Thursday, April 19, 2012

Edible Landforms!

This week we have been learning about our great state of Oklahoma, and I decided it would be perfect to tie in landforms. We started off by reading about landforms in our social studies. Then we made the much anticipated EDIBLE LANDFORMS! The kids LOVED this! It tested my patience a bit :) but it was worth it when one of my sweeties said, "Mrs. Lynes, thank you for the best day of my LIFE!!!" Ha.

I have great parental support this year, so I assigned each child an item to bring for the project. And of course there were leftovers, so they got a little BIG sugar fix :)

Items needed are as follows:

--Template of the US traced and cut out on cardstock (I had 8 for my kids to share)
--1 tortilla per child
--2 paper plates per child (1 for candy, 1 for tortilla)
--1 plastic knife/popsicle stick per child (depending on your kids, haha)
--tubs of white icing (I used a little more than 2 tubs for 24 kids)
--Pull and Peel Twizzlers (I gave each child 1/2 of one)
--white chocolate chips
--regular chocolate chips
--gumdrops OR dots candies
--m&ms (5 BLUE for Great Lakes, 1 RED for Oklahoma {or your state!})
--coconut dyed with green food color

I prepared my plates during lunch time. It really did not take long. I would suggest seperating your red and blue m&ms beforehand though!

Look at the map key below to see what each food item represents.

The kids will be able to eat all the candy and sugary goodness off of this after they share their project with a family member. Since they traced the US with marker, they were told not to eat the tortilla :) They learned a lot and had a great time. Mrs. Lynes is tired though! Ha.


  1. Hi there! I love this idea and can't wait to try it out with my class! Would you happen to have a lesson plan to accompany this activity?

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately I do not have the lesson plan on my computer!

  2. Candy and even more added food coloring. this stuff is not good for little kids or for anyone.