A tourist is lost in your town and the GPS on her cellphone is not working. What should we do? Give her directions, of course! There are many ways to arrive at her destination. Routes can be different depending on whether we take a car, walk or hop on public transport like the bus or subway. You have to provide them with the one which is best suited for her mode of transportation.

This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to learn how to give good directions.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

In this activity, your child have an opportunity to learn about how to write good directions (and commonly used vocabulary) based on a simple printable map of a town.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn to communicate directions more effectively and expand their use of vocabulary associated with giving directions.
  • Train their spatial awareness through navigating their way around the fictional town.

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Classroom Resources

Simple steps to take:

  • Research and find out more about giving directions. Here's a great list of tip on giving good directions:
4 Ways to Give Directions - wikiHow
Whether you’re telling someone how to get to your house or guiding a stranger to a local museum, you should know how to give good directions. Giving directions, though, is more complicated than just telling someone how to get to a certain...

Here's a video showing the different ways to give directions:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets.

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This printable pack consists of 5 printable creative writing challenges. They consist of unique direction giving challenges with maps to aid in the creation.

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