Create an Eco-Friendly Map

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Create an Eco-Friendly Map

Time:30 min Difficulty:Medium  

This personalized map will have you walking, biking, or roller-skating over to your favourite places in no time!

Here’s what you need:

  • Four coloured pencils, crayons, or markers. Use any four colours you want!
  • One piece of paper per person in your family
  • A magnet to put your map up on the fridge!

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1:

Visit www.google.ca/maps and click directions. Enter your address and one of your favourite places to drive to. Select your travel method (by bike or by foot). How much longer does it take?

Step 2:

Take your paper, coloured pencils, crayons, or markers and draw a map of your non-motorized route. Use one colour for water, one colour for roads, one colour for your house, and one colour for your destination.

Step 3:

Label your map with street names. Then, create a legend for your map in the top left corner. What does each colour represent?

Remember to hang it up on your fridge when you’re done! Where will your map take you?

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