Kids love them! Look for buried treasure! Map the room. Map their bedroom for homework/extra credit. Girls love to do this in color!
Seasons --make a skit, including costumes... lol this is fun
create your own poetry.
I found this great mapping unit called "Marvelous Map Skills" on the web that I have been teaching my students. They love it. It starts off with them sending "Flat Stanleys" to relatives in other countries/states and then Stanley gets sent back to them at school with a souvenir. We then track where he went and talk about what he brought back. They students love it. Check out the site below: