This map is so much fun for the kids. I tell them to think of it as a puzzle and their job is to put the pieces together. However, they have a bit of trouble remembering that the whole needs to look just like its parts. Eventually this can become the main idea with it's supporting details but that happens in first grade and I am so happy to hand that off to the next teacher!
Here are some examples of student work. Don't you love when they add in other things they know how to draw. Hearts and butterflies are showing up everywhere!
Do you like to use this map?