Teaching children about different countries and their flags is essential to elementary education. It can broaden their perspective and introduce them to new areas of interest in geography, history and the world's diverse cultures.

However, teaching this topic can be challenging since there are many flags and country names to remember. Fortunately, incorporating games into the lesson plan can make learning country flags much more enjoyable for children.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time:1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

This activity will allow students to learn and test their knowledge of country flags through a fun flag "features matching" game.

It will help your child or student with:

  1. Visual Recognition: Games that involve matching flags to their respective countries or identifying flags from memory can help develop students' visual recognition skills. This skill is valuable for identifying flags and recognizing other symbols and images in the world around us.
  2. Cultural Awareness: Learning about different countries and their flags can broaden students' perspectives and introduce them to foreign geography, history and cultures. This can foster a sense of curiosity and respect for diversity.

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How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and learn more about your country flag and get acquainted with some of the world's most unique flags. Here's a good video about why countries have flags:

Here's a unique (but rather long) video which showcases different countries in the world with their flags and their relative size:

Here's a video about different symbolisms used in 3 interesting flags:

  • Get started on the printable worksheet!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 3 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 printable country flag game category sheet.
  • 1 printable answer sheet.
  • 1 printable country flag game category sheet (open template for teachers/students to write their own categories).

This game is best played in groups. Let the games begin!

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