Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Cartography - Disney Style
While we were on vacation, C really enjoyed studying the maps of the different Disney parks. He spent quite a bit of time reading each map, and he saved one from each park as souvenirs.
I thought it would be fun to let him draw his own map. Of course, R wanted to make one too. I gave them paper placemats
and told them they could draw maps of one of the Disney parks, or they could make up their own amusement park map. They are still very much in Disney mode, and they both decided to make Disney maps.
R made a map of Magic Kingdom. Her favorite ride, Splash Mountain, is in the upper left corner. She drew a train to represent Thunder Mountain (another of her favorite rides), the red house type structure is Cinderella's castle, and the water and red boat at the bottom represent the boat that took R, C, and Dad from Magic Kingdom back to the hotel. On the back of her placemat, R drew Mickey Mouse (on the left) and Minnie Mouse.
C made a map of Hollywood Studios.
He drew a lot of details, including Toy Story Midway Mania, Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roll Roller Coaster (he went on this three times; I still can't believe it), the parade route, Mickey's sorcerer hat, and more.
C and R both enjoyed this activity, and I enjoyed watching them work through the process of making the maps.