First we looked at where Egypt was in the world in our atlas and on the globe. Next we found an outline map of Egypt courtesy of google and printed it out. This was traced on to the base of a pizza box ( makes storage so much easier!)
2 cups of plain flour,
1 cup of table salt,
1 cup of water,
1 tbsp oil Mixed in a bowl.
And moulded it on to the map.
It looks a mess at the moment - I know. By looking at a contour map on the internet, we tried to mould the dough to represent mountain ranges, rivers, we also, for interests sake, added a 'not to scale' pair of pyramids to mark where Giza is. Also we made sure Northern Egypt (lower Egypt) was shallow and southern Egypt (upper Egypt) was thicker - to show why each is named as it is. Eventually little flags are put in on the map to mark main places so using a cocktail stick we pushed in little holes for the flags to stand in once it is finished.
The map was left to dry for a week or so.
Next the children painted the seas, and the land, they labelled the name of the seas, and made their flags.
I labelled the spine of the pizza box so we know in future which map is inside (the plan is to make one of these maps for each new country we look into and keep them to look at for future reference).
And here is the finished product:
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