5 Activity ideas based on world map for 6 to 8 year old kids

This list of activities is based on the cute world map that you can buy from our website. Here are some activities that you can do with the child.

Activity One: Spot the animals and monuments on the map

This blue world map has over 50 + illustrations of monuments and animals. You can play spot the animals and monuments on the map as  a game. Example questions for this no screen activity include

  1. Can you spot the Taj Mahal on the map? Can you read the name of the continent on which the map is marked

  2. Can you spot a Jaguar on the Map

  3. Spot a camel on the map

Activity Two : Conversation Builder 

This map is designed for you to have amazing conversations with kids around a lot of important geography, history, natural history and nature related topics

Here are some example conversation topics

  1. Great Wall of China

    1. The Great wall from China were built in sections. The best-known sections of the wall were built by the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Apart from defence, other purposes of the Great Wall have included border controls, allowing the imposition of duties on goods transported along the Silk Road, regulation or encouragement of trade and the control of immigration and emigration. 

    2. You can explain about what is defence and how it is important for a country

    3. You can talk about border control

    4. Immigration of people from different countries to a hots country and how it is in today’s scenario

    5. What is silk road? At a simplistic level it facilitated trade between the nations in the East and the West. It spans over 6500 kms and it was active from 1st century BCE to 15th Century. The nations that had more control on this route had more wealth in comparison to others

  2. Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is a large Metal Sculpture on Liberty island in New York.  The copper statue, a gift from the people of France, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.The statue is a figure of Libertas, the Roman Goddess of Liberty. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata

Activity Three: Drawing, tracing and colouring

Slightly older kids can look at the map and draw the world's continents, label the continent names and ocean names and draw the animals too. 

For younger kids you can trace the map and give them and they can mark the name of the continents, this way they will understand the locations better.

Kids can then colour the map and the Animals.

We have a large colouring world map if you are looking at something more ready made and at a large size for this. It is good fun to colour it and paste it on the kids wall. 

Activity Four: Tactile Play with world map

Create a colouring sheet by tracing or drawing like in the previous activity. Use different coloured clays and fill the continent shapes. This way the kids will be able to better retain the shape of the continent.

One more activity in the tactile play section is to use pulses to stick to the outline. Use  different coloured pulses for different continents. This is a good activity to keep kids away from the screen for longer periods of time

Activity Five: Make your locality map

This is a lovely way to build a sense of direction in kids. kids can draw a map from a prominent landmark in the locality such as a bus stop to their house. They can draw the route and draw important landmarks along the way.

Buy the world map and spend hours of screen free time with these activity ideas


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