We began with the largest nesting cup which I termed "Our world".
The next cup represented "Our country". I put it inside our world.
Inside of that cup, I placed "Our State, Missouri".
Inside of our state, I put our town.
Inside of our town, I put our street.
Inside of our street, I put our house.
Of course, you could break this down in different ways to fit your region. You could also include continents, counties, etc. This was all that I could get a three year old to attend to.
After doing our nesting cups, we made a playdough map of the world. I found this idea at Hubbards Cupboard. Basically we just put a big blob of playdough on our country and then stuck USA flags into the playdough. My boys are really into playdough, so this was a huge hit.
I'm linking this up:
This week's theme at the Smart Summer Challenge is Me on the Map. I thought this activity would fit wonderfully!
Oh, and check out some of our favorite books to celebrate America's Birthday!