Free Resources for Learning About the World’s Mountains

February 17, 2021

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Boy, do I miss the beauty of mountainous views and landscapes. If you are studying different terrains or biomes in your geography units, then these free resources for learning about the world’s mountains will be a great addition.

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Living in a country with absolutely NO mountains, you grow to appreciate their beauty even more. We have a couple of foothills but literally only a couple.

It makes me sad really. Not being around basic different types of terrain and landforms, you wish you would have taken a moment to appreciate them more.

You wish you would have taken just one more photo, just one more look to keep it in your memory bank.

I did some contractual work for the country of Australia and was sent to Fiji for a conference.

Looking out the window of the plane at Fiji upon landing, after years and years on our flat island country, I was in awe. 

I was so happy to see mountains and rivers flowing through the mountain valleys. It was a beautiful sight, and I will never forget it;, that vision is in my memory bank.

Do you have any mountain view memories? Cherish them. Mountains are one of the most breathtaking landforms of God’s creation.

A mountain is considered a landform that rises high above the surrounding land area. Usually, mountains are higher than 1,968 feet. Anything under this height is considered a hill – not a mountain.

The common features of mountains include the following: a summit (the top of a mountain), the slope (side of the mountain), and a gorge (a very steep valley between mountains).

Did you know that mountains exist on every single continent? How about the cool fact that the very highest mountains on earth are actually at the bottom of the sea?

In studying mountains, your kids will find out a whole ton of cool facts.

Here a few world mountain facts that my kids thought were cool:

-The state of Hawaii is, in fact, at the very top of a volcanic mountain in the Pacific Ocean. More than half of this volcanic mountain is below the water level.

The Tallest Mountain In The World Is Actually Right Here In The U.S. | Only in Your State

-About 80% of our whole planet’s fresh water comes from mountains.

-The highest 14 mountains of the world are found in the Himalayas.

Facts on the Himalayas for Kids | Sciencing

FREE Printables – Animals of the Himalayas

Free Animals of the Himalaya Mountains Printables text with image collage of different animals

-Here are the five highest world mountains:

Mount Everest – 29,029 feet high on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China)

(Video) Mount Everest Facts for Kids! | Mr. DeMaio

K2 – 28,251 feet high on the border of Pakistan and China

Kanchenjunga – 28,169 feet high on the border of Nepal and India

Lhotse – 27,940 feet high on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China)

Makalu – 27,838 feet high  on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China)

-Approximately one-tenth of the world’s people live on mountains.

Explore these free resources for learning about the world’s mountains:

FREE Copywork and Coloring Pages for Mountain Animals

Animals Coloring & Copywork Free Download text and image of a animal with horns

The Mountain Environment Resource | Primary Homework Help

Awesome Montessori Preschool Unit on Mountains | Carrots are Orange

Childrens Camping Books (Mountain Unit Study) | Mommy Evolution

Mountain Facts for Kids | Cool Kid Facts

Earth Science for Kids: Mountain Geology | Ducksters

Fun Mountain Facts for Kids | Easy Science For Kids

Mountains Information and Facts | National Geographic

Astonishing Facts & Information about Mountains for Kids | First Cry Parenting

25 Riveting Mountain Facts For Kids To Know | MomJunction

Mountains | The School Run

FREE Mountains Worksheet – Printable Words Puzzle Worksheet | Easy Science for Kids

Mountain Ranges of the World – FREE poster | Scholastic

The Most Famous Mountains | TrekBible

FREE Mountain Worksheets | 3D Geography

Complete the Mountains FREE Worksheet |

US Mountain Ranges FREE Worksheet | Kids Academy

Top Ten Highest Mountains in the World List | Science for Kids

Geography for Kids: Mountain Ranges | Ducksters

Mountains | Kids Discover

Top 10 Mountain Peaks : Geography for Kids | Ducksters

Mountain-themed resources for early learners:

Preschool Playdough Mats: Mountain Playdough Shape Mats | Look We’re Learning

*FREEBIE* Bump, Hill, or Mountain Posters – Emotional Regulation Strategy | A Primary Purpose

FREE Montessori Practical Life Cutting Strips – Mountain Theme | Carrots Are Orange Montessori

Major Rivers and Mountains of the US FREEBIE | Neatly Stacked

Crafts and activities about mountains:

25 DIY Mountain Crafts and Decor Tutorials | Saved by Love Creations

Egg Carton Mountain Craft | The Smile On

Creating Torn Paper Mountain Landscapes | Make and Takes

How to Make Cardboard Mountains | Super How To

3-D Snowy Mountain Winter Craft (Out of Recycled Drink Carrier) | I Heart Crafty Things

How to Make a Mountain Out of Paper Mache  | eHow

Mountains FREE Coloring Pages | Super Coloring

FREE Geography Printables: Mountains of the U.S. | Areas on for Homeschool

Videos and cool virtual tours that help you teach all about mountains:

Note to parents: some videos may include mention of evolution, so please review them before sharing with your children. If you’d like to learn more about the scientific evidence of a young Earth, please explore these Free Young Earth Resources and these Free Resources to Teach Creation Science.

Where Do Mountains Come From? – Geology for Kids | SciShow Kids

Will a Mountain Last Forever? | Mystery Science

Science Facts for Kids About Mountains Part – 1 | The Kids Pool

Fun Mountain Facts for Kids | Easy Science For Kids

Types of Mountains and How They are Formed | MooMooMath and Science

Virtual Field Trip to The Smoky Mountains | Visit Sevierville

Virtual Walk Alpine Mountains Filmed in Switzerland And Italy | World Nature Video

The Mountains | True Virtual Tours

Virtual Mountains

Books and reading resources all about mountains:

Favorite Mountain Books for Kids | Keeping Life Creative

Literature Unit Study: When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant | As We Walk Along the Road

Remember while teaching mountains that we can surely incorporate God’s word and weave it throughout our lessons.

Here are a few Scriptures about mountains to share with your kids for memorization through your lessons on mountains:

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Psalm 90:2 (ESV)

“In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also.” Psalms 95:4 (ESV)

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