|We noticed that Tennessee is bordered by eight states, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, tying with Missouri for the most bordering states!|
Our first Postcard-Geography album page was of our home state, Maryland. We have made our way through all 50 states (plus Washington DC) now, ending with Tennessee, the state we now call home. We have made a full circle.
In addition to the postcards from The Fantastic Five...
we added snippets from all the places we have been since we have been here.
Since we have already made salt dough maps, I decided to do something different this time. We made an edible map with sugar cookie dough!
First we traced the map of Tennessee, using Parchment paper like tracing paper.Then we began adding sugar cookie dough to the Parchment paper, keeping the dough in the lines.
We carved out the rivers with a toothpick and added blue sugar sprinkles in the grooves. We made peaks of mountains with more cookie dough and added brown sprinkles and green sugar sprinkles to the mountains. (Sorry I forgot to get a picture of the finished map.) They had to pay very close attention to the maps to get the placement of the rivers and mountains just right. They also added some colorful sprinkles for the capital of Tennessee, Nashville, and for where we are living now, in East Tennessee.
One suggestion I would make is to make eggless cookie dough (I suggest this one because it it thicker than most eggless cookie doughs, that tend to be more dip-like) so you can eat it raw, because if you use regular cookie dough and bake it, you lose all of your efforts and get an odd looking blob. Good tasting blob, but blob none-the-less.
We have really enjoyed the Discover America State by State Alphabet series.
We have read them all!
|" As elementary students grasp the concept and visual of 30 purple passion flowers, they'll also learn that the passion flower is the state wildflower and that Native Americans in Tennessee used the plants to help heal cuts and bruises. Numbers throughout the book are explained with a simple rhyme for younger children and are accompanied by detailed expository text for older learners." -Book Description at Amazon|
And now we have learned about, completed hands-on projects and made pages for all 50 states and Washington, DC! Thank you, everyone who helped us with this project and sent us postcards of your lovely state.
We still would like to add postcards to our album for these states:
If you live in any of these states and would like to help us with this project, please leave a comment on how I can get in touch with you. Thank you!
- Cookie Dough Maps at Epi Kardia