This week we’ve had the opportunity to try out a ‘Colour and Learn World Map Pillowcase’. It was sent to use by an amazing gift company called ‘BNifty‘. If you have a kid who loves travel, or if you want to teach them more about the world through play, then this is so perfect for you.

BNifty have also kindly given us a Colour and Learn world map pillowcase to giveaway to one of you lucky readers. You can enter our giveaway at the end of this post. But first, we’re going to tell you all about it and why we love it so much!

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

If you are regular readers of Life unexpected then you will know that our family are travel mad. We are on a mission to see as much of the world as possible and our daughter has been so lucky to get to see quite a few places already. The only thing is, being so young, she’s not been able to put our travels into any kind of context yet. She knows where she has been, but she hasn’t quite got a grip on what the ‘world’ is.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

The pillow case has not only been fun for Evie to completely scribble all over, but it’s also given us such a huge opportunity to teach Evie more about the places she’s travelled to and where she can find them in the world.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

The ‘Colour and Learn World Map Pillowcase’ is  100% cotton. The pillowcase features a beautiful hand-drawn world map illustration on one side. Apparently it was hand commissioned just for these designs.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

As well as an outline of the world, the illustration is packed full of fun facts, famous landmarks, wild animals (that are positioned in the countries you would find them) and exotic sea creatures. Evie was so excited when we opened it up and couldn’t believe she was actually allowed to colour in her new bedding.

Doodle Pens

The colour and learn world map pillowcase also comes with ‘doodle pens’. The pens are actually wash-out fabric pens, which is great if your kids are anything like mine. You don’t need to worry about your kids accidentally drawing on their clothes, or other fabrics, because the pen comes out very easily. Evie somehow ended up with pen on her clothes, her hands and her face. How does she get so messy all the time? 

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

The fabric pens are also double-ended. One side is fatter for general colouring and the other end is a fine tip for adding more details. The pens come in a whole rainbow of colours, so you can make the map as vibrant and colourful as you like.

As the fabric pens are washable, the pillowcase is completely re-usable. Just one quick wash on a warm cycle and the doodles/colouring completely disappears so your kids start all over again. 

Learning About The World

Already we have been able to teach Evie so much more about the world using just this pillowcase. For a while now I’ve really wanted to get Evie a map for her wall, or one of those light up globes, so we can teach her about different countries and show her more about the world we live in. But, this is completely perfect and I love that the added illustrations can guide your teaching.

Yesterday I pulled out pictures of some of our holidays, particularly to Africa and Italy and I pointed out some of the landmarks and animals that we saw, showed her the pictures of her next to them and then referred to them on the map. This really helped Evie to get a grasp on the world and she could start to picture where we had previously travelled to. She also started pointing out places she wants to go to, so she can see certain animals and landmarks.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

These pillowcases are hugely fun and entertaining. They are so perfect for:

  • Imaginative and creative play
  • Geography Homework
  • Learning About The World
  • Learning to Colour In Neatly
  • Travel Mad Kids

BNifty Gifts

There are lots of other unique gifts on the BNifty website, including more ‘colour-in’ products like this one. I have officially found my favourite ‘gift’ website and I know where I will be going from now on, every time I need to buy a birthday or Christmas present. They do gifts for kids and grown ups too and have some really cool things available. 

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

One of my favourite things, that I really want for our home office space, is this Cross Stitch World Map. You can personalise it and completely make it your own. I also love that you can add to it over time.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillow Case

I also love this Unicorn travel pillow. We are 100% buying this for our next trip with Evie. How cute is this? She is unicorn mad too, so it’s perfect.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillow Case

Another of my favourites is this chalkboard wall sticker. I’d love one of these for both Evie’s room, so she can doodle away, and our kitchen so we can write shopping lists and appointments on it.

Colour And Learn World Map Pillow Case

These are just a few amazing things you can get via the ‘BNifty’ website. Definitely going and check it out for more unique gift ideas.


How do you fancy winning one of these Colour and Learn World Map Pillowcases for your kids?

Colour And Learn World Map Pillowcase

To enter to win, simply fill in the rafflecopter below. Life Unexpected is also running a whole month of giveaways at the moment. Head over to our ‘Blog Giveaways‘ page to see what else you can win.
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The Colour and Learn World Map Pillow Case is available online from the BNifty website. They are priced at £15.00 and for something so re-usable, I think it’s well worth the price.

What do you thing of the Eat Sleep Doodle Colour and Learn World Map Pillowcase? Would your kids love to doodle all over their bedding? Let me know in the comments below.

 *We were sent this pillow case for the purpose of this review, all opinions are honest and our own.



  1. April 6, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    What a great fun way for kids to learn all about the world. Love the fact that the pens are washable so kids can doodle time and time again!!!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    April 6, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Learning and exploring made fun
    Teach me a thing or two too

  3. Solange
    April 6, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I love that you can teach your children more about the world through play.

  4. Iain Maciver
    April 6, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Learning and exploring made fun

  5. sarah Mackay
    April 6, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    I love how different and unique they are

  6. Irena Matković
    April 7, 2018 / 6:56 am

    I love it, it’s creative and fun way to learning about the world. And beautiful pillow case!

  7. Ray Dodds
    April 7, 2018 / 8:12 am

    My granddaughter would love this she’s already so creative

  8. Vicky Q
    April 7, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Looks amazing! Oliver would love this, although my OCD would take over if we went out the lines hehe

  9. Hali Kinson
    April 7, 2018 / 9:36 am

    My son would love one of these. I love how creative and unique these are..a awesome idea!

