U.S. and World Map Playground Stencils

Both of these playground map stencils have holes to help delineate political boundaries and physical contours such as oceans, large lakes and continental shapes. Each stencil comes as 8 pieces and includes detailed instructions, including recommendations for paint. The painting project can be a fun activity for students, girl scouts, or boy scouts, and the finished product will certainly open up many more educational activity possibilities. Order information below.

Playground Tested
  • Photos illustrate murals painted by team of four adults and ten 2nd-4th graders in three hours.
Easy to Apply
  • Instructions include paint specifications.
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Geographically and Proportionally Accurate

  • The eight section stencil has holes which define the detailed borders of the 50 states and 5 great lakes (USA map) and continents and countries of the world (world map).

Encourages Educational Classroom Projects

  • Geographical - Paint rivers, mountains, lakes and deserts
  • Political - Show major cities, capitals
  • Economic - Find dams, major crops, products and resources
  • Scientific - Locate species habitats and animal/bird migration routes
  • Historical - Draw explorer routes and places of historical interest


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USA Map Playground Stencil

World Map Playground Stencil

World Map Playground Stencil

Item# Description Weight Price Order Below
UM-US United States Map Playground Stencil
Dimensions:  16' x 27' (continental US)
10 lbs $175.00 add to basket
UM-WORLD World Map Playground Stencil Dimensions: 18.4' x 34.4' 10 lbs $250.00 add to basket
UM-COMBO U.S. and World Map Stencil Package Save $25! 20 lbs $400.00 add to basket

playground map stencil of the united states
World Map Stencil example US Map Stencil example USA Stencil - painting in progress USA Map Stencil - Filling in States
USA Playground Map Stencil - project complete!  playground map stencil of the united states