I believe so strongly in the importance of our children having a global perspective- knowing the world is so much more than about them, their neighborhood, and their country.
Continuing the week’s theme of geography, I’ve found 30 fun activities to facilitate a global perspective.
The most important thing for kids to start with is learning their home address. You’d be surprised how many kids don’t know or have forgotten their home address. (and phone number.) Practice this often!
Read about geography and maps.
- Me on the Map
- The Little Man in the Map
- National Geographic Beginner’s World Atlas
- Once Upon a Time Enchanted Map Book
Play map games.
- Ticket to Ride Europe
- Scrambled States (more on this tomorrow!)
- License Plate Game
- eeBoo USA Bingo
- Map Tangle
Solve map puzzles.
Extend your geography learning with play.
- Flag sticker book
- Make your own Continent bags.
- Learn cardinal directions with a fun craft.
- Discover new cultures with printable world paper dolls or more printable global girls.
Practice geography on the computer.
Out and About
- Let your kids follow a map of your driving route.
- Go geocaching or letterboxing. I want to try both this summer! Have you tried either?
On the iPad
- See yesterday’s post for good geography iPad apps.
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