maps

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Fun with Maps

If you get tired of being asked “how much farther is it?,” try giving your child their own map.  You can photocopy part of your road map or atlas, then show your child how to use signs and markers to find your location.  If your child is old enough, you can ask them challenging questions like “what’s that mountain range over there?” or “how many miles is it to Round Lake?” 

Part of the fun of travel for kids is getting accustomed to different place names, river names, and the look of the land.  Ask your child to pick out their favorite town name or to let you know when you’re going to cross different rivers or forests.  You can pick the town or city you’d most like to live in someday or watch for the funniest looking car.

Kids can also have fun making their own maps.  They can draw a different picture for every big town you go through or of different landmarks like bridges, mountains, and rivers.  At the end of the day, line all the pictures up for a visual reminder of where you’ve been.