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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: Africa ~ FREE Printable

Geography can feel dry and boring, but there are actually many fun ways to learn geography! One of the ways is with this World Geography Scavenger Hunt that I came up with to help make it more fun for my kids.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Africa from Starts At Eight

This Africa printable is the third in my series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables. The other four World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables are South America, and North & Central America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Africa Facts

  • The African continent has the second largest population in the world at approximately 1 billion people.
  • Africa is the hottest continent on earth.
  • The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.
  • Africa has the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator.
  • Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest island in the world. It is in the Indian Ocean off the East coast of Africa.
  • Africa is the land of the largest animals. Home to the fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah; the world’s largest land animal, the African elephant; the world’s tallest animal, the giraffe; the world’s largest primate, the gorilla; and the world’s largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt ‚Äď Africa

Get out your wall map or atlas and get ready for some fun! Need some suggestions for map/atlas resources? Check out this Geography Resources article.

If you want to do this on an individual basis as more of a mapping exercise, consider purchasing Wonder Maps from Bright Ideas Press. It is a mapping software that includes political, physical, and historical maps. It allows you to select what features you want to show on the map and then print out as many copies as you need.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt FREE Printable: Africa from Starts At Eight

Download World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Africa

Geography bundle -- North Star Geography and WonderMaps

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables

Print and use all the World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables! I will link the rest of the series here as I create them!

1. South America

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable South America from Starts At Eight

2. Europe

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Europe from Starts At Eight

3. Asia

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Asia from Starts At Eight

4. North & Central America

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: North & Central America from Starts At Eight

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World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables: South America from Starts At Eight

5 Fun Ways to Learn Countries & Capitals from Starts At Eight

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World Geography Scavenger Hunt: North & Central America~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: North & Central America~ FREE Printable

Geography lends itself to some fun games. One of the things my children like to do is a sort of atlas scavenger hunt. For this reason I am creating a series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables. 

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables North & Central America from Starts At Eight

This North & Central America printable is the second in my series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables. The other four World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables are South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

North & Central America Facts

  • The city with the largest population in North America is Mexico City, Mexico. The most populous country is the United States (2010 census).
  • The longest river in North America is the Mississippi-Missouri River System.
  • Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world by area. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada.
  • The country of Greenland is the biggest island on the planet.
  • The North American and South American continents are thought to have been named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
  • Canada is slightly larger than the United States in area making it the second largest country by area in the world (after Russia).
  • There once was a country called Central America. Today it is divided up into Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.
  • The Panama Canal allows ships to cross Central America from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. The canal is a manmade construction that traverses 50 miles across the country of Panama.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt – North & Central America

Get out your wall map or atlas and get ready for some fun! Need some suggestions for map/atlas resources? Check out this Geography Resources article.

If you want to do this on an individual basis as more of a mapping exercise, consider purchasing Wonder Maps from Bright Ideas Press. It is a mapping software that includes political, physical, and historical maps. It allows you to select what features you want to show on the map and then print out as many copies as you need.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: North & Central America from Starts At Eight

Download World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable North & Central America

Geography bundle -- North Star Geography and WonderMaps

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables

Print and use all the World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables! I will link the rest of the series here as I create them!

1. South America

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable South America from Starts At Eight

2. Europe

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Europe from Starts At Eight

3. Asia

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Asia from Starts At Eight

4. Africa

World Geography Scavenger Hunt FREE Printable: Africa from Starts At Eight

More Geography:

Why You Should Teach Geography In Your Homeschool from Starts At Eight

Teach Geography Hands On vs. Strictly Book from Starts At Eight

Homeschool High School Geography Resources from Starts At Eight

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables: South America from Starts At Eight

5 Fun Ways to Learn Countries & Capitals from Starts At Eight

Where in the World? Fun with Geography from Starts At Eight

Create Your Own Atlas ~ A High School Geography Project from Starts At Eight

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: South America ~ FREE Printable

World Geography Scavenger Hunt: South America ~ FREE Printable

We have found one of the most fun things to do with geography is to “find” things. My kids love it when you give them a country, landmark or physical attribute such as river, mountain, body of water, and they race to see who can find it. Since we find this to be so much fun, but we often struggle with things to come up with for them to find, I decided to create a series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables: South America from Starts At Eight

This is the first in my series of World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables. We are starting our fun off with South America.

