Fortunately, free maps of the thirteen British colonies in colonial America are easily available online:
- I printed this printable of each colony on its own page (from A Kid's Heart) at 1/4 size so that the girls could make it into a mini coloring book, to later be mounted into their Independence Day unit study book (I order these big bare books in bulk straight from their web site).
- I printed this labeled map of the 13 colonies for the girls to use as a reference while they completed--
- this unlabeled map of the 13 colonies:
I recopied the names of the colonies onto a separate sheet of paper, but otherwise, the printout was perfect for an old-school Montessori map-labeling activity. After it Willow, who admittedly has done a lot of extra reading on the subject, could recite nearly all of the colonies, and Syd of course will learn more with repetition, which she enjoys.
Other 13 colonies resources that were much enjoyed: