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This pack contains a fun geography activity that students love - mapping their own playground! My students have always enjoyed this activity and it's a great way to design the school playground.


Student can also practice their compass directions with the matching activity sheets. Draw a map and learn about geographic features in map-making. A fantastic way to build upon prepositional language and early mapping skills.


This easy-to-use, best-selling packet includes:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Geographic features (natural and built environment)
  • Geographic features in my playground recording sheet
  • Side view Vs Bird's Eye View information sheet
  • Compass directions sheets
  • Modelled example: writing about the playground, side view and bird's eye view
  • Student activity: writing about the playground, map recording sheet, visual checklist of geographic features of the playground cut and paste option
  • Large teacher modelling examples for whiteboard



What teachers have said about this resource...


"My students loved using this resource. I used this resource in a Prep class for Hass. It was used as a Geography activity during small group rotations. The assessment task was very similar to this activity so this activity provided good scaffolding and was very interesting and real world for the children."


"This resource assisted with the planning and teaching my students from home. The students and parents found the resource very easy to use."


"Great resource. I highly recommend to use this when making maps in your class. Will save you so much time!"


"Students created wonderful maps using these and afterwards, designed playground structures!"


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Map the Playground Geography Prepositional Map Making

  • File Info

    PDF 31 pages

  • ACARA Alignment


    Location and transformation

    • Describe position and movement (ACMMG010)

    • interpreting the everyday language of location and direction, such as ‘between’, ‘near’, ‘next to’, ‘forward’, ‘toward’.

    • following and giving simple directions to guide a friend around an obstacle path and vice versa.

    YEAR 1 – Maths

    Location and transformation

    • give and follow directions to familiar locations

    • understanding that people need to give and follow directions to and from a place, and that this involves turns, direction and distance.

    • understanding the meaning and importance of words such as ‘clockwise’, ‘anticlockwise’, ‘forward’ and ‘under’ when giving and following directions.

    • interpreting and following directions around familiar locations.

    YEAR 1 – HASS

    •They represent the location of different places and their features on labelled maps and present findings in a range of texts and use everyday language to describe direction and location.

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