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Creating an Edible Map

Suggested Grades

2+

Objective

Students will create a map and examine the physical geography, borders, and/or cities/towns of an area.

Materials

  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups white corn syrup
  • Blue icing
  • Chocolate chips
  • M & Ms
  • any other edible material you want to use for landmarks
  • photocopies of map of area chosen to create

Method

  • Distribute photocopies of maps.
  • Mix first five ingredients together, and distribute equal amounts of dough to each student. This will be the 'base' of their map.
  • Students decorate their map:
    • Blue icing-- lakes, rivers, and oceans
    • Chocolate chips-- mountains
    • M&Ms--cities and towns
  • Students compare and identify others' maps.
  • Eat!

Additional Resources

Internet Resources

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