If you haven't noticed this house of mine loves history and anything to do with history. This of course includes multiple subjects which we are happy to pursue because it somehow involves history. One of those subjects is geography.
First let me say in my house we don't have "school time." (We have personal preparation time, work time, free time, meal time, and family time and that's about it). We learn mostly by living. Of course that means that I have had to be creative at times in order to expose my children to things I find important.
Now back to geography. Geography just comes along for the ride as we learn about other topics. We may be reading a book about World War II and as we talk about all the countries involved in the conflict we will simply look at a map/globw and familiarize ourself with the area. Then we will go back to the story. Pretty simple.
Another way we learn geography in our family is that we have a world map on the kitchen table with vinyl on top of it. We have had this up since the spring and we have continued to love it. Since there is a heavy duty vinyl covering over the top it is easy to clean up after meal times. (The vinyl can be found in any major fabric store). My map was free and the vinyl was less than $15 if I remember correctly.
We have many meal time discussions when Mr. Patriot is home and these mostly involve world affairs, government and history. (Can you see why he is running for a political office?) Having a map right at our finger tips is very helpful during these meal time conversations. We use it a lot.
Our children also regularly ask to have "map quizzes." They think this is the most fun game every made. (It's easy of course to think that when you have very few toys to distract you. Thank you Headgates). We usually play this game during lunch time, but it is also common to have them schedule a quiz during free time. How to play? Very simple. I ask them questions about everything and anything that can be found on a map or that has to do with a map. I usually give a question to a child and then move on to the next one while they look or decide on their answer. When someone answers their question I will then give them another question. All questions are for the level of each child.
Our kids have loved learning geography and have begged to do this over and over. I rarely bring up playing "map quiz," it is something they choose. It requires no preparation on my part. I don't have to pay lots of money for all sorts of board games to try to make it "fun" for them to learn geography (which I find painful). Absolutely no painful workbooks required. I think it's safe to say since they can answer those kinds of questions than they are doing just fine in geography.
If you have a husband who would rather not be inundated with "school" things 24 hours a day I would suggest placing a table cloth over your table at dinner or when company comes. We've never done this however. Our company is intrigued by it all and usually ends up playing and discussing right a long with us.