how to teach kids where in the world they live

This Me on the Map activity spotlights where kids live from big picture to small–their planet to their home (or school). 

Feel free to download, share with our friends up north, and watch our Canadian little ones learn about their place in this big world!

The circles include:

- our planet. - our continent. - our country. - our state. - our city; - our street; - our home (or school)

I also added some links to resources I used to print out an earth for the planet circle, a map of the continents, the USA map, the state of Maryland map, our state flower and flag, and our city.

To get this party started, I said,

Okay my friends. This week we organized coins and found a lot of coins that belonged to other countries. I have no idea how they got in our coin jar, but they did.

Today we’re going to take a look at where we are–where we live compared to other places in the world–and all of the places we can call our home. 

I had organized all of the circles by size, and I placed the ‘extras’ above them.


Squiggly Line
Squiggly Line