The Secret Life of Squirrels Grades PreK-1

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STEM Concept: Spatial Relationships

Maps and Positional Words 

This Storytime STEM-Pack includes all the materials you need to engage kids in a mathematics activity that addresses the concept of spatial relationships - maps and positional words by navigating and mapping an obstacle course. The activity is launched by reading the popular children's book The Secret Life of Squirrels with them, and then setting up and going through an obstacle course, concluding by mapping that obstacle course on a felt board and drawing it on paper. Included in this set, you'll find:

  • Detailed instructions (i.e., lesson plan) for the learning activities
  • Materials to connect the story to mapping an obstacle course on a felt board (24x24 inch felt board and 8 colorful objects)
  • A copy of The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose

The entire activity takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.  This STEM-Pack is suitable for grades PreK-1.