When was the last time you read a physical roadmap? Read a Road Map Day celebrates the old maps we all used before the amazing technology of digital navigation!
Before digital technology, road maps were commonplace in the glove compartment of many automobiles. On road trips, pulling out a road map was the norm. And if you remember using those maps, you know how awesome they were and how much they came in handy! While today it is so great to have every road at your fingertips with your digital devices, today is all about celebrating the road maps that carved the way to todays technology.
Ways to celebrate Read a Road Map Day
Pick up some road maps for your local area and highlight all the places you've been. Use different colors for everyone in your family or group. See which roads are less traveled. Discover new places to go!
Get a road map for cities you want to travel to. Highlight all the places you want to visit in the city or town. Write notes next to your highlights and add your goals for when you can go.
If you have a drawer full of old road maps, plan some craft activities to do with them. Create paper jewelry, cut out your favorite spots and create art with the map portion, cut out specific places you've been with your family and friends, such as where you had a fun family outing or where you got married, and create a poster to include the portion of the map with pictures of the outing.
Compare old maps with new maps and see how much the roads have changed.
Play a game with your friends or family and name a road to see who knows which quadrant of the map it is on.
If you have family members or friends in the Gen Z generation, get out some old maps and explore with them and have fun with the "back in my day" stories.
How Read a Road Map Day Unites People
This is a fun day to pull out old maps, new maps and explore with your friends and family. See where everyone has been and compare all the places you still haven't been. Road Maps offer a full view of a complete city or state that is easy to doodle on and is fun for everyone to explore in a way that is different from digital maps.