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60 Geography Fair Project Ideas

60 Geography Fair Project Ideas

Do you need some new inspiration for your Geography Fair Project? This list contains sixty (plus a few extra!) ideas to help your student get moving toward an amazing Geography Fair Display! 

A huge thanks to all the fantastic kids in our homeschool co-op. All of the photos are of their fabulous efforts in creating great geography fair displays.

1. Color a Flag

2. Sew a Flag

Geography Fair Display Ideas from Walking by the Way

3. Display a Large Fabric Flag

4. Create a Flag Mosaic

5. Compile a National Treasure Box
idea found in Country Report Projects for Any Country

6. Create a Time Line of the History of the Country, State, or Region
idea for a Puzzle Timeline found in Country Report Projects for Any Country

7. Cultural Music with Headphones 

Geography Fair Display Ideas from Walking by the Way

8. Display Photographs

9. Display Post Cards

10. Create a Salt Dough Map

Geography Fair Map Displays from Walking by the Way

11. Bake a Cookie Dough Map

12. Construct a Map with Strings Connecting to Points of Interest 

13. Tri-fold Board Display

Trifold Display Board for Your Geography Fair Project

14. Create a Cultural Craft 

Create a Cultural Craft for Your Geography Fair Display

15. Have a Make It-Take It Craft Station

Make and Take Craft for a Geography Fair

16. Print Recipe Cards 
make multiple copies so others can take one home and try the recipe!

17. Share Food Samples
World Market is a great place to find already prepared food from the country you are studying.

18. Display a Cooking Project and Offer Samples

Geography Fair Display Ideas - Cooking Project

19. File Folder Report
So many great ideas in this book by Evan-Moor! Can be used with ANY project.

20. Interactive Word Game
for foreign languages or even similar languages; the game below was made with pockets

Interactive Word Game for a Geography Fair Project

21. Sew Traditional Clothes

22. Wear a Costume or Traditional Clothes

23. Have Clothes for Attendees to Try On

Attendees Get to Try on Clothes

24. Display a Doll in Traditional Dress

25. Make a Scrapbook

Make a Scrapbook for Your Geography Fair Display

26. Collect Money to Display

Display Coins with Your Geography Fair Project

27. Collect Toys to Display

28. Collect Other Artifacts to Display

29. Create a Country Lapbook

Geography Fair Display Ideas

30. Complete an Animal Lapbook

Study Animals and Complete Lapbooks for Your Geography Fair Project

31. Display a Lapbook on a Tri-fold Board 

32. Make a Poster Board

Poster Display for Geography Fair

33. Write a Report

34. Make a Mural

35. Craft a Pop-up Book
scroll down until you find it

36. Put Together a Notebook

37. Build a Model

Build a Model for Your Geography Fair Project

38. Design a Webpage
share it on a laptop or tablet

39. Create a 4D Triorama

40. Construct an Electric Wired Answer Board

41. Craft a Diorama 
instructions for a Shoebox Diorama

Construct a Diorama or Scene for Your Geography Fair Project

42. Use Graphs to Display Information

43. Use Charts to Display Information

44. Display a Game ​Specific to Your Country's Culture

Display a Game at Your Geography Fair

45. Make an Interactive Matching Game

46. Trivia Quiz
You can do this in the form of a notebook or as a video display

47. Display a Game Invented in the Country You Are Presenting

Display a Game Invented in the Country You are Studying

48. Host a Coloring Contest at Your Table

​49. Use a Teaser Question at Your Display

Teaser Question for Geography Fair Display

50. Wear a Teaser Question Around Your Neck

Wear a Teaser Question as a Necklace

51. Craft a Scupley Clay Sculpture

52. Make a Paper Mache Sculpture

53. Offer Attendees Coloring Pages Connected to Your Project

Geography Fair Display Ideas

54. Create a Travel Brochure

55. Display Actual Travel Brochures

56. Display a Native Plant

57. Design a LEGO Building Project

LEGO Building Project for a Geography Fair Display

58. PowerPoint Presentation
display with a laptop or tablet at your table

59. Create a Video Presentation
display with a laptop or tablet at your table

PowerPoint or Video Presentation for Your Geography Fair Display

60. Display Picture Books Set in Your Country, State, or Region

61. Create a 3D Pop-up Book on Zooburst and Use a Tablet for Displaying It

62. Design a Stop-Motion Video for Attendees to View

63. Make a Suitcase Scrapbook

Check out my Geography Fairs Page for posts on:

  • How to Start a Geography Fair
  • Geography Fair Research and Project Ideas
  • and More!

Looking for more great Geography Fair Display Ideas?

Geography Fair Pinterest Board

A 7th Grade Delight Directed Education

7th Grade Year in Review Delight Directed Homeschooling

Instead of posting our upcoming curriculum, I decided to do a year-in-review post. Delight Directed Learning is still a bit of a mysterious method of homeschooling, and I want to try and give it some roots and leaves. 

