Printable Map Skills Worksheets

Enhance spatial thinking, improve visual literacy and orient yourself in relation to your surroundings with map reading skills. Learn to read and interpret maps with our map skills worksheets, that will effectively train the children of grade 1 through grade 5 in understanding directions, using simple coordinates, calculating actual distances using a map scale, or following directional instructions.

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Compass Rose | Chart

Compass Rose | Chart

Encourage first grade and second grade kids to understand their surroundings, by learning the names and locations of the cardinal and intermediate or primary inter cardinal directions with this chart.

Compass Rose | Cut and Glue Activity

Compass Rose | Cut and Glue Activity

Make use of this cut and glue activity to label the compass rose, for reviewing and reiterating the eight directions and, set the young geographers on the path of acquiring map skills.

Reading a Map

Reading a Map

Make a positive headway by learning to read a basic map with this PDF worksheet, and help children of elementary school build spatial reasoning skills as they complete a variety of enjoyable tasks.

Studying a Zoo Map

Studying a Zoo Map

Studying a map of a place helps gain visual literacy about the layout and the location of things in relation to one another. Our printable worksheet will help develop this ability sufficiently.

Interpreting a Room Plan

Interpreting a Room Plan

This interesting printable of interpreting the layout of a room to answer relevant questions, will immensely help kids of grade 3 in making directional sense of the things around them.

Directions on the U.S. Map

Directions on the U.S. Map

Would your students of third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade enjoy helping young travelers know their directions? The pdf exercise features the map of U.S. with abbreviated state names.

Map with Scales

Map with Scales

Let kids calculate how far places are located, in relation to one another using a map scale. Cut the scale at the bottom of the page to measure the distance in this map skills worksheet.

Map Skills | Word Search

Map Skills | Word Search

This unique word search activity pdf requires children of grade 4 and grade 5 to decipher the given clues in order to find the words in the grid. They will learn keywords associated with maps and their definitions.

Using a Map Grid

Using a Map Grid

Being able to read and interpret coordinates on a map is essential for specifying accurate locations on a map. This adorable treasure hunt themed map grid will make learning much more fun.

Map Skills

Map Skills

How good is your 5th grade child at analyzing maps? Get them to locate places, interpret legends, estimate distances and answer questions based on their analysis to complete this PDF worksheet.