Geography games are the best way to learn geography for kids! You can have all sorts of fun using map games and geography activities to teach kids about the world we live in, at the same time as giving a real taste of adventure.
Teaching homeschool geography to William and Catherine is a delight because we've come up with so many geography games for kids which help us travel the world without leaving home.
I'm going to cover lots of fun geography activities involving everything from finding out where animals live to eating homemade barbecue sauce from Maryland.
And one of the best geography activities for kids is:
This is one of those fantastic geography activities for kids which teaches so much homeschool geography at the same time as awakening one of the most enjoyable instincts buried deep inside all of us - the treasure hunt.
You'll soon see geocaching for kids is great for all ages, from toddler to adult!
Geocaching is basically a hunt to find buried 'treasure' hidden at different locations. You'll find it teaches all sorts of homeschool geography activities:
But there is one other marvelous side-effect of geocaching for kids; you'll know we love outdoor crafts and learning homeschool bushcraft but you may not know that we struggle with a common parent problem - getting the kids to go on walks.
Geocaching for kids is one of those ideal geography games which gets your kids desperate to get into the outdoors!
Getting kids interested in map reading activities is one of those life-long skills which homeschool geography can really encourage. You'll find we love map games and have invented lots of homeschool ones ourselves which we'll share with you - but one of the best has to be geocaching for kids.
All you need do is to go on the geocaching website and sign up for free. If you click on a map of the area around you it will give you the sites of all the hidden caches.
But, before you start your geography activities, here are some tips:
Once you've found a few caches and got the hang of it, you could make your geography games really pay off by:
I'm going to be covering lots more map games and homeschool geography for kids but it was Hannah and Isaac who told us about geocaching (thanks you two!) and it's rapidly become our homeschool favorite.
Have a go and see for yourself at: geocaching.com
Geography really comes to life with geography games for kids!
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