Like many school subjects, geography is often thought of as boring to learn. It requires memorization, drilling, and is not very fun. But, this is only true if you teach it in a conventional, boring way. Geography can be fun and easy to learn by not focusing on the learning but on the fun. My daughter (5yo) and I enjoy doing puzzles together so these geography puzzles are perfect.
The first one I got for her was of the 50 states. Each puzzle piece is shaped like a state and has a picture of something the state is known for (Kentucky has a horse, New York has the Statue of Liberty, etc.) and the state capitol. I suspect by simply playing with this she will come to know the 50 states, a little something about each, their capitals, and locations all without needing to be drilled or take test.
Europe: But, why stick with just the United States. A quick search of Amazon and I found several other puzzles offering the same possibilities for fun (always number one) and learning. Here's the Europe puzzle and similar to the US puzzle the puzzle pieces are shapes of countries. Each puzzle piece has the name of the country and that country's capitol.
Africa: Here's Africa from the same company. Surprisingly difficult unless you are already really familiar with the countries of Africa but again a lot of fun.
In addition to learning the names of the countries and their location my daughter often asks how long it would take to get to a particular country so she's learning about the size of the earth and some basic mathematical principles of how distance and time are related. We can also talk about climate variations, differences in terrain, flora and fauna.
As always these talks are not lectures in preparation for some future exams. They are conversations that ebb and flow as we spend time together playing puzzles.
Asia: Here's the Asia puzzle. Again, same principle of puzzle pieces shaped like countries. China is in three separate pieces which is actually good to illustrate just how big a country it is.
There is also a South America puzzle which we will soon be getting to round out the collection. With resources like these it is so easy to make learning fun and natural.
A few fellow unschoolers have shared some other good geography resources as well including games with geography and country flags which are easily located on Amazon including one called Flag Frenzy. I'll be looking into these soon as well.