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Printable Maps for Kids
Free Printable Maps Teach About the World
Bring the world to your child with printable maps for kids. When my son was young, he loved to study atlases and the globe for hours. Use maps to introduce your child to the world.
Maps can be found in many forms: wall maps, atlases, globes, road maps or street maps to route travel, and map worksheets.
Kids can learn about geography through maps using actual maps, globes, and atlases. In addition, teach kids using map worksheets and use maps to make crafts.
To print this climate map of the United States, visit the National Atlas Web site.
Teach Kids about Mile Markers
Mile markers always start at the state line
in the south (for highways that run north-south),
or in the west (for east-west highways).
So if you enter Oregon from California,
you will see a sign for Mile 1 soon after you cross
the state line, and then see
increasing numbers as you travel north.
Free Printable Maps - Visit these Web sites and blogs to download and print maps.
These printable maps can help students learn about their country in an easy, hands-on way. Someof the maps available here include picture maps of the 50 states, physical feature maps, printable US maps of the state capitals, and more.
- Free Printable Maps
Welcome to the home of free printable maps for your convenience and download. Printable world map images, physical feature maps, printable map of the USA files, printable US state map pictures, US road map images, and international maps. Geography bu
- Free Printable Maps of the World and by Country
PrintableMaps.net has all of your free printable maps in one place. We supply free printable maps for your use. Please take a look around to find the maps that you are looking for. Choose from the links below to start narrowing your request, or click
- A Free United States Map
Map of the United States of America. 50 states is the best source of free maps for the United States of America. We also provide free blank outline maps for kids, state capital maps, USA atlas maps, and printable maps.
Teach with Maps for Young Children - Use Age-Approprite Worksheets and Books for Map Study
Choose the right level books and worksheets for your child. The easier something is, the more success kids have, which makes them want to learn more! Progress to more difficult books and maps when they've learned the basics.
Scratch Off Maps - Interactive Fun for Learning and Play
How cool are these maps!? You scratch off sections to reveal what lies beneath.
These would be a great teaching tool for review of a locale that kids had just learned about.
Map Resources from the U.S. Government - Take advantage of free printable maps for kids from Uncle Sam.
Our tax dollars do provide some very nice informational and teaching tools. The following U.S. government Web sites provide maps of time zones, territorial acquisitions, congressional districts, federal lands, elections, outlines of states, their capitals, and more, satellite maps, weather/temperature maps.
Teaching about geography is easy when you use the map resources below. We pay for them. We should use them!
- Printable Maps - Time Zones
The National Atlas has prepared a Time Zones map of the United States that you can print or use online. This map portrays six time zones for the United States. The map is in color, but will also print or copy well in black and white.
- Printable Maps - Territorial Acquisitions
The National Atlas has prepared a Territorial Acquisitions map of the United States that you can print or use online. This map portrays the major acquisitions of territory by the United States from 1783 to the present. Areas in North America, the Car
- Printable Maps - Congressional Districts
The National Atlas offers simple maps of each District of the 112th Congress (January 2011-January 2013). These maps of the individual districts cover half of an 8.5- by 11-inch paper when printed. Designed for easy reference, they show the Congressi
- Printable Maps - Federal Lands
The Federal Government owns nearly 650 million acres of land - almost 30 percent of the land area of the United States. Federally-owned and managed public lands include National Parks, National Forests, and National Wildlife Refuges. These are lands
- Printable Maps - Elections
The National Atlas offers a wall map, Presidential Elections 1789-2008, which has also been reformatted into 15 pages designed to be viewed and downloaded from the Web.
- Printable Maps - Reference, Outlines, States, Capitals, and More
The National Atlas has prepared reference and outline maps of the United States that you can print or use online. The reference maps display general reference features such as boundaries, cities, capitals, major highways, rivers and lakes, and terrai
- Printable Maps - Satellite View
In 1972, Landsat began transmitting views of our planet back to Earth. The first Landsat and its five successors (two of them in operation now) have delivered millions of new images from a satellite orbiting 438 miles above the Earth.
- Weekly Daily Weather Map PDF Files
Daily Weather Map Weekly PDF Files. The following PDF files are weekly printable versions of the Daily Weather Map, a plain black and white version and a blue colored background.
