Our literature-based learning often lends itself to discovering other places and cultures, which is one of many reasons we love this method!
Learning about Italy, Japan, and China have been some of our richest homeschool moments so far.
Along with learning about other countries and their continents, we learn where those places are located on the globe.
In order to help my girls learn the 7 continents, I created a set of printable continent cards that we use in a variety of ways.
Using Continent Cards
We use Continent Cards in many different ways during our homeschool week. Here are just a few ideas of how you might use these printable cards in your own homeschool.
→ Use as a matching game. Print two sets of Continent Cards and play in a memory-style game.
→ Cut the name off of the continent and match name and continent shape. You could also play this as a memory-style game as well.
→ Have your child pair each continent with its match on the globe.
→ When reading a book with a setting in a different country, have your child choose the correct continent from the set.
→ Stack the continent cards and turn picture-side down. Each person draws a card and names one country in the continent.
→ Use the cards as copywork. Select 1, 2, or all 7 to practice for a few days.
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Put to Good Use!
I first created these cards to go along with our reading of Grandfather’s Journey. I thought we would use them just for that week and then we would put them aside.
As it turns out, I’ve printed several sets since then and laminated them, as they have gotten frequent use!
My girls feel good when we’re reading a new-to-us story that mentions a continent and they can easily locate it on the globe.
More Maps and The Globe Resources
If you’re looking for specific Maps and the Globe Worksheets for reinforcement, make sure you hop over and check out my 11-page Map Worksheet Packet. You’ll find printable pages to help your young ones master simple map skills!
Make sure you click on the image in the post to view the Sample Pages.
This set of continent cards is free for your personal use or for use in your classroom.
These are great! Thanks, Lauren!
Thank you, Mary! I appreciate you stopping by today! 🙂
Love the continent cards and how to use them.
Thanks, Vandena! I’m so glad you can use them. 🙂
I’m so glad you could use it, Jennifer! Thank you for stopping by today!
These are wonderful, I plan on using them in mission study on Wednesday night. Thank you.
Wonderful! Hope the kiddos enjoy it!
Thank you for stopping by today! 🙂
Thank you so much! I was really struggling to find something I could use in my classroom and these are perfect. I love them! I will be sending all of my fellow teachers to your site.
Thank you, Melissa! I appreciate the referral! 🙂
Thanks for this!
You’re welcome! Enjoy! I hope to have a States packet out soon.
Thank you so much! These are perfect!
Great! Thrilled you can use them, Kelly! 🙂
I am more thankful than words can express! This is a wonderful resource. I am so glad I found your website in the overload world of the internet! Thank you a thousand times over! Can’t wait to use these cards with my three precious students.
“in the overload world of the internet!”
Oh that made me laugh – yes it IS an overload, isn’t it?! I can relate to trying to find that needle in the haystack. 😉
I appreciate you stopping by today!
Thank you! Just what I needed today as I plan next week’s lessons. 🙂
Thank you Lauren x
I’m thrilled you can use them! xo
Thank you! I am a missionary in Peru teaching ESL and this is very helpful!
Thank you, Keith, for all of the work that you do! I’m so glad these were helpful for you.
Wonderful resource. Thankyou!!
Thank you Lauren! These are great!
I’m so glad you can use them!
hello there, I’m very happy.. this really helps us to continue to be with the children at home without feeling bored continuously, once again this is magical, thank you, healthy as and prosperous for you and your family 😘
Hey there! I’m so happy your can use them! Enjoy.
I signed up for the map printable by putting in my info and have not received an email with them. I only got a welcome email.
Nevermind. It finally downloaded.
I’ve been trying to sign up my email from yesterday but I still have not received an email. Are these cards still available?
Hey there! Yes, they are definitely still available and downloaded every day. 🙂 Try looking in your spam folder or other gmail tabs.
Hope your kiddos enjoy them!
HI there, I can’t seem to access your free continents download. Am I doing something worng?
Hi there! No, you’re not doing a thing wrong. I moved my website to a different server yesterday and there were multiple glitches with downloading printables. I THINK they’re all fixed now, so try again.
If you find any other problems, make sure to let me know! I’m still sorting through everything. 🙂
Thanks for your patience!