South America Facts

  • The main languages spoken in South America is Portuguese closely followed by Spanish
  • The largest country in South America is Brazil. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world
  • South America is connected to North America by a narrow strip of land called Isthmus of Panama
  • The highest point in South America is Cerro Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains in the country of Argentina.
  • The largest South American country in both size and population is Brazil. The largest city is Sao Paulo, Brazil, which is also one of the ten largest cities in the world.
  • North and South America were named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
  • The highest waterfall in the world is Santo del Angel (also called Angel Falls). It is almost 1000 meters high!
  • The Atacama Desert in Chile is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth.
  • More than 30% of South America is covered by rainforests; the largest rainforest is the Amazon forest which is mainly enclosed within Brazil (60%)
  • The longest river in South America is the Amazon River. Measuring a distance of 6,439 km (4,001 miles) it is considered to be the second longest river in the world (to the Nile in north-east Africa)

World Geography Scavenger Hunt – South America

Get out your wall map or atlas and get ready for some fun! Need some suggestions for map/atlas resources? Check out this Geography Resources article.

If you want to do this on an individual basis as more of a mapping exercise, consider purchasing Wonder Maps from Bright Ideas Press. It is a mapping software that includes political, physical, and historical maps. It allows you to select what features you want to show on the map and then print out as many copies as you need.

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable South America from Starts At EightDownload World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: South America

Geography bundle -- North Star Geography and WonderMaps

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables

Print and use all the World Geography Scavenger Hunt printables! I will link the rest of the series here as I create them!

1. North & Central America

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: North & Central America from Starts At Eight

2. Europe

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Europe from Starts At Eight

3. Asia

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printable: Asia from Starts At Eight

4. Africa

World Geography Scavenger Hunt FREE Printable: Africa from Starts At Eight

More Geography:

Why You Should Teach Geography In Your Homeschool from Starts At Eight
Teach Geography Hands On vs. Strictly Book from Starts At Eight

World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables North & Central America from Starts At Eight
World Geography Scavenger Hunt Printables: South America from Starts At Eight
Homeschool High School Geography Resources from Starts At Eight
Create Your Own Atlas ~ A High School Geography Project from Starts At Eight
Where in the World? Fun with Geography from Starts At Eight
5 Fun Ways to Learn Countries & Capitals from Starts At Eight

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

Fall Nature Walk – Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources

FALL is here! Fall is here! While summer is my favorite season, fall takes a close second! The changing colors, pumpkins, fresh donuts and cider, apple picking, hay rides, & more make fall a fun time of year here in New York. This is the time to put on long sleeves, some good sneakers and head out to enjoy the changing of the seasons. To help you do this I have created FREE Fall Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Lists and gathered some nature resources together for you.

Fall Nature Walk ~ Scavenger Hunt Lists & Resources from Starts At Eight

There is so much to explore out in our world. Nature offers up so many wonders for us to study. Fall is a great time to spend outdoors exploring the many types of trees, flowers, animals and more. Grab a field guide, or two! Here is a great article with loads of Free Nature Study Resources for you to use and take along on your explorations.

There are also loads of Autumn Nature Study Resources including notebooking pages over at The Handbook of Nature Study website!

You can also read my tips on taking Fall Nature Walks, over at  Hip Homeschool Moms.

Printable Scavenger Hunt Lists

Fall Scavenger Hunt List
I have created two variations of printable scavenger hunt lists.

The first one is for Middle and High School ages and is more specific in nature. Please feel free to download the Fall Nature Walk РScavenger Hunt List for Middle & High School and use it in your homeschool.  If you love it, please consider sharing this post with others so that they may enjoy it as well!

The second one is for Elementary ages and is more general in nature and includes colors and shapes as well.  Please feel free to download the Fall Nature Walk РScavenger Hunt List for Elementary School as well to use in your homeschool.

Other Fall Stuff:

Fall Leaves Fall from Starts At Eight

  1. Fall Leaves Fall – use the things you find to create fun crafts.
  2. Oil Pastel Resistant Pumpkin Project – A fun art project using oil pastels and paint.
  3. Pumpkin Jack Рa Fall Nature Study using the book Pumpkin Jack as the basis. COMING SOON
  4. 10 Fall Leaf Crafts & Activities – A round up of some of our favorite fall crafts and activities.
  5. Fall Poetry Leaf Painting Project – Combine a fall poem with a simple fall tree painting tutorial and you have a beautiful decoration for your wall for years to come!

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