Maps and Atlases

If you are teaching map skills to your children, try some of these free printable resources and activity ideas.

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7 - 11
Build a 3D Landscape

Build a 3D Landscape

Explore the differences between the physical landscape and maps using this great Geography activity! Includes clear plans and instructions to follow with your class.
7 - 16
J'nanin Map

Mapping the Locations

The landscapes and locations in the Myst games are all incredibly detailed. They are extremely useful from a teaching point of view as they can lead to a wide range of learning opportunities.
5 - 11

Map Drawing Skills

Activities designed to help children develop their map drawing skills.
2 - 16
Maps Display Border

Maps Display Border

A printable border, with a map-themed decoration, to bring your display boards to life!
5 - 11
Map Challenges

Map Challenges

Use our fictional map of Hopeville with related ideas and challenges for children.
7 - 11
Map Symbols

Map Symbols

Can your pupils find the correct symbols to identify these places on a map?
5 - 11

Pointing North, South, East and West

A fast-paced game which helps children to learn their compass directions.
7 - 11
Map Work

Map Work

A fantastic worksheet which develops children's understanding of map work and measuring distances.
7 - 11

Teaching about Maps

Use this technique when first teaching children about maps.
7 - 11

Where would you like to go?

A simple idea which encourages mapwork and learning about other countries.
7 - 16
How to Make A Choropleth Map

How to Make A Choropleth Map

Make your own Choropleth maps using this easy-to-follow worksheet.
7 - 11

Atlas Scavenger Hunt

Use these questions to encourage your children to explore atlases.
5 - 11
Compass Directions

Compass Directions

A selection of resources to help children learn compass directions.
5 - 11

Inflatable Globes

A fun time-filler which increases knowledge of places around the world.
2 - 16
Atlases Banner

Atlases Banner

Use this display banner on your classroom walls when your children are learning about atlases.