FREE Printables & Resources to Learn About Explorers

Published:
December 17, 2019

Annette Breedlove

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Annette Breedlove

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When we talk about explorers, we often think of those who explored the world by ship or ground expedition. But it can include so much more. Those who have flown in space are also explorers. Regardless of where they’ve explored, we wouldn’t know what we know without them!

That’s why I think it’s important that we teach our kids about the men and women who have explored this world before us. They were the ones who found the Americas and introduced us to the Native Americans. They were the ones who took us to space and the moon. And they were the ones who introduced us to countries and peoples we may never see in person.

World map with rope to indicate exploration

It is because of these explorers that we have geography and history books. So whether you choose to teach your children about one new country a month or focus on a specific region for the entire year, we hope these resources about exploration will be helpful.

We have gathered printables, activities, and even some crafts to help you put together a fun and exciting unit study about explorers.

Famous Explorers Research Cards | The Canadian Homeschooler

Explorers Tot & PreK-K Pack | In All You Do

FREE Famous People Mini Quiz Pack Volume 1 – Explorers {Instant Download} | Homeschool Giveaways

Marco Polo Unit Study | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Vikings for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

6 Unit Study Resources: Mountain Men – Explorers of the West | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

6 Unit Study Resources Mountain Men Explorers of the West

Kennedy Space Center Coloring Page | Education.com

FREE Printable Explorer Journal | Fleece Fun

Explorers Notebooking Pages | In All You Do

Christopher Columbus Printables | Teaching with Children’s Books

Age of Exploration Timeline Printable | Layers of Learning

Explorers A to Z Volume 2 Garnier to Le Maire

History of Explorers: Explorers A to Z – Volume 1 {Instant Download} | Homeschool Giveaways

Drake, Hudson and Cartier for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Explorers Trading Cards | Ginger Snaps Treats & Tidbits for Teachers

Explorer’s Unit and Notebook Pages | Homeschool Share

Explorers Emergent Readers | In All You Do

Christopher Columbus Lapbook and Notebook Study | Marine Corps Nomads

Famous Explorers Notebooking Pages | Homeschool Helper Online

Magellan & The Spanish Conquistadors for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

FREE Discover the Great Explorers Notebooking Journal 

Discover the Great Explorers workbook cover

History of Explorers: Explorers A to Z – Volume 2 {Instant Download} | Homeschool Giveaways

Christopher Columbus Notebooking Pages | In All You Do

Lewis & Clark Coloring Page | Crayola.com

Lewis and Clark Expedition – The Ultimate Guide | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Lewis & Clark the Ultimate Guide

New World Explorers Timeline | Homeschool in the Woods

FREE Early Explorers Worksheets for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

History of Explorers: Explorers A to Z Volume 3 {Instant Download} | Homeschool Giveaways

FREE Explorers Coloring Pages | In All You Do

Curriculum Guide: Circumnavigation | The Washington Post

Hispanic Exploration in America | Library of Congress

Those Who Have Come Before Me – Space Exploration Lesson Plan | NASA

European Explorers Columbus, Vasco de Gama, and Vespucci for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Explorers Lesson Plans | Education World

Explorers Mini Puzzle Unit | In All You Do

Exploring the Moon | NASA

Hands-on Explorer’s Unit | Adventures in Mommydom

Marco Polo and Henry the Navigator Lesson for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Outline Maps | Eduplace.com

All About Sacagawea | edHelper.com

Explorers Writing Activities | In All You Do

History of Explorers: Explorers A to Z Volume 4 {Instant Download} | Homeschool Giveaways

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Crafts & Activities

7 Educational Movies for Kids About Westward Expansion | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Age of Exploration Game | Adventures in Mommydom

World Explorer Game for 2 Players | Line Upon Line Learning

Have Your Own Lewis & Clark Expedition | Homegrown Learners

DIY Animal Track Molds | Frugal Fun 4 Boys & Girls

Mapping World Explorers | Crayola

Explorer Ships Craft | Artsonia

Lewis & Clark Explore the Park | Adventures in Mommydom

STEM & Geography How to Build an Ancient Viking Ship

How to Build an Ancient Viking Ship | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

18 Boat Crafts for Kids to Make | Kids Activities

Printable Passport for Kids | Living Life and Learning

Printable Passport for Kids text and background image example of printable kid\'s activity

Space Rocks | Twitchetts

Foil Printed Moon Craft | A Dab of Glue Will Do

Fizzy Stars Science Experiment | Fun-A-Day

Handprint Art Space Rocket | The Inspiration Edit

Star Constellations Mini Booklet | Pocket of Preschool

Cardboard Tube Space Shuttle | A Little Pinch of Perfect

DIY Telescope | Highlights

Astronaut Paper Dolls | Adventure in a Box

 

Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!

World map with rope to indicate exploration

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