Making map and buildings - use houses and signs from other posts. This would be a good project for peer tutoring activity - would have to span several sessions and could use it for teaching between growth spurts.
Hands On Map Skills: Cross Curricular Project to Teach Map Skills. Students use real maps to study important features, all while refining their map skills. Then they create their own map of a community, as well as a collaborative world map.
Supplemental Map Skills Materials: Craft, Worksheets, Movement Activities + more
-Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems. Create a simple map of your home and have a treasure hunt. This is such a fun way to introduce map reading skills to kids.
This resource has a ton of great worksheet games or activities that will increase my students map skills. I would use these as independent practice or a group activity after teaching them the different parts of a map.
TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ - Could your kids survive without GPS? Teach kids how to read and use a map old-school style and help them develop map skills for kids in this easy activity! - Super Effective Program Teaches Children Of All Ages To Read.