During a summer jaunt to Target, I found a basic US map in their infamous dollar spot. As someone who loves geography, I thought it would be fun to hang it in our basement playroom. While walking around the store, it occurred to me that I could use the map in a more personal way. Since our family is literally scattered around the country, I decided I would use photos to mark the spots where our relatives live.
I used thumb tacks to mark each location, and then cut yarn to connect the map to the corresponding photo. I plan to add a star sticker to show where we live, and possibly post tags with the names and location of each family, but for privacy reasons, took these photos first (the Internet-friendly version).
I love how the map project turned out, and hope it will give my son a better picture (ha, no pun intended!) of his family and where they live.
Setting this up took less than a half hour, and because I used photos and supplies I had on hand (other than prints ordered free through an intro offer), the total cost of this project was one dollar!
Cheap and easy personalized geography works for me--check out more ideas here!