This resource has a ton of great worksheet games or activities that will increase my students map skills. I would use these as independent practice or a group activity after teaching them the different parts of a map.
Teach basic map skills with this printable map activity. Students will learn how to read a map legend or key, follow directions, and recognize North, South, East, and West on a compass rose.
Here's a set of foldables for reviewing features of maps.
Hooty's Homeroom: map skills
Cut out the direction words and glue them onto the compass.
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Let students have fun while learning about map skills with this interactive unit! Topics include cardinal directions, grids, scale, types of maps, and latitude and longitude.
The Cat in the Hat Can Map This and That! A great activity to help kids learn about their neighborhood and mapping.