First, I made a map of the classroom. Then, I had to hide and mark on the map where I put the post-its. Each table was color-coded, green stars found green post-its.
I gave each table their map and they had to find the location on the map to find their post-its.
When they found all their post-its, they had to figure out the mystery mapping word.
This is the finished product!
It was also a great informal assessment for me because right away I could tell who could read a map and who needed more assistance.
I used words that we had just recently learned and put on our Social Studies/Science word wall.
If you get into mapping, I highly recommend taking the time for this!