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Free Download: Roll to Create a Treasure Map

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2 pages (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 2 - 6

A fun, hands-on activity using a die and a chart to create a treasure map, and then use it to write a procedural text.

Use this resource to create a treasure map. Then, have your students write a procedural text explaining how to find the hidden treasure.

How to use this resource:

  1. Roll the die. Find the row that matches the number rolled on the chart.
  2. See which map feature is in the ‘1st Roll’ column. Draw it where you would like on the treasure map.
  3. Roll the die again. Repeat the process from your previous turn, this time looking in the ‘2nd Roll’ column. Add the new feature to your treasure map.
  4. Continue the process until you have added five features to your treasure map.
  5. Choose a secret location for your treasure and a starting point on the map. Write a set of directions from the starting point to your hidden treasure.

This resource works great as a writing center activity, or when working on cardinal directions in social studies.

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  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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