primary (6-7 years old)

Countries that border ours

In this activity, you will learn about your neighboring countries. In this downloadable resource, you will find a PDF with instructions to energize your classes. On the one hand, we will show you which tool to use on the platform, and on the other hand, we will propose activities suitable for students aged 6-7.


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We propose you to teach geography in a fun way

What will your students learn with this educational activity?

Teaching geography is fundamental to children’s education, as it allows them to know the world around them and understand how different places relate to each other. One of the first geography lessons that can be taught to children is the location of their country in the world and, more specifically, the countries that surround it.

The importance of knowing neighboring countries

Knowing the countries that border theirs is important for several reasons. Firstly, it allows children to better understand the history and culture of their own country. Most countries have a shared history with their neighbors and share cultural influences. For example, Mexico shares a long history with its northern and southern neighbors, the United States and Central America, respectively. In the case of Argentina, its culture and customs are very similar to those of Uruguay and Paraguay.

In addition, by knowing neighboring countries, children can develop important language skills. In many cases, neighboring countries share the same language or have very similar languages. Therefore, learning about neighboring countries can help children develop language skills that will be useful to them in the future.

Another benefit of knowing neighboring countries is that it can help children develop a greater awareness of global issues. By learning about the challenges faced by neighboring countries, children can develop greater sensitivity towards the needs of others and a greater awareness of their role in the world.

In addition to fostering curiosity and interest in the world around them, knowing neighboring countries can have important benefits for children’s development. By learning about the culture, history, and geography of neighboring countries, children can gain a broader understanding of the world they live in and develop an open and respectful mindset towards other cultures.

Finally, knowing neighboring countries is important for understanding the geography and biodiversity of the region. Countries that share borders often have similar geographical and climatic features. For example, the Andean region spans several countries in South America and is known for its great biodiversity.

How to teach children about neighboring countries

To teach children about the countries that border theirs, it is important to do so in a playful and entertaining way. A good way to do this is through interactive maps, games, and group activities.


In conclusion, teaching children about the countries that border theirs is important for their education and development. This allows them to understand the history and culture of their own country, understand the relationships between countries, and understand the geography and biodiversity of the region. In addition, this teaching can be done in a playful and entertaining way, using didactic resources and group activities. Teaching children about neighboring countries is a basic geography lesson that lays the foundation for a broader and deeper understanding of the world around them.