7 North America Worksheets (free)

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If you are learning about the continent of North America with the kids you are going to love our free North America worksheets.

Included in the North America worksheets are the following:

  • 2 x map labeling,
  • a North America fact sheet,
  • matching the flag,
  • learning to say hello in 10 North American languages,
  • North America word search,
  • North America 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 North America

Fun and interesting facts about North America that kids might enjoy:

  1. The world’s largest indoor water park, Kalahari Resort, is located in Sandusky, Ohio, USA.
  2. The shortest river in the world, the D River, is located in Lincoln City, Oregon, USA. It’s only 121 feet (37 meters) long!
  3. The largest snowflake ever recorded fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, USA, in 1887. It was 15 inches (38 centimeters) wide and 8 inches (20 centimeters) thick.
  4. The world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, is located in Hawaii, USA. It stands over 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) tall and covers an area of over 2,035 square miles (5,271 square kilometers).
  5. The highest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy, located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada. The tides can rise up to 50 feet (15 meters)!
  6. The world’s smallest desert, the Carcross Desert, is located in Yukon, Canada. It’s only 640 acres (260 hectares) in size.
  7. The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia, is the world’s largest coral reef system. However, the second-largest coral reef system is actually located in North America, off the coast of Belize in Central America.
  8. The world’s first commercial oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1859.
  9. The tallest mountain in North America, Mount Denali, is so high that it creates its own weather patterns, including its own clouds and storms.
  10. The largest city in North America by population is Mexico City, with over 21 million people living in its metropolitan area.

North America map worksheet

There are 23 different countries in North America.

There are 2 different maps of the continent of North America. 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 also recommend these North American maps. The 100 infographic maps featured in this unique atlas reveal a wealth of new discoveries that will make you feel like North America is the most fascinating place on earth. Regardless of how well you thought you knew it before.


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.

North America Fact Sheet

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

  • How many countries are in North America? 23
  • How big is the continent of North America? 9.54 million square miles.
  • What is the total population of North America? 579 million people.
  • What is the tallest mountain in North America? Where is it? Mount Denali, Alaska
  • What is the lowest point in North America? Where is it? Death Valley, California
  • What oceans are in North America? Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans.
  • What is the biggest river in North America? Where is it? Mississippi River, USA.
  • What is the most famous landmark in North America? Statue of Liberty (see our free Statue of Liberty worksheets)
  • What is the smallest country in North America? Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • What is the largest desert in North America? Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico.

Top 10 Countries by Population in North America

  1. United States
  2. Mexico
  3. Canada
  4. Guatemala
  5. Haiti
  6. Dominican Republic
  7. Cuba
  8. Honduras
  9. Nicaragua
  10. El Salvador

Top 10 countries in North America by land area

  1. Canada
  2. United States 
  3. Mexico
  4. Nicaragua
  5. Honduras
  6. Cuba 
  7. Guatemala
  8. Panama 
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Belize

Top 10 cities in North America by population

  1. Mexico City, Mexico
  2. New York City, USA
  3. Los Angeles, USA
  4. Chicago, USA
  5. Washington DC, USA
  6. Boston, USA
  7. San Francisco, USA
  8. Toronto, Canada
  9. Philadelphia, USA
  10. Dallas, USA

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

Learn to say hello in 10 North American languages

English and Spanish are the two most widely spoken languages in North America. English is the dominant language in the United States and Canada (approx 334 million speakers). And Spanish is widely spoken in Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean (approx. 200 million speakers).

But there are other languages you will hear when visiting North America.

French is spoken in Canada and Haiti (approximately 18 million speakers)

Chinese is spoken in the USA, Canada, and Mexico (approximately 5 million speakers.)

Tagalog, which is a language spoken widely in the Philippines, has about 2 million speakers in North America, making it the fifth most-spoken language on the continent.

Nahuatl an indigenous language spoken in Mexico has about 2 million speakers.

Vietnamese is spoken by about 1.5 million people in North America. 

Mayan languages are another indigenous language spoken in Mexico with about 1.5 million speakers.

Next up is German with about 1.3 million speakers in North America. 

Approximately 1.3 million people speak Arabic

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 North American languages:

  • Hello – English
  • Ni hao – Chinese
  • Bonjour – French
  • Xin Chao – Vietnamese
  • Hola – Spanish
  • Kamusta – Tagalog
  • Hallo – German
  • Ba’ax ka wa’alik – Mayan
  • Assalam Waleykum – Arabic
  • Niltze Tialli Pialli – Nahuatl

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 North American countries.

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

The country flags included are:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Haiti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Cuba
  • Nicaragua

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

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North America Word Search

The North American countries and cities 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 17 North America countries to find are:

  • America
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Cuba
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • El Salvador
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Jamaica
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Barbados
  • Saint Lucia
  • Grenada

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.

North America Word Scramble

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


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

  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Jamaica
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Barbados
  • Saint Lucia
  • Grenada
  • Dominica

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

Books about North America for kids

These are our favorite geography books for kids:

Other free geography printables

You will also enjoy our seven wonders of the world worksheets.

Continent Worksheets

For a small fee, you can download all of our continent worksheets.

There are 99 pages, and over 53 different worksheets included in this download including:

  1. Continent Worksheets (6 worksheets + 6 answer sheets)
  2. North America (7 worksheets + 6 answer sheets)
  3. Asia (7 worksheets + 6 answer sheets)
  4. Africa (7 worksheets + 6 answer sheets)
  5. South America (7 worksheets + 6 answer sheets)
  6. Antarctica (5 worksheets + 4 answer sheets
  7. Europe (7 worksheets + 6 answer sheets)
  8. Australia (7 worksheets + 5 answer sheets)
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Download the free printable North American worksheets

This printable North America 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 1 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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