Although I have been trying to avoid buying more stuff, I broke down and bought this world map for kids (affiliate link) at the local toy store which is dangerously close to our house. Honestly, I had no specific ideas for an activity but when I rolled it out Kiddo solved that problem by saying “If I was in Canada I would take a boat to Africa.” (The continents aren’t labeled on this map but Kiddo loves pointing out Africa on maps!)
So, while I fixed Kiddo his lunch I asked, “How would you get from here to there?” questions. Sometimes I had to point out the country for him, or give him clues to find it. Some of his answers were pretty interesting, involving round about routes and multiple forms of transport (including bikes!).
I’m glad I got the map since it has been nice to point out locations when the opportunity arises. We have it on the wall now and Kiddo likes to sit on the footstool and study it.