Map Your Food
Maps, in all shapes, sizes, and themes, are a common fourth grade social studies topic. Kids love the textures and shapes of physical maps, the intricate symbols of product maps, and the rainbow colors of climate charts. But it can be another matter all together when it comes to locating themselves within that context. Here's a fun family activity that builds this awareness, while also addressing the pressing environmental issue of our “global footprint.” And if you've got a picky eater around, it just might get him to try some new foods, too!
What You Need:
- 10-20 foods that your child eats often over a week. Try to include a range of categories, from produce and meat to milk to cereals and snacks.
- Wall size map of the world
- Ball of thin colored yarn
- Push pins or repositionable tape (available at stationery or art supply stores)
- Small sticky notes