Turn your geography lessons into a hands on, critical thinking lesson with these geography games. Everyone knows how to play the Simon Says game. Combine Mona MELisa’s interactive, reusable map set and the Simon Says geography games to ease kids into reading a map and get them excited about learning geography facts.
Simon Says U.S. Geography Games
Here are a few Simon Says geography games for each grade level. Teachers can read the geography prompts aloud, or students can challenge each other with the Simon Says directions.
Because the map is made of reusable stickers, you can play these games over and over in your classroom or home.
Pre-K to 1st Grade Geography
- Point to the ocean
- Point to the mountains
- Point to the green state
- Stick the green state to its place on the map
- Stick the biggest state to its place on the map
2nd to 4th Grade Geography
In the early elementary grades, students will receive an introduction to the United States map. They can begin to learn states, capitals, state facts, and how to navigate using directional terms.
- Stick the South Dakota state to its place on the map
- Stick “The Lone Star State” to its place on the map
- Add the yellow labels to all the states in the Pacific Northwest
- Name the three states that share a border with California
- Name all coastal states that are south of Washington
5th to 8th Grade Geography
- Stick the state with abbreviations MA to its place on the map
- Stick Mount Rushmore to its place on the map
- Stick the Appalachian Mountains to its place on the map
- Stick the states to the map that are known for their farming
- Name and recite one historical fact about each landmark already placed on the map.
- Point to the five regions of the United States
High School Geography
Use the Simon Says geography games to make your history and social studies lessons interactive.
- Point to the state with the highest population in the 2016 census
- Point to the states where the longest river in the US runs through.
- Point to the city with the highest population in the US
- Stick the states that make up New England to their places on the map
- Stick the states that the Rocky Mountains run through to their places on the map
- Stick the state that is in the geographical center of the US to its place on the map
The best way to put these Simon Says geography games into action is with Mona MELisa’s reusable, fabric sticker U.S. Map set. The Mona MELisa sticker sets come in multiple themes, including a map of the United States, and map of the world.
Benefits of the Mona MELisa Sticker Sets:
- Save time – This set includes pre-made labels for states, landmarks, and capitals.
- Reusable & built to last (seven years!)
- Colorful and fun
- Use with multiple ages
Looking for more ways to turn your lessons into a hands on experience?
Mona MELisa Designs offers educational toys and lessons designed by a homeschool mom. She was tired of “worksheeting her daughter to death!” She believes children learn best and absorb information when they are engaged in their educational experiences. To be able to touch, feel, move and interact with their lessons, allows children to become masters of those lessons, and their environment.