Did you know that in 2008 the world shifted from being predominantly rural to mainly urban? This means that there are now more people living in cities than people living in the country. Some estimate that there are at least 10,000 cities around the planet and many of them did not exist 100 years ago.

This printable game is to help bring together students and children to share what they know about cities around the world.

Let's get started!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 7 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

In this activity, children or students will be able to practice their knowledge of city names from around the world through a fun naming game.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop an interest in geography and knowledge about other countries.
  • Learn about urbanisation trends and growth of cities.
  • Take stock of the various cities around the world they are familiar with. Ideally, it will also help to expand their knowledge by discussing their answers with their friends.

Let's find out who's the geo-whizz out there!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about urbanisation and the future of cities. Here an interesting video about the historical development of cities:

Here's a video about the phenomenon (and issues) of megacities i.e. cities with populations of over 10 million inhabitants:

  • Start working on your printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable sheets for your child/student to participate in a fun cities naming game. There is:

  • 1  printable global countries sheet.
  • 1 printable answer sheet.
  • 1 printable global countries category sheet (open template for teachers/students to write their own countries).

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

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