Just take a quick look around your home and, chances are, you'll find many products made in different countries. Modern transportation has shorten the time it takes for food producers and product manufacturers to receive and send goods across the planet. The internet has also made buying and selling beyond our country's borders a whole lot easier.

This scavenger hunt printable is an activity to showcase just how globalised our consumption of food and products are today. Let's see what's made around the world!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

In this activity, your child will learn more about globalisation and in particular the movement and trading of good and products between countries. They will learn this via a fun scavenger hunt where they look for items made in different countries listed in the printable.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about how and where different products are made or grown and also how they end up on the shelves of our supermarkets or in our mailboxes.  
  • Develop a broader understanding of the concept of country borders and the diversity of sources from which the products and food we consume regularly come from.

Let's find out more!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about globalisation. Here is a good (but quite complicated) explainer video about what is "globalisation" and the pros and cons of increased cross border trading and manufacturing.

Here's another video about "globalisation" explained through the production of a mobile phone with parts sourced from different parts of the world. Very interesting and well illustrated.

Here's a very simple animated video about "globalisation" and the logistics system that moves it around the world from production to purchase.

Here's a video about how bananas from Ecuador travel 3500 miles from the farm to store shelves in New York City:

  • Start working on the scavenger hunt printable!

What's in the Printable Pack

This creative printable design challenge pack consists of 1 printable scavenger hunt list. Ask your kids to look around the house, the supermarket or at stores in the neighbourhood mall.

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