In order to reinforce map skills my students write a detailed description of their bedrooms, including shapes, sizes, colors and directional relationships between objects in their rooms. After a few lessons on maps, keys and symbols the students create an aerial view map of their room.
I display each bedroom map on a large bulletin board. In the center of the bulletin board I place a zip lock bag containing the children’s descriptions. During free time, the children can take out a description and try to match it to a map on the board. If the work was done accurately, the challenge shouldn’t be too difficult.