We’ve been having a blast exploring the world of map skills and geography. Recently, we made some map vocabulary flash cards. We were using them one afternoon when Leo suggested that we make our own landforms using some of our homemade play dough. I thought it was an excellent hands-on learning activity for young hands, and we quickly got to work.
Learning about Landforms with Play Dough
Make your own play dough
Map vocabulary flash cards plus homemade play dough equals a fun, hands-on learning experience!
My children had a blast combining their vocabulary flash cards with their homemade play dough. Their favorite landform, by far, was the volcano, but they also made many others.
Want to learn more about landforms?
Here are some fun geography books for little kids. Have you read them? What is your favorite geography book? Also, be sure to check out these fun map skills games to take learning to the next level and have fun at the same time!
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