Here's a great resource to help make geography fun for your kids and track the countries you've studied in your homeschool.
The stamps are part of the church's Mission Friends children’s mission education curriculum and are free online for anybody to use.
The stamps are available in different formats to fit the needs of small or large groups: a full page (12 stamps) of the same stamp, full pages of different stamps within the same region and individual stamp images (use only the stamps of your choice).
The stamp files are divided into regions: Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and North America (however, instead of countries, North America stamps are simply "Native American" and "immigrants and refugees" since the focus of the site is on the church's mission work).
Click on "view 9 photos" above or at the end of this article if you'd like to see pictures of the entire set of countries. Click here to visit the download page and print the stickers.
You can also order the passports for free in multiples of 25 from the site. A curriculum is also available at the site if you wish to use it. It is religious in nature and focuses on the church's mission work, along with some information about each region.
To learn about the countries of the world, here are some especially helpful sites:
- The CIA's World Factbook offers extensive information on 267 countries and world entities. Select a country from the dropdown menu and then learn more about specific issues by clicking on any section.
- World Geography for High School: Harmony Art Mom’s free world history curriculum PDF files for the high school level are free for anybody to use.
- Free Homeschool Geography Resources from Homeschool Creations contains free downloads for flag coloring and information pages, mapping pages and links to blog post full of lesson plans and additional information.
- National Geographic Education offers a wide selection of printable maps of countries around the world.
- Making Friends' International Fact Cards are free printables for younger kids.
For more geography fun and resources, see:
- Kids can learn U.S. and world geography playing FREE tetris-like game
- Five fun ways to teach your kids geography
- Little City Kids offers daily play-based world history curriculum (FREE)
See my Homeschool Social Studies board on Pinterest for more geography links, printables and lesson plans.
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