Making a 3-D Map
We changed up our block area a bit this week. We put road maps on the wall and added blocks that we taped lines on with the hope that the children would think they looked like roads.
We already created 2 dimensional maps so we thought it might be an interesting idea to provoke the idea of 3 dimensional maps.
On two different days the children were very involved in making a town. They made different sections. A neighborhood, a downtown with tall buildings, a forest with a camping area, and an airport. They made a lake and a river that needed a bridge.
We introduced the idea of "symbols"by asking them what we could use to represent each area in our town.