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Let's go on a Map Scavenger Hunt


Learning about maps has never been so much fun! This resource has several engaging map activities that will have students hunting for answers. It works well for centers and is perfect for the beginning of the school year activity.

A complete unit with activities for students to practice their map skills. High-resolution maps are included for students to use for completing a variety of map activities. Students can use maps found around the classroom or those provided in this pack. Just print-n-go!

You asked, and we listened! By adding world map activities and Canada map activities this unit is a complete resource! This unit was recently updated and improved with activities and maps for the United States and Canada. There is also a world map with related activities too. Answer keys are included.

This unit has engaging student activities like map skills mystery flaps, create your own map key, and build a neighborhood map. Plus there’s a character study where students will meet Leonardo da Vinci. He was famous for the Mona Lisa as well as a master map–maker. Students will create a character mini-booklet with a timeline to learn all about him.

Map Skills  and activities for kids

It also includes several vocabulary posters, flip-flaps, and a spotlight on vocabulary activity. These colorful vocabulary posters make an attractive bulletin board in a snap!

Vocabulary words highlighted:

✔Map Legend


✔Cardinal Directions

✔Intermediate Directions

✔Compass Rose

This is a Digital Download. No Physical Product will be shipped. 



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  • Clipart, graphics, photographs, found inside this product are copyrighted. They may not be extracted from this file without written permission from the original artist(s).
  • We'd love to see how you use these activities in your classroom--- Tag @heart2heartteaching on Instagram!


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For Microsoft Windows:

  1. Right click  on the ZIP folder
  2. Choose Extract All from the menu
  3. Choose a place to save the file
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  1. After it finishes downloading
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Where do I print my download?
For BEST RESULTS, print the posters on the premium brochure and flyer paper from Office Depot. Using this paper gives the posters a vibrant look that really makes the colors pop! Or send the file to a print shop. But don't worry about that if you need these quickly! Just print on regular paper on the best quality setting on your printer.

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After downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader:

  1. Open the PDF
  2. Click Print
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  5. Check the box: Print As Image
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