- Archived: Helping Your Child Learn Geography: Table of Contents
From creating treasure maps to helping children find pen pals, this pamphlet offers many simple, fun activities to teach youngsters the fundamentals of geography.
- Map Adventures - Index
Map Adventures Teaching Packet. Map Adventures, with seven accompanying lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps.
- Teacher Packet - What do Maps Show? - Home/Index Page
Teacher Packet - What do Maps Show? There can be many different maps of the same place. Not all information about a place can be put on one piece of paper. For maps to communicate, they focus on showing a limited number of things.
Maps for Kids - to buy on Amazon
If you need a large wall map, you can find just what you need at Amazon.
On a smaller scale, a map mouse pad will keep the world at your child's fingertips. A blow up globe is a great teaching aid for them while they play.
Color Your Own Electoral College Map - Use This Every Four Years or When You Need to Show the 50 States
MakeZine made a black and white United States map you can color as the election results trickle in. What a great way to show kids what red and blue states mean and to track the presidential election.
Make a Travel Journal from Maps
Use a folding map and make a travel journal.
Check out this great project at ClothPaperScissors.
Color Maps - These maps go with the links below. Print these pretty maps and frame them or slip them in clear plastic sheets for study.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Color Map Links - These go with the photos shown above (and there are more!).
Visit the Graphics Fairy Web site to find more color maps including two "maps of the world." These are vintage maps that are in the public domain.
- *The Graphics Fairy*: Instant Art Printable - Map of Scotland
Instant Art Printable -- Map of Scotland from an 1885 book.
- *The Graphics Fairy*: Instant Art Printable - Map of Ireland
Instant Art Printable -- Circa 1885 Map of Ireland from a vintage book.
- *The Graphics Fairy*: Vintage Printable - Map of England and Wales
For this instant art printable, visit The Graphics Fairy. Download and print the vintage map of England and Wales.
Major Freeways in the United States
Odd numbered freeways run north south
(I-25, for instance), and even-numbered
freeways run east west (like I-70).
Globes are Great Maps for Teaching - Globes Offer a Realistic Representation of the World
Maps for Crafts
- *The Graphics Fairy*: Brag Monday - Map Lampshade & Creative Hutch
It's time for Brag Monday #83! Once again I'm bragging about two more projects from the last Brag Monday party. First I'm bragging about this Awesome Vintage Map Lampshade created by Maggie at Midwestern Sewing Girl! Too Fabulous!! Maggie used the Vi
- maybe*mej: Free Collage Sheets
Found some free collage sheets on flickr.
- The Vintage Moth..: Vintage Illustration- World Map
This a really cool vintage image of the world taken from my antique book entitled, "Around the World with the Children."
More Fun and Crafts for Kids
Five Senses Worksheets
Our five senses are vital to living and enjoying ourselves. Use these five senses worksheets to teach children about sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Each country in the world and each state in the United States has its own flag, so use flag worksheets to introduce students to new countries and to educate.
Brain Teasers for Kids
Brain teasers for kids offer hours of fun, whether you're a kid or not. While kids work on brain teasers they are also learning things like logic, rational
Since most kids love animals, use these fun critters to your advantage. Animal worksheets with images of animals and names of animals make learning fun.
Dot to Dot Worksheets
Dot to dot worksheets are fun for kids of all ages. Using easy dot to dot sheets is a great way to reinforce numbers and counting for young children.
Coloring Pages of Dresses
Playing dress up is often a young girl's first introduction to fashion. Take it a step further, and print some fashion coloring pages and color.
Spot the Differences
We've all seen those find the differences worksheets where two pictures are shown. One has things removed or added, and the trick is to spot the differences.
Food Coloring Pages -- Healthy Eating
These food coloring pages will help children learn about healthy eating while having fun. With the new food plate that emphasizes healthy eating.
Pet Coloring Pages -- Printable Worksheets
When you need a fun activity for you and Rover (or for the kids), check out these printable pet coloring pages.
Plant worksheets are a great way to teach children about the life cycle of plants and more.
Printable Word Searches
Printable word searches can be used for fun or as educational aids. Word search puzzles are great to reinforce spelling of words that children are learning, ...
Maps for the Hard Core Map Lover - Great Maps for Older Kids and Adults
Expand map knowledge with one of these maps or atlases. Just having this type of book available to dip into at leisure helps children learn more about their world.