Ambleside Online includes living books for Geography in each year. Below are some ideas for “map work” to go along with those readings.
Map Work for Free
Checklists I created for my kids.
Continents, Countries, States, and Seas
- Continents & Oceans
- Marginal Seas (including Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, etc)
- Australia & Oceania
- Checklist of Countries
- Northern Europe: Full Names & Abbreviations
- Northern Europe: Flags
- North America
- South America
- Central America
- United States
Flags of the World Colouring Book gives you the option to print flags small, medium, or large (full page). I’ve used some of their images to create coloring pages for my kids (listed above if I’ve uploaded them).
For Younger Children
Very young ones who aren’t yet good at writing can follow along with older ones on the above map work — I just have them color the country instead of labeling it. Below are a few options geared more to the younger ones.
The 7 Continents Coloring Pages (color continent, trace its name)
Continents Cut and Paste
Me on a Map
Maps, Including Blanks for Labeling
University of Texas Map Collection: Blank Maps
Maps to Color with color codes
State Maps to color with counties
Map Work to Purchase
Visits To… Geography Series (Simply Charlotte Mason). Each book has a full 36 weeks of map work.
Mapping the World with Art. Learn to draw maps. Very artistic.
Ravensburger Earth Puzzle-ball
Set of 6 Geo-Puzzles. You can also buy these individually.