I just wanted to write about a fun game we played last week. Before I was married, my mother and I made some giant wall maps on fabric. We used the opaque projector at the library and did one of Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. They are 6 feet wide, and some are floor-to-ceiling. It was great when we finally moved to a house where we could put them up.
Anyway, I got the South America map down last week and spread it out on the floor. My boys are pretty familiar with the countries of South America, but needed some practice. I called out a country and the would race to jump on it first. After doing that for a while, we played twister. It was a big hit. I'd tell one to put his right hand on Brazil and his left foot on Colombia and so on. They boys loved it and they learn the countries of South America better.
We'll have to try it with Africa sometime. You could really get tangled up on that one. :)