13 Colonies BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG Way!
BIG-MATS® are perfect to reinforce learning in a unique way. They are an excellent activity to use at the end of the lesson, as a culminating group activity, or to review for an upcoming test. BIG-MATS® are FUN in a BIG way!
This resource includes SIX---11 x 17 BIG-MATS®---with TWO for each region--New England, Mid-Atlantic, and the Southern Colonies in a PDF. Answer keys are included in this pack. Simply print and copy these back-to-back in black and white to have the students complete for a one of a kind 13 Colonies activity. There are lots of fun activities, word searches, unscramblers, and questions for students to complete, answer, and then color the scenes related to each region.
Students love them because they are unique and fun! Teachers love them because they are an easy no-prep meaningful activity.
✔You can fold them in half to fit in a folder or a binder.
✔Great for a culminating project or group work.
✔Excellent way to review at the end of the unit.
✔A fun homework activity to reinforce the lesson from the day.
✔Students can work independently to answer the questions on the back page.
✔Sample pictures are included
I printed them at Office Depot for only 25 cents—for one copy--back to back-- in black and white. Simply upload the file online and in less than 24 hours I picked them up. If you choose this option, be sure to pick “Landscape” as the orientation. I also checked ¼ inch margins to make sure that there was plenty of room on each side.
Many schools have a copier that can print and copy on 11x17 paper. If you can print it at your school, then you can skip the step above and copy the amount you need for your class.
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- We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!
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