7 Free Africa Worksheets for Middle School (Geography Printables)

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Discover engaging free Africa worksheets that offer a dynamic way to explore the diverse cultures, geography, and history of the African continent.

These printables serve as an invaluable resource to enrich learning experiences both in the classroom and at home.

By incorporating activities such as map labeling, word games, and cultural exploration exercises. Learners of all ages can gain a deeper understanding of Africa’s rich heritage and complex ecosystems.

These free printable geography worksheets are not just educational tools; they also provide a fun and interactive way for students to connect with the material.

Whether you’re teaching geography, social studies, or looking to introduce your child to global cultures. Our collection of free printable Africa geography worksheets is designed to meet a wide range of needs.

They’re an excellent way to spark curiosity about the world’s second-largest continent.

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Fun facts about Africa for kids

Fun and interesting facts about Africa that kids will enjoy:

  1. The African elephant is the largest land animal in the world and can weigh up to 6 tons.
  2. Africa is home to over 1,000 different languages. With Swahili being one of the most widely spoken.
  3. The Baobab tree, found in Africa, can store up to 120,000 liters of water in its trunk.
  4. The African savanna is home to many animals. Including lions, zebras, giraffes, and elephants.
  5. The Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania are known for their bright red clothing and intricate beaded jewelry.
  6. The Great Pyramid of Giza, is located in Egypt. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is over 4,500 years old.
  7. Africa has some of the world’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls. Including Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  8. The African penguin, also known as the jackass penguin because of its braying call, is only found on the southwestern coast of Africa.
  9. The African wild dog, also known as the painted dog. Is one of the most endangered carnivores in the world and is found only in sub-Saharan Africa.
  10. Africa is the only continent to have land in all four hemispheres of the Earth.

Africa map worksheet

There are 54 different countries in Africa.

There are 2 different maps of the continent of Africa. One with the countries on the side to make it a little easier, and one with no country names.

The students can either color in the different countries or add the names to the correct country.


I highly recommend you play the mapology world map game to add to this unit study. This is also included in our favorite geography board games.

Africa fact sheet

There are 10 questions about the continent of Africa. Plus the top 10 countries by population, by land area, and the top 10 cities by population in Africa.

  • How many countries are in Africa? 54
  • How big is the continent of Africa? 11.73 million mi²
  • What is the total population of Africa? 1.216 billion
  • What is the tallest mountain in Africa? Where is it? Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • What is the lowest point in Africa? Where is it? Lake Assal, Djibouti
  • What oceans are in Africa? Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  • What is the biggest river in Africa? Where is it? River Nile, in 11 countries
  • What is the most famous landmark in Africa? Giza Pyramids, Egpyt
  • What is the smallest country in Africa? Seychelles.
  • What is the largest desert in Africa? The Sahara Desert in North Africa.

Top 10 countries by population in Africa

  1. Nigeria
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Egypt
  4. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  5. Tanzania
  6. South Africa
  7. Kenya
  8. Uganda
  9. Algeria
  10. Sudan

Top 10 countries in Africa by land area

  1. Algeria  
  2. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Sudan  
  4. Libya  
  5. Chad  
  6. Niger  
  7. Angola  
  8. Mali  
  9. South Africa  
  10. Ethiopia

Top 10 cities in Africa by population

  1. Cairo, Egypt
  2. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Giza, Egypt
  5. Luanda,  Angola
  6. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  7. Khartoum, Sudan
  8. Johannesburg, South Africa
  9. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  10. Alexandria, Egypt

For even more fun learning about the world, I highly recommend the World card game.

Learn to say hello in African languages

There are 10 ways to say hello in 10 different languages, and the children need to label the correct greeting with the correct language.

Hello in 10 African languages:

  • Habari – Swahili
  • Pele o – Yoruba
  • Nnoo – Igbo
  • H?lo – Amharic
  • Akkam – Oromo
  • Sannu – Hausa
  • Sawubona – Zulu
  • Mhoro – Shona
  • Mrhban – Arabic
  • Olá – Portuguese

Match the African flags printable

This fun match the flag worksheet is a lot of fun. The children need to research what colors to color in the maps of 10 African countries.

When they have colored them in correctly, they need to add a line to the correct country.

The country flags included are:

  • Nigeria
  • Ethiopia
  • DR Congo
  • Tanzania
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Algeria

You will also enjoy the 100 pics card game. Can you identify the countries from the flag?


Africa word search

The African countries can be found, horizontally, vertically, diagonally, frontwards, or backward! Just to make it that much more difficult.

I have also added the word search answers, as some of the words are a little tricky to find!


Tip: I recommend either using a highlighter pen or circling around the letters. Do not cross the letters out if you have found a word, as it may be used in another word!

The 18 African countries to find are:

  • Burundi
  • Tunisia
  • Togo
  • Libya
  • Congo
  • Liberia
  • Eritrea
  • Namibia
  • Gambia
  • Botswana
  • Gabon
  • Lesotho
  • Mauritius
  • Eswatini
  • Djibouti
  • Comoros
  • Seychelles
  • Rwanda

Free word search printables are an excellent school activity for when the kids just need a break. They are educational, but more importantly, they are fun.

Africa word scramble

There are no clues in our free word scramble, other than the 12 countries are all in the continent of Africa.


The 12 African countries to find are: (I have included an answer sheet with the download.)

  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Ghana
  • Madagascar
  • Cameroon
  • Niger
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Sudan

This free word scramble printable is great either for the classroom, the library, or homeschooling.



Books about Africa for kids

These are the best geography books for kids to learn about Africa:

Other free worksheets on Africa

These resources aim to provide an interactive and informative approach to learning about Africa’s rich history and diverse wildlife. Whether it’s through exploring ancient wonders or crafting, students can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the continent’s heritage.

Explore the grandeur of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza with a Pyramids of Cheops worksheet that delves into its history, construction, and significance in ancient Egyptian culture. Ideal for students learning about world wonders and ancient civilizations.

Dive into the history of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the ancient world’s marvels. This Lighthouse of Alexandria worksheet covers its construction, purpose, and legacy in ancient Greek and Egyptian maritime history.

Engage in a fun and creative activity with the giraffe handprint craft. Perfect for younger children, this craft combines art with learning about African wildlife, using simple materials to create a memorable giraffe keepsake.

Tips for downloading the free files

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Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free Africa countries worksheet

This printable Africa worksheet is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 11 April 2024 by homeschoolof1

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