The Scrambled States of America Game makes learning about our 50 states fun. Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges. It's based on the book by Laurie Keller. If you like the book, you'll love the game! Ages 8 and up.
When your kids are burnt out on textbooks and workbooks, break out the games! Even games designed for older kids can be modified for younger ones, and you can turn any game into something educational with a little creative thinking! Here are some games we found that help students learn geography.
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USA States and Capitals Bingo makes memorizing states and their capitals fun! There are 4 different ways to play using double-sided game boards and calling cards. Children learn state names, abbreviations, capitals, and shapes. Ages 8 and up.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is a mystery/geography board game based on the fictional Carmen Sandiego. In the game, detectives try to capture Sandiego by chasing after her on a printed world map. Players must answer geography questions to advance on the board. This game is no longer being manufactured, but you can find it on Amazon. Ages 10 and up.
Where in the World? A World Awareness Game offers a variety of games to help kids (and adults) learn countries' names, locations, capitals, languages, population, religions, and more. Six games on six levels of play offer players of all ages a complete up-to-date tour of world geography. Learn the names, locations and vital facts of all 196 countries! Ages 8 and up.