Beat boredom by adding some of these fun geography games for middle school to your tween’s geography lesson plans.
As you know, students of all ages benefit by adding hands-on activities to their homeschool lessons. During the middle school years, kids also enjoy exploring fun facts and board games are a fun and effective tool to aid in this type of learning.
It can be challenging to fit geography into your regular lesson plans. Kids love to play board games, so why not combine the two?
Next time you want to add geography into your day, grab one of these games instead of your textbook. They’re a simple and effective way to improve your tween’s geography skills.
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Geography Games for Middle School
There is a ton of information students are trying to remember as they’re studying geography, such as locations, flags, capitals, famous landmarks, population, cultural etiquette, and more.
Luckily, teaching all of this material doesn’t have to be long and complicated. In fact, you can do a lot through fun geography activities, like games.
Whether you’re looking for a way to supplement your geography curriculum or want to ditch the textbooks, there are a bunch of excellent board games available that will help you show your kids various aspects of geography.
As our world continues to become more connected, geography is a subject that our kids must learn in order to be good global citizens. And mastering the various facts requires a lot of repetition and can get quite tedious.
If you want to keep your older kids engaged, it’s essential to make the subject as fun as possible.
Obviously, I think one of the best ways to keep geography exciting is to use board games or online geography games in your class. When you add games to your lesson plan, it gives kids the chance to learn new material and reinforce previous information in an entertaining, low-pressure situation.
Working on geography puzzles is a great way to get tweens interacting with the material.
Another way to make geography fun for your tweens is to work on some hands-on projects. The more you can get kids interacting with geography, the more engaged they’ll be, and the better they’ll understand it.
This educational board game helps players learn all the flags from independent countries of the world. I'm sure your teen can identify some of the more common flags, like Italy and Japan, but what about Burundi and New Zealand?
You'll also find tons of information on the back of the cards, like capitals, population, and interesting country facts.
This is one of the best tools for learning about world flags.
Do you know where cities and landmarks are located?
In this game, players take turns drawing location cards and placing them on an axis, in relation to other cards. You'll need to figure out if the card you just picked up is north-south-east-west of the places that have already been played.
It can get challenging, but it's also a fun way to work on your older student's mapping skills. The more you play, the better you'll get at identifying famous cities and national landmarks.
Players race across the United States buying and selling products. Play continues until all packages are removed from the board. The one with the most money wins.
This game will teach your kids all about US geography as each card contains a bunch of state facts, along with an interesting STEM fact related to the location. It's a fun way to teach about the products different states are known for.
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.