What's your child's favourite place to visit in your neighbourhood or city? That place where your child never fails to insist on bringing all your friends and family from out of town. Somewhere your family goes to so regularly that your little one knows almost everything there is to know about it. You know... that place!
Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils/pens.
How would you like your child to learn what it takes to be a hospitable and interesting local tour guide of his/her most favourite place?
In this activity, your child learns how to develop, document and deliver a memorable tour experience of your neighbourhood or town.
It will help your child or student:
Cultivate a deeper sense of appreciation of your neighbourhood or town and its history.
Develop stronger spatial thinking through simple mapping and exploration of the places and spaces around them.
Build better public speaking and creative writing through dialogue scripting and storytelling.
Let's kickstart your child's side hustle as a junior local tour guide or town historian!
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Decide on an area of interest. It can be your neighbourhood, a local park or a historic street.
Do some basic research and find some interesting stories about the area.
Review a map of the area and decide on a tour route.
Start working on the printables, preferably, at the area of interest.
Below are a few extra ideas for your child to improve this activity:
Work on this activity with other children as a group. This is perfect for a class activity.
Include the use of applicable free digital technologies like Google Maps and voice recording apps to review spoken scripts.
This printable pack consists of 6 open ended sheets to help your child plan and organise his/her local tour experience. Each printable sheet highlights important elements of any good tour and will give your child a simple system to document their ideas.
Tour route and attraction map
Tour guide introduction script sheet
Tour attraction commentary sheet
Food and beverage recommendation sheet
Tour itinerary sheet
Tour tickets sheet
Tip: Sheets can be reprinted if your child wishes to expand the number of local tours he/she wants to conduct.
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