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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The goal of GeoBingo™ USA is to get 5 states in a row on one of the 8 GeoBingo™ Boards. Includes 50 state cards that show the capital, land area, population, and nickname for every state. Sound interesting? There is also GeoBingo™ World featuring 50 country cards, representing the world’s most populous nations, that show each country’s capital, land area, population, and geographic location. Ages 6 and up.
Name That Country teaches locations, capital cities, scenic features and important historical and cultural facts about 60 countries around the world. Includes a full-color game board, markers, postcards, spinner, and an Activity Guide with game play instructions and answer key. Ages 8 and up.
Postcards from America is an exceptional game where the players learn about the United States by traveling to cities and other places based on actual postcards. Winner of the iParenting Media Award and the Dr. Toy and Creative Child Magazine Award. Ages 6 and up.
500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up is a fast-paced card game where players try to identify well-known and not so well known places around the globe. Be the first to travel to five locations to win! Features full-color images and secret facts, this game is perfect for on the go or in your living room. Ages 7 & up.
The goal of GEOdice™ is to name countries and capitals based on the roll of the seven unique dice (two continents and five letters) before the timer runs out. Game includes colorful dice, timer, and a two-sided game board that doubles as a world map (countries and capitals). Omit the timer for easier play. Ages 6 and up.
When kids play On Assignment with National Geographic, they'll have opportunities to travel the globe, capturing its wonders on film. Game play involves traveling to your assigned destinations on the Map Board and earning Photo Cards for your Portfolio. You must demonstrate your knowledge of geography by answering Continent Card questions along the way. This game is no longer being manufactured, but it's worth hunting for! Ages 8 and up.
The Scrambled States 2 card game, a variation of Scrambled States of America, teaches our 50 states' geographic regions, relative physical size, population, and more. Roll the die, flip a card and race to find two States that match in color, size or border. Based on the book by Laurie Keller. Ages 6 and up.