Are your students exploring continents in your homeschool? Grab these free resources for learning about Africa, the world’s hottest continent.
Africa isn’t only hot because of the weather. I am going to take this opportunity to share my passion with you.
Africa and MMA right now.
Africa is HOT right now in my family because we are HUGE MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans. Right now in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), there are THREE champions from the continent of Africa!
Israel Adesanya (Nigerian) is the Middleweight Champion, Kamaru Usman (also Nigerian) is the Welterweight Champion, and Francis Ngannou (from Cameroon) is the Heavy Weight Champion.
These three men are absolutely fantastic and talented. Above all, they consider themselves brothers, help each other out, and have been great champions.
They just seem like all-around nice guys. It is so nice to see people at that level being great examples for children who practice MMA.
Of course, this has helped my kids engage with our lessons about the continent of Africa. They immediately looked up Nigeria and Cameroon on the globe.
We couldn’t just stop there, obviously. Our kids learned so much more about the continent of Africa.
Africa and geography.
Discussing Africa’s geography with your kids will be an attention grabber.
The continent of Africa, as we mentioned above, is the world’s hottest continent. 60% of its land surface is deserts and drylands.
Africa is also the most centrally-located continent in the world.
You can use this as a visual on a globe or map in your homeschool to show how the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude) and the equator (0 degrees latitude) cut right across it.
Since the equator passes right through the continent, it receives direct sunlight throughout the year.
The African continent also holds the Nile River, the world’s longest river, and the Sahara, the world’s largest desert.
Another cool aspect of Africa’s geography that my daughter found awesome was that Senegal has a pink lake!
Africa, the continent.
You guys are homeschoolers, so this may not be an issue you have heard of, but do you know some people think Africa is a country?
In fact, there are 54 sovereign countries in Africa – 48 countries on the continental mainland and six island nations.
As you might expect from the second-largest continent and one with so many countries, the population is huge, too. There are about 1.3 billion people living there.
Consequently, there are over 2,000 different languages spoken on the continent.
Africa has many minerals like oil, copper, gold, diamonds, platinum, and it has numerous agricultural products such as corn, coffee, wheat, and fruits.
How amazing is Africa?!
Your kids will get the very most of their continent unit with these resources, free printables, and worksheets for learning about Africa:
10 Days of African History for Kids | Look! We’re Learning
Africa: A Homeschool Unit Study | HubPages
Africa Unit With FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
Resources for a Geographic Study of Africa! | Morah Sheli
Africa Unit Study and Lapbook | I Choose Joy
Africa Reading Comprehension FREE Worksheet | All Kids Network
Montessori-Inspired Study of Africa | Living Montessori Now
Africa Geography | Ducksters
Continent Study of AFRICA for Kids | The Pinay Homeschooler
Introduction to Africa Lesson Plan for Kids | Look! We’re Learning
Africa Resources and FREE Downloads | Just Us – Hebrews 110
Africa Unit: Basic Facts About Africa | Homeschool Den
Learning About the Continent of Africa | TrilliumMontessori.ORG
Africa is Not a Country (Video) | Art with Miss H
Our Africa Unit Study | The Willow and Owl
African Reading Passages and Multiple Choice Questions | Easy Teacher Worksheets
FREE Printable Maps: Map of Climate of Africa | Print Free
Africa for Kids! Movies, Shows, and Playlists for Your Continent Study | The Homeschool Resource Room
Africa Unit Study Ideas | Mama of Many Blessings
FREE Africa Physical Map Worksheet | Homeschool Helper Online
Africa Vocabulary FREE Word Search | Monster Word Search
FREE Download: African Safari Junior Printable Pack | Motherhood on a Dime
Learn all about the animals from Africa:
Simple African Animal And Continent Map Cut-And-Paste Activity (FREE Printables) – Montessori | Living Montessori Now
Animals of Africa Activities For Tots & Preschoolers W/ FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
Animals of the African Savannah Lapbook | Look We’re Learning
African Animals Montessori Printables – FREE 3 Part Cards | 1Plus1Plus1Plus1Equals1
African Animals Word Search Puzzle FREE | Print it Free
Books about Africa for kids to check out of the local library:
Africa Books for Kids | Happy Brown House
Children’s Books About Africa | Starts at Eight
Read The World: Books About Africa For Kids | Kid World Citizen
African Folktales For Kids: 20 Stunning Picture Books | What Do We Do All Day
Children’s Books Set in Africa | Kids Travel Books
Introducing Africa and the Anansi Tales (and Book Activities) | Glimmer Cat Education
Arts and crafts all about Africa:
African Sunset Shadow Tracing Art | Taming Little Monsters
African Paper Plate Necklaces Craft | Green Kid Crafts
Kente “Cloth”: African Print Project | The Unlikely Homeschool
Read and Craft “Anansi & Turtle” West African Folktales | Layers of Learning
Cool Crafts for Kids – African Masks | The Chaos and the Clutter
African Necklace Craft for Kids | Ofamily Learning Together
Madagascar Weaving Craft for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs
15+ FREE Printable Crafts of the African Savannah | Learn Create Love
10 Traditional African Crafts For Kids To Make | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Studying specific countries in Africa:
Countries of Africa Connection Lapbooks | Homeschool Share
Nigeria Theme Unit | edHelper
The Educational Summer Vacation: Studying Rwanda | Unremarkable Files
8 Fun Facts about Ghana + Activities and Games to Learn More! | Multicultural Kids Blog
Niger Geography Printables and Unit Study Links | Homeschool Creations
Uganda Matching Game FREE Printable | Go Places with Kids
FREE Uganda Facts & Worksheets | KidsKonnect
10 Fun Facts About Tanzania for Kids | Multicultural Kids Blog
FREE Geography Unit Study: East Africa Unit Study Kenya & Tanzania | Homeschool Lesson Plans
Shisima – A Cool Math Game from Kenya | B-Inspired Mama
Expedition Earth: Kenya | Confessions of a Homeschooler
Around the World in 12 Dishes: Kenya | Adventures in Mommydom
Read Color and Learn about KENYA | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
Let’s Explore Nigeria | Little Explorers Big World
FREE Egypt Printable | The Relaxed Homeschool
FREE Geography Unit Study: Egypt | Homeschool Lesson Plans
FREE Printable Ancient Egypt Worksheets | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
West Africa STEM Activity Challenges! | Teach Student Savvy
History FREE Card Game for South Africa | Thrifty Homeschoolers
South African Lapbook and Meal | Simple Living Creative Learning
Activities for hands-on learning alongside your Africa lessons:
Musical Story for Preschoolers to Enjoy: African Inspired Walk to the River! | Magical Movement Company
FUN Activities for Your Africa Lesson Plans! | The Homeschool Resource Room
African Achi Game | Green Kid Crafts
Three African Clapping Games from Liberia (Video) | Africa Heartwood Project
A is for Africa (Montessori – inspired Activities for Preschoolers) | Unschool the Teacher
Africa Themed Fine Motor Trays | TrilliumMontessori.ORG
Write a Postcard From Africa FREE Download Activity | Education.com
World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable | Starts at Eight
FREE Continents Color Pages (Africa) | Homeschool Printables for Free
Don’t miss out on Daily Skill Building’s Geography Activity Pack and Geography Terms Notebook. Get the very most out of your geography units with these resources below:
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!