  10. janine atkin
    April 7, 2018 / 9:42 am

    i love that they are a fun way of learning

  11. Elizabeth Smith
    April 7, 2018 / 9:43 am

    I think this looks great fun and educational too. Still a bit concerned that they will wake up with felt tip on their face!

  12. Kim Styles
    April 7, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    They are educational fun – and I would imagine therapeutic with all the colouring involved!

  13. Samantha Atherton
    April 7, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    My daughter loves doing anything creative so I love that she can learn about the world whilst doing something she loves to do anyway.

  14. Andrea Upton
    April 7, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I think the design on the pillowcase is lovely, and really good too that you can wash it out and then colour it all over again

  15. Sue McCarthy
    April 8, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I love that the design has lots of animals. A fun gift idea too.

  16. claire woods
    April 8, 2018 / 11:06 am

    I love that you can colour them and it’ll keep the children busy.

  17. Lucy Gardner
    April 8, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    My sons would have hours of fun with this, they love colouring and learning about the wtold, awesome idea!

  18. Lorna Ledger
    April 8, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Creative, quirky, cool, and it can be a keepsake! Love it!

  19. April 8, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    My children love doodling all over the place so at least now it won’t be on the walls! Plus, it’s a great tool to get creative! Fingers crossed! 🙂

  20. April 8, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    I love that you can express your own colour and style with them.

  21. April 8, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    These are so cool! I love how detailed they are, and that you can learn from them as well as having fun. 🙂

  22. Rachael Sexey
    April 9, 2018 / 11:48 am

    This looks excellent for my children 💗

  23. April 10, 2018 / 11:36 am

    These look like fantastic fun! They would be perfect for a rainy day like today x

    April 12, 2018 / 11:55 am

    My son loves anything to do with colouring and learning so he would love this

  25. Simone Griffin
    April 12, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I think this is a really good idea and I think my son would love one!

  26. Peggy rossiter
    April 13, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    What a clever idea. The maps would be more easily remembered because of the attention spent on the colouring in. Full marks!

  27. April 13, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    We had a load of these donated last year for the kids in hospital, they loved them and my stepdaugter really wanted one 🙂 They’re so good

  28. cheryl hadfield
    April 15, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    have looked on b-nifty, and I think their products are really quirky

  29. Karen Barrett
    April 15, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    I love the pillowcase, learning whilst having fun.

  30. claire griffiths
    April 16, 2018 / 10:15 am

    i love that it is fun and educational and helps children learn

  31. lesley renshaw
    April 16, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    My daughter is very creative and loves drawing, it’s her passion. It’s great that kids can learn whilst still having fun x

  32. Emma Chapman
    April 17, 2018 / 11:05 am

    I love the fact it’s creative learning and the colour makes it come to life!

  33. Susan B
    April 17, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I have a bit of a thing about maps and am rather hoping that the children will too when they get older. What better way to start than this?

  34. Michelle Ferguson
    April 17, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    I have never seen these before but they look brilliant, would make a great present for my nephew

  35. Kristin Burdsall
    April 18, 2018 / 9:18 am

    My daughter has recently become interested in our planet and the planets in general. She loves a globe my parents bought her recently and it has pride of place in her bedroom. She would love a craft like this as it combines her love of art and the world around her

  36. Kim M
    April 18, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    What a great site – I’ve got loads of ideas for presents – love the Golden Circle Tealight Candle Holders x

    April 18, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    This is a super site with so many gift ideas too. I love the pillowcase and would give it to my granddaughter to whom it would give hours of please.

  38. Kerryn Johnson
    April 18, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    I love the uniqueness of it .what a fabulous idea to learn kids. My granddaughter would love it

  39. Caroline Blaza
    April 18, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    My daughter would love this as she enjoys colouring and this is such a cool idea x

  40. paula cheadle
    April 19, 2018 / 1:15 am

    I love that they can learn about the world, whilst having some fun

  41. Elaine Saberi
    April 19, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Excellent idea a great way to learn and play at the same time

  42. April 19, 2018 / 9:42 am

    My children love drawing and doodling – you can learn so much through art!

  43. Jeanette Leighton
    April 19, 2018 / 11:37 am

    My daughter Sheriah 5 loves colouring and has started getting really good at it

  44. claire
    April 19, 2018 / 11:48 am

    these look a great way to help kids to learn while they are enjoying a crafty activity. My children love colouring and it would be great to see them enjoying doing this and we could talk about what they are colouring – and they would love the end result – win win situation !

  45. carol Boffey
    April 19, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    learning mode made fun

  46. Stevie Fairbairn
    April 19, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I think the best part is getting the kids involved in craft.

  47. Ruth Wollerton
    April 19, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    My boys would love this arty fun, learning at the same time too. Great idea xxx

  48. sheri Darby
    April 19, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    These look great fun as they are so individual

  49. April 19, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Looks great fun. I’m all for making learning fun and what a fab idea.

    April 19, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    This would suit youngest grandson, he always has to be doing something and would love this

  51. Tee Simpson
    April 19, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I love the fact that kids can make it their own and express themselves through colour. They can also learn to.

  52. April 19, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    My daughter loves to color and would find this so fun. And it would be nice to mark off where we’ve visited. (Though I do have to admit that I’m going to be checking out the cross stitch map for myself.)

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