Geography

Target Grades

Kindergarten – Second Grade

*Another great activity for everyone to join in*

Learning Engagements

  • Students will be able to use simple map skills to show their location.
  • Students will be able to create a flipbook
  • Cutting, drawing, creating skills
  • Students will be able to understand where they live/ address

Materials

  • Printer paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Colors (markers, crayons, colored pencils)
  • Circular items from around the house
  • Hole Puncher
  • Round file ring clip (or D-ring, or ribbon)

Instructions

*This lessons can be broken up into several days* (1 – 3)

Set-up (pick one that best suits your child)

Option one:

  • Step 1: Collect all the materials
  • Step 2: Make seven different circles using the printer paper make sure they gradually get bigger then cut these out.
  • Step 3: Using these circles create slightly bigger circles for each of the seven. Then cut these out and glue the printer paper circle to its matching construction paper circle.
  • Step 4: Put a hole punch at the top of each circle
  • Step 5: your or your student can label the front of circles from smallest to biggest (circles can be added or taken away as needed for your child’s needs, categories can also be added on later)
    • Home or School
    • Street
    • City
    • State
    • Country
    • Continent
    • World

Option two:

  • Step 0: Collect all the materials
  • Step 1: Go on a scavenger hunt around the house to find seven circles that are different sizes and can fit in the printer paper.
  • Steps 2 – 5 from option one
Activity

Step 1: Start a discussion on where we live maybe by asking if they “know their address” and have a discussion about how we can tell people where we live in different ways such as using the state that you live in or the city and event the continent.

Step 2: Start with a list to have students think about where they live have them help you fill it in.

The list can be on a piece of paper or whiteboard, just a place where they can visually see what you are talking about. Feel free to add visuals as well! (remember you can add or subtract categories as needed)

  • Home or School: (Your home number)
  • Street: (Your street name)
  • City: (Your city name)
  • State: (Your state name)
  • Country (Your country name)
  • Continent: (Your continent name)
  • World: (Earth)

Step 3: On the back of the circles (the colored side) have students write these answers to the corresponding circles.

Step 4: Have students draw and/or find and print pictures that represent where they live. (a drawing of their house under the home, a drawing of their state flag or an outline of their state and symbols, or a print out of their continent. Have fun with it and make it colorful!

Other Notes

At the end of this activity, it would be beneficial for students to practice (as an exit ticket to writing or saying their address. This skill is an SOL Kindergarteners and First Graders in the state of Virginia and many other states too.

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