Matching Symbols Relay
This activity introduced the children to basic orienteering symbols and map colours. The aim is to encourage co-operation and discussion to match up the map name cards correctly with the map symbol cards. In small groups the children team relayed to match name cards to symbols. They then discussed the answers and corrected any misunderstandings of matching the names with the symbols. Counting Cones Challenge Counting cones is to practise orientating a map and recognising start and finish symbols. We explained to the children that a map is a bird’s eye view plan of the ground. We explained map orientation, start triangle, finish double circle. In pairs the children are given a map. They follow the map and find the total of each map by adding up the numbers under each cone. When they have the answer correct they repeat with a different map.