Afterwards, they are ready to learn the countries. I recommend starting with the country they live in first.
A Country A Day
Using a globe, turn the globe while your child closes their eyes and blindly selects a country using their finger.
(To change things up, sometimes have them spin, and you pick out the country, or another variation. If you don’t have a globe, a large wall map could also be used with some obvious adjustments.)
Then they get to open their eyes and see where their finger landed. If they happen to touch water, no big deal, just spin and repeat.
For some additional fun educational play, if you have an ipad, one free app that my daughter and I both play is Map the World – Travelzoo Inc. It’s a puzzle game, and they don’t have to know the countries yet to be able to play.