I love playful learning games and am always looking for the best geography and history games for my kids. Because isn’t it the best to learn through play? So, here are some of my family’s favorite history and geography games and puzzles.
U.S. Geography Games & Puzzles
Melissa & Doug Wooden USA Map Puzzle
This colorful wooden puzzle helps children develop matching, memory and motor skills while they learn about United States geography. I also recommend the large U.S.A. Floor Puzzle.
Wallies Peel and Stick Wall Play Mural, US State Map
Wallies Peel & Stick Wall Play US State Map mural is made of durable, self-adhesive backed vinyl that can be removed and repositioned easily.
Melissa & Doug License Plate Game
FUN!! Learn the name and location of all fifty states, identify states by their license plate design or simply plot your trip by flipping the states along your route. Love this when you’re in the car.
Interactive USA Talking Map
Learn about the USA’s geography, cities, weather, and more.
United States Memory Matching Game
Can you remember the capitals of the 50 states? Match them together to collect a pair!
Race Across the USA Game
Visit 6 states and answer grade-level geography questions then race back to your home state. For ages 8 and up.
Game of the States
Race your trucks across the country, buying products in some states and selling them in others. Geography and STEM skills for ages 8+.
Great States Geography Board Game
Play and learn with this educational game about U.S. geography for ages 7+.
US States and Capitals Wrap-Up
Practice matching the cities and capitals as well as their two letter abbreviations. Self-correcting so kids can see what they got wrong.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun
You can’t beat the photographs in this geography book! State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours.
Trivia Game – American Trivia Family Edition Board Game (Ages 9+)
Travel the USA without leaving home! Starting at the East Coast, players make their way across the game board map to the West Coast by answering questions about America.
Scrambled States by Gamewright
This is one of our FAVORITE geography games but you’ll have to buy a used copy to get it. Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges.
So which game will you start with first?
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