Sure, you could do one of those wonderful salt-dough maps that the kids can paint after it dries, but then you have to keep it and store it and my kids are the type who would never, ever want to part with such a thing. This usually leads to me
smuggling it into the trash lovingly packing it away in the basement after it becomes a dust-covered blob and they forget about it in a few months.
So for our unit study on Australia, we went with the cookie map! Everybody wins!
All you need: Basic sugar cookie recipe, map covered in a sheet protector or laminated, tubes of icing, chocolate chips for mountains, sprinkles or candy or whatever you have on hand to mark major cities and landmarks.
After the cookies baked and cooled, I gave the kids tubes of icing to mark the states and territories of Australia. Not a fan of the gel icing, by the way. It’s runny. Next time, we’ll use regular sugar icing. We used chocolate chips for mountains and little round candies for major cities.
The map we used to for general shape and to guide us about territories and states was free from Activity Village UK.
The book we used as a guide to the geographical features of the land is Macmillan First Atlas.
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