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The Amazing Scratch Map for Kids from MapStudio… A Totally Cool GiveAway…

June 20th, 2014 · 57 Comments

We were sent a World Scratch Map to Review by MapStudio and we love it… Honestly this was instant happiness and we all loved it. This is a world map with a difference, it is a map that you have to interact with and go exploring… At first glance it is a silver map… but as you scratch away the surface a colourful map of the world full of details is revealed!!!


This sort of adventure begins with a dig in the old coin collection…


Choose your coin…


And you are good to go…


There is so much more info than “just a map” on here… but you have to find it.


Oceans and time zones…


Flags and facts…


I know this should be on the wall and eventually it will get there… but it has been on our kitchen table and my gang have all stopped by and scratched off this and that… and spent hours pondering…


We could think of a million uses for the Scratch Map:

  1. Countries we have been to…
  2. Places we would love to visit…
  3. Countries that friends live in…
  4. All the wonderful places that folk who stop by for dinner come from…
  5. Countries we have learnt about…
  6. Just the flags…
  7. Just the countries…
  8. And the se7en + 1th…

  9. Countries all over the world where our followers can be found…

So far we have only impacted on Africa… but I have a feeling it won’t be long until our map is totally transformed and there will be very little left to scratch away…


We could say that this map is very educational and you will learn an enormous amount of factual facts… but instead we are going to say – we had a heap of fun with this map, it is just brilliant and it isn’t a quick afternoon’s activity at all… I reckon this is going to be the top goto thing to do as my kids realise just how much they can scratch off this map… little bit by little bit!!!

The GiveAway

So we have one of these fab World Scratch Maps to GiveAway to a lucky reader. This GiveAway works in the usual way, leave a comment before the end of 27 June, 2014. We will draw and publish the winners in the Friday Fun Post after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.


Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and happy commenting!!!

We would like to thank MapStudio who supplied us with two maps, one to review and one to GiveAway. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are as usual, entirely our own.

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Tags: Geography · GiveAways · Homeschooling

57 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anita // Jun 20, 2014 at 3:05 am

    The map sounds great, please enter us!

  • 2 Melanie Grant // Jun 20, 2014 at 4:30 am

    This map looks amazing!

  • 3 Debbie // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    No ways, saw one in the shops yesterday and decided we have to have one of these!

  • 4 Katharine // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    What a fun map, might just have to buy one if we don’t win!
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  • 5 Lecia // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Absolutely love this idea! We’re crazy about maps, too!

  • 6 Zoe // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:09 am

    yes please! I had seen this somewhere else and thought what fun it looked.
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  • 7 Wendy Meijer // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Wow, loads of fun! We would love one!
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  • 8 Cindy // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

    This is AWESOME!!!

  • 9 Joshua Michaels // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Anyone in a school that want these for their school in the Free State in South Africa. PM me on FB

  • 10 Marcia (123 blog) // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

    That map looks amazing. Count us in. The kids have recently become very interested in travel.

    C: “can we go to England to see the Queen?”

    (no problem :))
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  • 11 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:32 am

    This sounds so fun – thanks for the giveaway!
    Christi {Jealous Hands}´s last blog post ..our first day back to (home)school :: meet the students

  • 12 Paula // Jun 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Excellent map. I can’t believe I’m the 11th commenter….. Come on people!! Show your support.

  • 13 Cindy // Jun 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What a awesome idea 😉 – great way to learn

  • 14 Ellen // Jun 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I’m not sure who will like this children or their parents 🙂

  • 15 Tiffany W. // Jun 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Totally cool! I love maps of all kinds, especially world maps. My younger brother loves all scratch off activities so this would be a great surprise!

  • 16 Julia // Jun 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    What a super fun way for kids and adults to learn about our world.

  • 17 Cat@jugglingact // Jun 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    What an awesome map! Please add us
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  • 18 Melissa Brouard // Jun 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    As a teacher and a traveler I would love this. Traveling is an amazing way to learn and I always tell my students about my travels. Central and South America were favourite areas.

  • 19 ChrisH // Jun 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    What a fun way to explore! Wow if only this existed when I was at school I would love geography even more than I do now!
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  • 20 Christina // Jun 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, sounds fun! I’d love to be entered!

  • 21 kortney // Jun 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    what an amazing resource!

    thanks for the chance to win : )
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  • 22 Phyllis at All Things Beautiful // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Oh, how my kids would love this map!!
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  • 23 Pat Ladds // Jun 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I would love to win this map for my grandson Daniel. He has not even started big school yet and he is already mad about all thing geographical.

  • 24 Delene // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Oh cool is that map. Looks like great fun.

  • 25 Linda B. // Jun 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Oh, the kids and I would LOVE this!

  • 26 Tara // Jun 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Wow how cool!
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  • 27 Sanna // Jun 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. We would enjoy this

  • 28 Beth S // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    This looks so neat!! We would love to try one 🙂

  • 29 Mrs FF // Jun 20, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    It looks amazing and I can see myself having so much fun with it

  • 30 Helen // Jun 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Oh, my son would adore this. He loves all things maps and flags. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 31 Tammy // Jun 20, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    That is a very cool b map.. I want to have a go at it!

  • 32 Amy // Jun 21, 2014 at 12:19 am

    My boys would love this!!! They love studying maps and flags.

  • 33 Sharlene // Jun 21, 2014 at 2:47 am

    This map looks like a lot of fun!
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  • 34 Lillian // Jun 21, 2014 at 5:48 am

    My children would love this! Count us in. 🙂

  • 35 the Expat // Jun 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    What a wonderful idea!

  • 36 Nita // Jun 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Let’s scratch and learn!

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  • 38 Kelly A // Jun 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, what a cool interactive map!

  • 39 Katja // Jun 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    We (kids and us parents) love to scratch and we love maps!

  • 40 Julie C // Jun 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    What a wonderful idea! We would love one of these maps. Thanks for the giveaway

  • 41 Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot // Jun 23, 2014 at 5:17 am

    I love maps and scratchies so this is a winner! Great idea.
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  • 42 Paige // Jun 23, 2014 at 6:30 am

    So Cool!

  • 43 Sean Greathead // Jun 23, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Awesome product – makes learning really fun

  • 44 Jo // Jun 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    What a great idea, my boys would love this!

  • 45 Lauren // Jun 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    What a cool map! Would be perfect for our Geography studies next year!

  • 46 Ashley Lee // Jun 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    What fun!

  • 47 Shimone // Jun 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    F A N T A S T I C !!!!!! My 3 boys would be over the moon if they won a fab map like this. They collect anything that remotely resembles a map or anything to do with exploring and travel.

  • 48 Shelley // Jun 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Awesomeness. We LOVE maps.

  • 49 Mamalion // Jun 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

    This looks amazing!

  • 50 Kate // Jun 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

    What a cool map!!!
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  • 51 Pam // Jun 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    This map looks amazing!!

  • 52 April // Jun 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Wow!! That map looks amazing! My girls and I would spend hours pouring over it!

  • 53 Pamela // Jun 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Wow! This looks fabulous. And what a fun way to spruce up our geography.

  • 54 Angela // Jun 28, 2014 at 4:55 am

    This looks like a great time with the family! We will love it if we win! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  • 56 Kim // Apr 29, 2016 at 8:03 am

    just bought one of these maps but how will we know which countries are which with out scratching then, some is confusing and hard to find
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  • 57 se7en // May 1, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Hay Kim, We use our map with an atlas… so we discover where a place is and then we get to scratch off the country… bit by bit we have uncovered a lot of the map… May I suggest that you start with places you know and then venture nearby and slowly expand your repertoire… Best of luck and have fun!!!

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