Thursday, May 24, 2012

Yummy Landforms

Today we had so much fun ending our geography unit.  We've been learning about landforms, bodies of water, maps and globes.  To close the unit, we made an edible map of North Carolina.  They've learned about the different regions of our state, Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plains.  We took that information and made a yummy map.  Here's what you need: smooth peanut butter, powdered milk, powdered sugar, white corn syrup, and mini and big chocolate chips.

Mix all the the ingredients together making sure to add the peanut butter last.  The dough will be pretty thick and you may need to add water to it. 

I gave each student a map and a piece of wax paper.  Place the wax paper on top of the map for easy spreading.
Each student got a big spoonful of dough.  They spread the dough around the map to make the shape of the state.
After they spread the dough around, they got mini and big chocolate chips.  The minis represent the Mountain region and the big represent the Piedmont region.  The Coastal Plain is just the dough.  The maps turned about pretty stinkin' cute if I may say they were really tasty :-) 
This was a fun way for the kids to learn about their state and have a yummy snack! 


  1. What a great idea!! These are so cute. I bet your kiddos loved these maps. :)

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  2. I love this idea! Nice job! I'm a new follower! Stop by and visit me too!
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  4. Welcome to blogland. What a cute idea. I teach kindergarten but I am going to adapt your activity for my little kiddos. I love the title and design of your blog. I'm a new follower and am looking forward to some more great ideas in the future.