Are We There Yet? - FamilyEducation

Are We There Yet?

On your next trip, give your child a map and have her trace and follow the route you are driving.

Time

  • Up to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Map with the area to be covered on a trip
  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil

Directions

  1. Provide your child with a map for the trip, making sure that it includes a mileage guide or other easy way to determine how much space on the map equals a mile.
  2. Trace the route you plan to take with a magic marker.
  3. During the trip, have your child follow the route and estimate the distance traveled.

Extensions

  • Use a small notebook to keep track of the progress and review it at the end of each day.
  • Challenge your child to estimate distances between places, introducing the notion of scale.

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