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Friday, February 3, 2012

Cardinal Directions-File Folder Activity Idea

Few months ago I bought this book full of stickers for different themes. 
Eaton started to decorate house with them, even my glass I used the other day for drinking water. So I decided to incorporate them with our lesson about directions using Compass Rose. Eaton knows basic N, S, W, E directions but I didn't introduce NW, NE...etc yet and I wanted to do that now. Especially when science: compass lesson is coming closer. Although Eaton knows directions I didn't see him using them the way like the file folder is created. Plus, all the distraction: construction vehicles and road sings he loves will give him something to work with. I printed out Compass Rose for Eaton as a cheat sheet.

I created 2 variations:
1. I put 2 pictures on the board. And then I created instructions for Eaton using basic N, S, E, W directions. I printed out extra few pictures so I will be changing pictures for futures games.

2. This is the one using more advanced NW, NE, SE, SW. I put one picture in the middle of the 3x3 grid and another one next to it. 

In the instruction you can see the little font with coordinates of pictures I attached to the board in order to create instruction. I didn't glue them, so Eaton will have different games each time.
 I created similar file folder with animals as well.

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Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Update: Please check here for my sample of instruction for the Cardinal Directions file folder.


viv said...

would you share the instruction sheets to have an idea how to play it please , looks fun .my kids are in love with stickers too , and they put them everywhere , very nice decorative wall paper effect hehehe

Marta said...

I updated my post. You can download my instruction page.
Thanks for visiting :)