Foundation Education

Our brand of delight directed homeschooling is balanced between student choices and a foundation education which includes reading, writing, and math. 


7th Grade Foundation Education

Language Arts

7th Grade Foundation Education


 Keyboard Classroom

Elijah's Choices

Elijah's choices are what compromises his delight directed learning. He has large chunks of time each day to explore his own interests. These were his choices for 2014-2015.

7th Grade Delight Directed Homeschool

  • Free Reading

In addition to his required reading list, Elijah also spent 2+ hours each day reading and re-reading whatever he wanted. He read four or five books about sensory processing disorder as he considers Occupational Therapy as a future career.

  • Rosetta Stone Spanish

Elijah has been working through Rosetta Stone for a few years, and he enjoys it. After spending six weeks in Ecuador, he cemented his learning and hopes to continue with Spanish throughout high school.

  • Sporty’s Academy Private Pilot Ground School 

Elijah joined EEA Young Eagles and received this computer software for free. He worked each day on videos and quizzes until he earned his first flight lesson.

7th Grade Delight Directed Education: Elijah's First Flight

Pottery (Delight Directed Education)

Homeschool Co-op Class Choices

  • Digital Photography

Here are a few of the photos from Elijah's Final Portfolio. If your student is interested in Digital Photography, check out Amanda Bennett's Digital Photography Unit Study.

Digital Photography Portfolio Photos (Homeschool Co-op)

  • Worldview Class

This class used Thinking Like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Worldview from Summit Ministries. Elijah has Part II coming up this fall, and he is ready for it.

  • Mixed Media Art Class

For one of his projects Elijah carved one of his photos (dead trees in a lake) onto a piece of linoleum and then used the carving for ink prints. 

7th Grade Delight Directed Education (Linoleum Carving Print)


  • Creative Writing

He loves to read, and he loves to write. Here are a few of the poems he produced while in Creative Writing.

Delight Directed Education 7th Grade: Poem

Delight Directed Education 7th Grade: Poem

Do you want to learn more about Delight Directed Education? Follow my Delight Directed Homeschooling Board on Pinterest.

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60+ Books for a 7th Grader Who Loves to Read

7th Grade Reading List from Walking by the Way

After typing out Elijah's 6th Grade Reading List, I determined to get serious about sharing my other lists. I know there are other moms out there like me who have voracious readers and who want to give their students quality literature.

I purposefully saved some of these books for 7th grade, even though the reading level may not be as high, because some of the themes are more mature. Some of the books have minimal language. You can check for reviews at Plugged In in order to determine if a book is suitable for your child. I do not preview everything for Elijah. He typically comes to me with questions and concerns. 

The list below represents many of the books Elijah read last school year (2014-2015) for his 7th grade year.

Classic Literature

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

Men of Iron by Howard Pyle

The Complete Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Biography and Nonfiction

Flight: The Complete History by R. G. Grant

Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine by John Hudson Tiner

Teresa of Calcutta by D. Jeanene Watson

Corrie ten Boom by Janet and Geoff Benge

Invincible Microbe: Tuberculousis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin



Poetry for Young People Series (various poets)


Historical Fiction

The Watsons Go to Birminghamby Christopher Paul Curtis

Bud, Not Buddyby Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxtonby Christopher Paul Curtis

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry* by Mildred D. Taylor

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi (please preview)

Crispin: The Cross of Lead* by Avi

Crispin: At the Edge of the World by Avi

Crispin: The End of Time by Avi

A Single Shard* by Linda Sue Park

I, Juan de Pareja* by De Trevino

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer


The Westing Game* by Ellen Raskin


Realistic Fiction

Summer of the Swans* by Betsy Byars

Chu Ju’s House by Gloria Whelan 

On My Honor* by Marion Dane Bauer

Maniac Magee* by Jerry Spinelli

Moon Over Manifest* by Clare Vanderpool

A Long Way from Chicago* by Richard Peck

A Year Down Yonder* by Richard Peck

A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

Code of Silence by Tim Shoemaker

Back Before Dark by Tim Shoemaker

Below the Surface by Tim Shoemaker



Flora and Ulysses* by Kate diCamillo

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques

Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques

The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques

Mossflower by Brian Jacques

Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques

The Bellmaker by Brian Jacques

Salamandastron by Brian Jacques

Mattimeo by Brian Jacques

The Pearls of Lutra by Brian Jacques

Marlfox by Brian Jacques

Taggerung by Brian Jacques

Triss by Brian Jacques

Loamhedge by Brian Jacques

Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques

High Rhulain by Brian Jacques

Eulalia! by Brian Jacques

Doomwyte by Brian Jacques

Any title with an asterisk (*) notes a book that is a Newbery award winner or honor book. 

What books would you add for a 7th grader who loves to read?