If you are learning about the continent of Africa with the kids you are going to love our free Africa worksheets.
With this free geography worksheet, you will learn all about the continent of Africa. Including the top 10 biggest countries, the top 10 most spoken languages, and much more.
Included in the Africa worksheets are the following:
- 2 x map labeling,
- an Africa fact sheet,
- matching the flag,
- learning to say hello in 10 African languages,
- Africa word search,
- African country word scramble.
I have also included answer sheets for all of the worksheets. These are aimed at kids in upper elementary and middle school but can be used with any age group.
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Fun Facts about Africa
Fun and interesting facts about Africa that kids will enjoy:
- The African elephant is the largest land animal in the world and can weigh up to 6 tons.
- Africa is home to over 1,000 different languages. With Swahili being one of the most widely spoken.
- The Baobab tree, found in Africa, can store up to 120,000 liters of water in its trunk.
- The African savanna is home to many animals. Including lions, zebras, giraffes, and elephants.
- The Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania are known for their bright red clothing and intricate beaded jewelry.
- 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.
- Africa has some of the world’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls. Including Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- The African penguin, also known as the jackass penguin because of its braying call, is only found on the southwestern coast of Africa.
- 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.
- Africa is the only continent to have land in all four hemispheres of the Earth.
Map of Africa 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.
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
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Africa
Top 10 countries in Africa by land area
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Africa
Top 10 cities in Africa by population
- Cairo, Egypt
- Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Lagos, Nigeria
- Giza, Egypt
- Luanda, Angola
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Khartoum, Sudan
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
- Alexandria, Egypt
For even more fun learning about the world I highly recommend the World card game.
Learn to say hello in 10 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 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 Flag Worksheet
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:
- DR Congo
- South Africa
You will also enjoy the 100 pics card game. Can you identify the countries from the flag?
The Ultimate Book of African AnimalsOkapi Loves His Zebra Pants (Endangered and Misunderstood Animals)National Geographic Readers: Roar! 100 Facts About African Animals (L3)100 PICS Flags of The World Travel Game – Learn 100 Country Flags | Flash Cards with Slide Reveal Case | Geography Card Game, Gift, Stocking Stuffer | for Kids and Adults | Ages 6+
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:
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.)
- South Sudan
This free word scramble printable is great either for the classroom, the library, or homeschooling.
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Books about Africa for kids
These are our favorite geography books for kids:
- Africa, amazing Africa. Learn about all of the different countries.
- The ultimate book of African animals
- National Geographic, Roar! Learn 100 facts about African animals.
- Ancient Egypt
- The Water Princess
- Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
- A long walk to water
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Other free geography printables
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- Lighthouse of Alexandria worksheet
- Pyramid of Cheops worksheet
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- American landmarks worksheets
- United States coloring pages
- Continent worksheets
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Download the free printable Africa worksheets
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.
Last Updated on 2 October 2023 by homeschoolof1