We just finished a short unit on mapping. The kids really love when you pull out the maps. They want me to find all the different places they've been (and of course they have stories to go along), After working with the continents we go ahead and paint them exactly where they are. This is a great activitiy for the kids. They really get a feel for where the contintents are and what they are. We give the one color at a time and paint it slowly ( I don't know why we painted Antartica pink this year). Once they are dry, the next day the kids go ahead and outline each continent and label them as well as they draw the equator and the oceans. This is definitely one of my favorite projects we do all year because they turn out so well. These maps will be saved for out all school art fair in May. Anyway, we're on Spring break this week. The kids really needed it as well as the teachers. So, have a great week and thanks for stopping by.