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We have a fabulous little game for you on the site today; based on countries of the world and a grand little book from Lonely Planet Kids – it’s a countries of the world printable board game.
It is a simple idea, and the aim is to teach kids some understanding of:
- Where some of the countries of the world are,
- Where key cities that are within those countries sit, and finally about
- Flags for some of the countries of the world too.
The book we have based this countries of the world printable board game on is the This is My World book from Lonely Planet Kids, and it is a geographical matching game.
Countries of the World matching game table
As you can see from the above, we have provided you and your children with a table that includes an example of how to play the game.
Your kids need to find the:
- Name of the child,
- Picture of the child,
- Country they are from,
- City where the child lives, and finally
- Flag for that country.
These then need to be sorted and put into the right places on the game board above.
We have, of course, provided all the options for you in another printable sheet.
These token can be cut out and then placed within the table in the correct positions as per the example provided for you and the kids.
What could be simpler?
We have even given you details of where in the world the countries are located; just for a little bit more educational play value.
This is my World
Do check out our This is My World Book Review if you need more information on this book.
In summary, it is a beautifully presented book that goes around the world, and it’s continents exploring what life if like in different parts of the world through the eyes of 84 different children. The kids are aged between 6 and 12, and it is aimed at a similar age group.
It is an excellent way for children to understand how other children live in different places throughout the globe.
For the full game, do please click on the square image below.
If you are interested in more travel-based resources, we won’t disappoint you, we promise.
- Take a look at our stunning travel colouring eBook, which has some beautiful, if a little harder, images to colour in. This is a good choice for adults and older kids,
- If you are after more on different cities in the world, we have a set of city colouring pages too. To complement this resource, there is another set of colouring pages that looks at what cities of the world mean, and finally
- We do have some kids travel colouring pages as well. Just something simple for the kids. Perhaps you can have a go at the adult one, while the kids do this one!
So much to explore, right? If you still need more travel based activity inspiration, we’ve got more too!
- Movie Making Mama has 10 great resources for learning about the world,
- If you are a Disney fan, Inner Child Fun has a few World Learning activities with this theme, and
- Childhood 101 has a lovely little illustration of a child’s place within the world. Not quite the same, but a lovely concept to introduce kids to from an early age.
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