If your kids have learned their continents and are ready to dive more into details or unit studies, then you need to grab these free printables and South America worksheets for learning about South America.
This post is part of the Exploring the Continents Series
South America is North America’s closest neighbor, so the natural progression in our homeschool was to go there next.
My kids and I were also a little biased, as one of our favorite martial arts is from South America – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
We have really gotten so much out of our unit studies on continents this far. We cover so many topics with just one overarching topic. From geography to history to music, South America will be an exciting unit for your kids at home.
Geography of South America
There are 12 countries in South America and 3 additional areas that are not independent nations that have a combined population of 433 million people.
The largest country in South America is Brazil. It covers over half of the continent’s landmass. It’s a little smaller than the United States and a little larger than Australia.
My kids were really interested in the Amazon Rainforest and Amazon River, the second-largest river in the world (1st is the Nile). They thought it was cool that the Amazon River carried more water than all the other 10 biggest rivers combined.
Want to know another crazy thing about South America’s geography? Even though it is home to the Amazon Rainforest, one of the wettest places on the planet, it is also home to the Atacama Desert – the driest place on earth.
Your kids will have plenty to learn from in a unit on South America. The South America worksheets below will help.
South America Worksheets
Explore these resources to help your students read and learn about South America.
- 130+ Awesome South America Unit Study Ideas | Mama of Many blessings
- South America School Work Ideas | Montessori Teachings
- Continent Boxes: South America | What Did We Do All Day
- 10 YouTube Videos for Exploring South America | Book Shark
- Central and South America for Kids! Streaming Resources for Your Continent Study | The Homeschool Resource Room
- Children’s Books About South America | Intentional Homeschooling
- South America Unit Study Resources | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
South America Facts
- Cool South America Facts For Kids | Cool Kid Facts
- South America Facts for Kids | Kids World Travel Guide
- South America Continent Facts For Kids | DK Find Out
- South America Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle
South America Continent Study
- Geography for Kids: South America – Flags, Maps, and More | Ducksters
- Continent Study of South America | The Pinay Homeschooler
South America Printables
Check out these free printables and worksheets for learning about South America.
- FREE Machu Picchu Mini Book & Completed South America Lapbook | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
- South America Unit Study– Colorful FREE Printable Map | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
- Continent Study: South America (with FREE Printables) | The Pinay Homeschooler
- South America Unit Study–FREE Vocabulary & Copywork | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
- South America Facts, Books, FREE Printables, Lessons, Activities & more! | the Natural Homeschool
South America Worksheets
- South America FREE Continent Worksheet 2 | All Kids Network
- FREE South America Printables | ThoughtCo.
- South America FREE Notebooking Page | Homeschool Helper Online
- Stunning FREE Old Maps of South America To Print | Picture Box Blue
- South America Unit W/ FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
South America Flags Printables
- FREE South American Flags Wheel | Enchanted Learning
- FREE Countries Match Up Cards & Flags of South America | Every Star is Different
- South America Country by Country Flags and Country FREE Resource | 1Plus1Plus1Equals1
South America Geography Printables
- FREE South America Coloring Page | The Color.com
- South America – FREE Educational Printables | Montessori Nature
- World Geography Scavenger Hunt: South America ~ FREE Printable | Starts at Eight
- FREE South America map | Printable World Map
- Capitals of South America Geography FREE Worksheet | Worksheets-to-Print
- South America Geography Salt Dough Map + FREE Printable Pennants | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
- Animals of South America for the Montessori Wall Map & Quietbook with FREE Printables | Imagine Our Life
South America Worksheets
- Brazil For Kids FREE Printables | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- FREE Printable Brazil Cards | Research Planet
- Brazil Geography Printables – FREE Printable Download | Homeschool Creations
- All About Peru for Toddlers (FREE Resources and Printables) | Baby Devotions
- Argentina Geography Printables – FREE Printable Download | Homeschool Creations
- Peru Facts and FREE Puzzles in Spanish and English | Spanish Playground
- Read Color and Learn about PARAGUAY | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
- Colombia For Kids FREE Country Study Resources | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Read Color and Learn about COLOMBIA | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
- Chile Coloring Pages – Read Color and Learn | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
- South America Study: Costa Rica | Passport Academy
South America Rainforests
Explore resources and printables about the Amazon Rainforest in South America.
- FREE Rainforest Resources ~ Printables, Activities, Recipes & MORE
- Animals of the Rain Forest Resources
- Animals of the Amazon Rain Forest Printables
- Rainforest Animals Notebooking Unit
- Rainforest Animal Research Report FREEBIES! | Teacher Bits and Bobs
- Amazon Rainforest of South America Resource | Exploring Nature
South American Music
Don’t forget also to explore the music of South America with your kids. Your kids will enjoy listening to music kids in South America enjoy as well.
Songs of South & Central America | Mama Lisa’s World
South America for Kids — Wan Boto | All Around This World
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!