In case you hadn’t noticed yet, Geography is one of our favorite subjects to study in our homeschool. We have studied so much about it and quite extensively, in some cases. In this post, you will see a really fun lesson that we did about the flags of the world and be sure to get the four sets of free printables!
Country Flags of the World
We have been learning a lot about Geography. It is one of our favorite subjects. Take a look at our Tour of the USA with free printables and our Around the World and Landmarks post (with awesome printables, too). And we have also gone to a slightly different target for a bit. We studied the difference between weathering and erosion and also learned about animals that live specifically in North America.
First, we started with this beautiful setup. It is our Montessori Geography map and flags and our flags book. On the back of the map, you can see the flag “key,” where you see the flags and the country name. We studied those and, by looking in our flags book, we determined which continent each country is located.
We took note of the countries and the continents to which they belong to. And next, we tried to memorize each flag. Honestly, we did our best. Very carefully, we observed each flag closely, we talked about things and details that stood out on each flag and discussed which country each flag belongs to.
Also, we did a quick quiz where we had two sets of flags: we went through each flag and if we could name of the flag’s country, we would place it to the left and if we couldn’t remember, we would place it on the right. We studied the flags on the right a bit more.
A Fun Geography Lesson
Ok, we felt like we were getting close to learning them all. Next, we placed each flag by its country. Our note on the continents each county was located helped a lot. Our flag book is divided by continent, so, if we knew the country and continent, but we couldn’t remember where the country was within that continent, then we would look in the book.
I know it sounds like it was thorough and time-consuming work, but believe me, both my children were engaged, intrigued and excited to make their discoveries. The key was to provide them with everything they needed and then sit back and watch. I wasn’t leading, I was simply giving the initial instructions and then let them go for it.
What do you think? Would your children enjoy this kind of lesson? Would you go a step further and include more lessons to expand their Geography knowledge? Here, you can get your free printables on The 7 Continents, Around the World & World Landmarks, Coins of the World and also a set of Flags of the World.
For these sets, you basically print two copies of each set (in color) and laminate them for durability. You can do a matching activity, an i-spy game and even a “guess who?” game. It is so much fun. So you don’t feel lost, I will include links to posts that you might find helpful at the end of this post. Also, take a look at some awesome materials we have also used in our homeschool and that have been recommended to us by homeschooling friends.
Montessori World Map, Flags and StandMontessori Geography Materials – Flag Stand, World Map and 36 FlagsEarth Exploration – Montessori By Mom Kids ToolboxBeistle 57738 International Flag Banner, 12-Inch by 23-FeetUltimate Sticker Book: Flags of the World (Ultimate Sticker Books)
Get your FREE Seven Continents Printable Set here!
Check out these Around the World and Landmarks Printable Cards:
Here are the Coins of the World Printable Cards!
Tactic Games US Flags Of The WorldBendon Flags of the World Flash Cards – 36 CountFlags of the World: 96 Color Stickers (Dover Stickers)Around the World Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)Flags of the World
Free Printable Flag Cards
Get your FREE Flags of the World Printable Cards here!
Here are other Geography posts you might like: