Here’s a free download of a flag matching game for kids in sixth, seventh and eighth grades (during their final years of elementary school or in junior high school). It might also be used by high school students.
There are lots of countries in the world, and each one has its own special flag. This game gives but a taste of the various countries and their flags that exist throughout the globe – but it’s enough to help build an appreciation of geography and of the countries interspersed throughout the world and the flags that their peoples choose to represent them.
Cut out the flag cards and the country name cards, and then shuffle them up. Match the country name cards with their corresponding flag cards, and place them together under the correct continent where the countries can be found (North America, Europe, Asia, and so on). The continent cards in turn should be placed under their respective hemisphere cards (Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere).
Playing this game may require some studying beforehand – most students are unlikely to know all of the flags included in this game before playing. However, they might be able to guess at some – it might be fun to see how many they are able to get right before studying them! – and it will give them an impression of how vast the world is, how many different countries there are, and where on Earth they’re located. While you’re at it, you might also want to teach them a phrase or two of the languages found in the countries they’re learning about. Where different countries and their languages and cultures, there are lots of interesting things to teach and learn.
Have fun with it!
I copied these and laminated them for my 2nd Grade son and he loves to play them. In fact, he has learned these so well, that we were wondering if you had thought about making more of the countries flags and maybe even the US states ones? Just a thought. Thanks so much for sharing these!
Thanks so much for your comment! I’m so glad your son likes them! I do plan on making more country flags in the future. I’ll try to make some soon as an add on to this game. I actually haven’t thought about making all of the USA flags until you mentioned it. It’s actually a great idea, along with the capitals of each state, it would be a great learning tool. That might take awhile since I draw all of the graphics myself, but I will put it on my things to do list!
These look wonderful. Thank you so much for making them available!
Thanks very much for the kind feedback, Sunny… we really appreciate it!
All the best with teaching your students all about different languages and cultures from around the globe.
I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time and effort to make awesome learning resources available to us. We are all blessed to have access to these!
You are a star 💫
Hi Jenna, thank you so much for the comment and kind feedback! I am so glad that you like the various educational resources. I really appreciate it, and hope that you are having a wonderful year of teaching this year.