Whether you’re on your own family road trip or making a backyard scavenger hunt, momstown has a great way for kids to learn about directions! Just like the Kids’ CBC show Are We There Yet? any adventure can become a learning experience with a little creativity.
Kids can explore their environment with this homemade compass from momstown – helps to teach directions and a fun way to play hide and seek at home!
What you need:
Start simply by drawing (or having your child draw) a cross in the middle of the paper plate. Then show your child how each line points to a different direction and label – North, East, South, West.
Insert the brass fastener into the middle of the plate and wind the pipe cleaner around it. This allows it to move freely,a nd kids can ‘aim’ the needle at the direction they are going in!
Decorate any way you like with markers, crayons or stickers.
Then the fun begins! Whether you’re in your backyard, in a park, or in the car on a road trip, have kids use their compass and point in the direction you’re travelling!
In the backyard or park, learn which way is North, East, South, West (Never Eat Shredded Wheat!). You could plan a scavenger hunt with direction clues “Take 3 steps West” to find the next clue!
In the car, have kids use their compasses to point in the direction you’re travelling – even if it’s just a drive to the grocery store!
The kids of Are We There Yet? travel all over the world, showing live-action travel adventure – and best of all, it’s hosted by kids! It’s a fun show to watch as a family – to learn about different places from a kid’s point of view. It might even inspire your own travel plans!