An Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids

My two young children (ages 3.5 and 5) have shown a big interest in learning about geography.  As a former public school teacher, I know that kids don’t officially learn about the U.S. until around 5th grade.  However, I figure it’s never too early to start teaching your children about the world in which they live.  If my kids are interested, I’m going to teach them!  We’ve been having so much fun playing and learning geography, that I’m turning this into a whole series: An Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids!  

us geography for little kids

An Introduction to US Geography for Little Kids

This page will be the landing page for all posts in the series, so be sure to bookmark or pin it for future reference!  

1. Teaching US Geography with Puzzles — The first post in the series! Tells all about how we are using puzzles to play and learn the states. Gives teaching suggestions for using the puzzles, and shares a few of our favorite US map puzzles!

2. American Flag Easel Painting — A hands-on way to learn about our nation’s flag!  You’ll possibly get frame-worthy art out of this activity as well!  This was a big favorite in our house. 


We hope you’ll follow along with us and that this series will be helpful to you at home or in your classroom!  The goal isn’t for the kids to learn everything there is to know about the U.S, but rather to be exposed to a vast deal of information while following their interests.  This helps to build their background knowledge and get them interested in learning in general, in hopes of making future learning easier for them!

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

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