Free Printables and Worksheets for Learning About South America

April 14, 2021

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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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.

Free Printables and Worksheets for Learning About South America text and background image of a finger pointing to South America on a map


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.

South America Facts

South America Continent Study

South America Printables

Check out these free printables and worksheets for learning about South America.

South America Facts, Printables, Books, Activities, Lessons & More! text with collage of images in the background of children\'s books about South America

South America Worksheets

South America Flags Printables

South America Geography Printables

South America Worksheets

South America Rainforests

Explore resources and printables about the Amazon Rainforest in South America.

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

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