This should be a pretty simple activity! It starts off with a review of buildings/locations(based on the 5th grade New Horizon textbooks but applicable to others I believe) around the island map with a few additions to give it a more Animal Crossing/Forest feel, then the students can start the main activity—guiding different visiting animal villagers to their preferred places! I put circles on the map to make it easier for the students to count blocks. I didn't put any "correct" route though--the kids are free to make their own path as long as it reaches the goal in the end!
I typically do this as a whole-class activity, going through the first few requests together as a class, and then once everyone gets comfortable doing it, I'll ask volunteers to come up to the front to show how they would give directions to the lost tourist. Alternatively, you can also try doing it as a pair/group activity, though I haven't personally tested that yet.
Since there are usually some kids who can't see the projector/tv screen clearly in big classes, I also made a printable/digital version of the town map as well so that everyone can follow along. c:
As always, feel free to edit this to fit your own classes. Hope you and your students enjoy it!
btw: I generated the animalese audio using this website -> https://acedio.github.io/animalese.js/
Edit: I updated the files a bit! I added another slide to say that the circles mean blocks, and added "excuse me" to some of the animals' text boxes! (Not all of them though.) I also made a separate 2nd year JHS version that has an additional slide about how long it takes to walk a block. I arbitrarily chose 3 minutes, which may seem too slow for a block, but animal crossing animals don't exactly walk at a fast pace.. 😂