30 Fun Geography Activities for Kids

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.

Play map games.

Solve map puzzles.

Make maps.

Extend your geography learning with play.

Out and About

On the iPad

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  • http://sjthomeschool.blogspot.com/ Jamie

    Love these ideas. Although my girls are only 2 and 4 so some of them are a little advanced. I love the idea of making a salt dough map.
    Jamie
    http://sjthomeschool.blogspot.com/

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  • http://www.kidworldcitizen.org Becky

    We LOVE maps! Great ideas for all ages!! Geo-literacy is an important skill that many schools don’t have the time to teach- yet how can our students be successful without map skills? It is so wonderful when parents start teaching their kids about the world from a young age:).

  • http://TrekkingthePlanet.net Daren Van Soye

    OMGosh, Melissa! These are G-R-E-A-T! We will be sure to highlight your site and this article in particular on our website and in an upcoming story for our weekly education newsletter (we have 850 educators in 20 countries following our journey). If you have other ideas on ways we can help you, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email.

    Love what you are doing here!

    Best Regards,
    Darren

    Darren Van Soye
    Co-founder, TrekkingthePlanet
    http://TrekkingthePlanet.net

    • http://imaginationsoup.net Melissa Taylor

      Thank, Darren – I love your site and your mission!

  • http://jennifischer.blogspot.com Jen Fischer

    My toddler (2.5 yo) recently became very interested in maps when we grabbed one at a hotel for him to play with in the hotel room. He loves looking at them – finding numbers, airplanes, landmarks, so I love having even more ideas for using maps with him. His uncle recently moved to Thailand, so we’ve been using Google Maps — if you click on the yellow man you can move him around to any place on the map and then see a Google Earth image of that place. My toddler loves doing this!

  • http://52brandnew.com Danielle

    We love maps at our house! I bought a map for our family room where we put pins in all the places we’ve visited. The kids love it, and it is a great keepsake.

    We’ll be sure to check out the Scrambled States game. Looks cute!

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