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Geography from A to Z {D is for Delta}

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If you have been following my blog for a while, you have seen some of our geography projects.  It has been a while since we have done one, but I am here today to share a new one!  For this series, we have been following through the book Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowlton. For each letter we choose a project that we can create. It has been awesome so far!!  The great thing about these projects is that it makes them really remember what each of these things are. I LOVE hands-on projects that teach.

We did D is for Delta this time. My kids had a lot of fun making this project. It was very hands-on and VERY messy!!  We made a batch of salt dough and created the delta on a cookie sheet with the dough. Then once they had it just right, we poured in water to make the river and the ocean around it.  They loved it so much, that they decided they needed to make even more land form creations.

Simple Salt Dough Recipe:
2 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 c. water
food coloring if desired
You can bake it at about 200 for 3 hours or let it air dry to harden- we didn’t wait to do that for our project, though. We just used wet dough and made a mushy mess. The kids wanted to jump right in.

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  1. What a great idea! We made a 3d salt dough map of Africa last year. The kids loved using the salt dough! What do you do with your salt dough creations afterwards? I have ours sitting on a board that keeps getting moved around because I don’t know what to do with it.

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