|Our subscribers' grade-level estimate for this page: 3rd - 4th|
More Thanksgiving projects
|Enchanted Learning Software's
The Pilgrims' Voyage: A Map and The Mayflower
More Kinder Crafts
This project teaches geography and history. The student makes a map of the Pilgrims' voyage and a tiny replica of the Mayflower.
Students make a map of the Pilgrims' trip in the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to what is now the state of Massachusetts, USA.
You can use a tiny Mayflower to trace the Pilgrims' route to the New World, traveling from England to the northeastern coast of North America. Their voyage across the Atlantic Ocean lasted from Sept. 16, 1620 until Nov. 21, 1620.
|Cut a piece of blue poster board for each student.
Have the student draw a map of the area of the Pilgrims' trip (the Americas, Europe, etc.), using a pencil. As a guide, either use a large map of the world, or print out a map.
The student can start by drawing the equator (a bit below the middle of the paper, since the Mayflower's voyage was in the Northern Hemisphere). Then draw North and South America on the left side of the paper. Draw Europe, Asia, and Africa on the right side.
|Using tempera paint, color the continents green. Let the paint dry.
Using a dark marker, label the continents, the oceans, the equator, the Pilgrims' route, north, south, east, and west, etc.
|Cut out a section of an egg carton to make the Pilgrims' ship, the Mayflower.|
|Trim the egg carton segment to look like the hull of a boat.|
|Cut out a 2-inch square paper sail for the boat. Fold over a small portion where it will attach to a toothpick. Put glue on the flap that will fold over.|
|Put a toothpick on the fold line. Fold the paper over, forming a small sail.|
|Push a toothpick through the sail in two places (perpendicular to the other toothpick).|
|Put a small lump of modeling clay in the bottom of the boat and insert a toothpick mast into each one. No one knows exactly what the Mayflower looked like, but sailing ships from that time usually had two large square sails (a foresail and a mainsail), a smaller, triangular sail at the rear, called a lateen, and other smaller sails. Unfortunately, only one sail fits well in the egg carton section.|
|You can now use your boats to trace the Pilgrims' route to the New World; they traveled from England to the northeastern coast of North America..|
More geography projects ... More Thanksgiving projects
April Fool's Day
Books to Make
Butterflies and Caterpillars
Chinese New Year
Day of the Dead
Most Popular Crafts
New Year's Eve
One Hundredth Day
St. Patrick's Day
Thank You Gifts
US Patriotic Crafts
World Environment Day
Brown Grocery Bag
Drinking Straw Crafts
Egg Carton Crafts
Oatmeal Box Crafts
Paper Plate Crafts
Pebble and Rock Crafts
Pine Cone Crafts|
Plastic Bottle Crafts
Toilet Paper Tube Crafts
Over 35,000 Web Pages
Sample Pages for Prospective Subscribers, or click below
Overview of Site|
Enchanted Learning Home
Monthly Activity Calendar
Books to Print
Parts of Speech
The Test of Time
TapQuiz Maps - free iPhone Geography Game
Biology Label Printouts
Physical Sciences: K-12
Art and Artists
Label Me! Printouts
|Search the Enchanted Learning website for:|