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.
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
-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:
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 | Education.com
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
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
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)
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!