Make A Map for A Treasure Hunt

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In this activity, learners will explore how maps can provide information about a place and help us find our way from one location to another. Learners will make a simple map of a room and use it to find a small "treasure", exercising their spatial reasoning, assessment, and measuring skills.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Something to write with
  • "Treasure" to hide (like a small toy)
  • Tape (optional)


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
    • Number and Operations
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories

  • Model Building
  • Physical Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


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  • Discovery At Home


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