I was talking with my friend from America a while back and she embarrassingly asks me if the island where I live was part of a continent. This is a completely legitimate question, considering the way and what we’re taught about continents growing up.
We learned about 7 continents, that’s it. We assumed that everything in between, if there was anything in between, just fell under one of those 7 continents. So, when teaching your kids about the 7 continents make sure you talk about those outliers and transcontinental countries that we really never learned about as kids. For now, let these worksheets help you teach your kids about the continents of the world.
Isn’t it funny, as homeschool moms, that we learn new things right along with our kids? I really appreciate that about the process of homeschooling my children. I love teaching my kids things that I never knew and to make sure I teach them things I wish I had the opportunity to learn when I was a child.
If you are curious, I live in Tonga, an archipelago (small island groups). It isn’t part of a continent or a territory of one. We are a little kingdom in the South Pacific, part of the Oceania geographic region that includes Australasia (Australasia comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands), Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
It is super cool to learn about places not part of continents as we were taught as kids. Nevertheless, learning about continents is super interesting. As a kid, I was so interested in how the continents all seemed to fit together perfectly like a puzzle.
As I got older it was even more interesting to learn that God flooding the Earth could have made this puzzle possible. Almost any lesson can be tied back to the Creator of all things.
If you are teaching your homeschool about the seven continents this year, these worksheets will be great to go alongside your geography lessons. If you have older children, I challenge you to task them to learn about those non-continental nations or those countries that spread through more than one continent. It is quite fascinating.
Grab these worksheets to teach your kids about the continents of the world in your homeschool:
FREE 7 Continents Worksheets | Printable Worksheets
FREE Printable: Continents Graphic Organizer | We are Teachers
FREE Continents and Oceans PDF | JumpStart
FREE Continent Cards (color-coded) | Montessori Print Shop
Continents and Oceans Worksheets – FREE Word Search, Quiz and More | Itsy Bitsy Fun
FREE Continents Nomenclature Cards | The Helpful Garden
FREE Continents Book for Kids | 123Homeschool4Me
Learn the Continents: FREE Printable | Mamas Learning Corner
FREE World Map Continent Printable | Life of a Homeschool Mom
Which is this Continent FREE Printable | Alex.State.Al.Us
Montessori Cultural Materials ~ Continent Folders Printable Set | The Natural Homeschool
Montessori Animals and Their Continents Geography Activity | Gift of Curiosity
7 Continents Mini Book | Grade School Giggles
Continents and Oceans Activities Interactive Notebook | Teacher’s Brain – Cindy Martin
Seven Continents Worksheets | Lucky to be in First
Continent Race Geography for Kids Card Game – Kids 7+ Award Winning – Learn Continents & Countries World Map, Educational Board Games for FamiliesContinent Puzzle Combo Pack (171 Pieces in 5 Puzzles)Continents: What You Need to Know (Fact Files)World Globes for Kids – Larger Size Educational World Globe with Stand Adults Desktop Geographic Gobles Discovery World Globe Educational Toy for Children – Geography Learning Toy (Blue)
Learning about continents can be pretty awesome, especially if you get into the cultures and the people that occupy them. Learning about the people is a great way to talk to your kids about the Great Commission.
Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Jesus goes on to teach that, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come” – Matthew 24:14
In teaching the continents, it’s exciting for kids to actually see that when every single person in those lands has heard the good news, Jesus will return. As children learn about the world and God’s Word, they will conceptualize the need to prepare for His coming. Praise God for the good news that will spread across every continent and nation!
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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