Using Puzzles to Teach Geography

Our homeschool expert Genny (In Lieu of Preschool) is working on a U.S. Geography unit this month. Earlier today, we shared her American Flag Easel Painting post, which featured creative ways to teach kids about the American Flag using a simple painting prompt.

On her blog today, she also focused on using puzzles to teach geography.  Check out her post to learn:

  • Why puzzles are effective tools when teaching geography
  • How to control the difficulty level of your lessons, and
  • Her three favorite U.S. map puzzles (and why she uses them in her lesson plans!)

using puzzles to teach geography


You can read the full post here.

How do you teach geography to your kids? Share your tips and lessons in the comments below, or join the conversation on Facebook. 

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About Genny:

gennyGenny Upton is the author of In Lieu of Preschool andParent Teach Play. She is a former teacher who shares activities she does with her own two children at home. Visit Genny today at, on Facebook at In Lieu of Preschool orParent Teach Play, and on Google+. Don’t miss her family-friendly Pinterest boards!


  1. […] Another matching game, though not of the “habitat” variety, can be played using this World Map Floor Puzzle. We made flags for each of the 7 continents using tape, attached them to toothpicks, and mounted them on erasers. The game was to try and match the flag with the continent on the map. We also talked about the different countries within each continent. “What animals live there?” “Do you think it is hot or cold there?” “Who do we know that lives there?” You can find other ideas for using puzzles to teach geography in a previous post, here. […]