Introduce the wonders of the seven continents and learn about the different animals that inhabit them with an awesome printable continents activities pack. Suitable for preschoolers through to elementary school children. Kids will embark on an educational journey around the globe while learning about the fascinating animals that call each continent home. Plus, we’ve added more suggestions and hands-on activities for rounding out this fun mini-unit.


7 Continents Worksheets

The free mini printable animal and continents activities pack below will take your child on an exciting journey worldwide.

The pack includes continent and world map coloring pages, cut-and-paste activities, and a DIY passport that children can customize as they embark on their global adventure.

With these packs, learning becomes an immersive experience that encourages exploration and discovery.

What Are The 7 Continents?

Let’s take a closer look at each of the 7 continents and examples of unique animals that call them home. Each of these continents is covered in the printable mini pack below!

North America: From the majestic bald eagle to the elusive grizzly bear, North America is home to diverse wildlife.

South America: The Amazon rainforest teems with life, housing creatures like jaguars, toucans, and sloths.

Europe: From the icy landscapes of the Arctic to the lush forests of Scandinavia, Europe boasts a rich tapestry of habitats and animals.

Africa: Known for its iconic savannas and vast deserts, Africa is home to some of the world’s most recognizable animals, including lions, elephants, and giraffes.

Asia: From the dense jungles of Southeast Asia to the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Asia is a continent of contrasts.

Australia: Australia is a land of marsupials, from kangaroos to koalas.

Antarctica: While devoid of permanent human inhabitants, Antarctica is home to various animals, including penguins, seals, and whales.

Picture Books About The 7 Continents

To complement our printable continents activities, here are ten picture books that celebrate the wonders of continents and animals: Amazon Affiliate links included.

  1. “The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry (South America)
  2. “Me…Jane” by Patrick McDonnell (Africa)
  3. “Where the Forest Meets the Sea” by Jeannie Baker (Australia)
  4. “The Salamander Room” by Anne Mazer (North America)
  5. “Anno’s Journey” by Mitsumasa Anno (Europe)
  6. “Diary of a Wombat” by Jackie French (Australia)
  7. “We’re Roaming in the Rainforest” by Laurie Krebs (South America)
  8. “Grandfather Twilight” by Barbara Berger (Antarctica)
  9. “Tikki Tikki Tembo” by Arlene Mosel (Asia)
  10. “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?” by Bill Martin Jr. (Antarctica)
  11. “Me on the Map” by Joan Sweeney

Free Printable 7 Continents Activities Pack

Download each of the free printable packs below.

Bonus Animal and Continent Activities

Make An Animal Habitat Diorama

Encourage children to create a diorama that shows the habitat of an animal from one of the continents using materials like clay, paper, and miniature figurines.

Nature Walks

Take a nature walk with your child and observe the local flora and fauna. Encourage kids to document their findings in a nature journal or sketchbook. Try our nature scavenger hunt.

LEGO Animal Habitats

Grab some basic LEGO bricks and these printable animal habitat task cards to learn about 8 different animal habitats around the world.

Map Puzzles

Print out maps of different continents and cut them into puzzle pieces. Challenge your child to assemble the puzzle and identify the animals that inhabit each continent. Use the materials included in the free packs.

Animal Habitat Color By Number

If your lessons call for exploring animal habitats, add this free printable animal color-by-number activity to your plans for quick math practice while exploring science too.

Play Animal Bingo

Play a bingo game featuring animals from around the world. Print out the animal bingo cards with pictures of different animals and call out their names. Children can mark off the animals as they spot them on the cards.

Animal Bingo

Set Up Animal Habitat Sensory Bins

For preschoolers, create sensory bins themed around different continents by filling them with materials representing the habitats. For example, use sand and small rocks for a desert habitat, colored blue rice for an ocean habitat, or green shredded paper for a jungle habitat. Add toy animals native to each continent for children to play with and explore.

Learn more about setting up sensory bins, plus tons of sensory bin ideas!

Ocean Sensory Bin

Printable Preschool Theme Packs

Get ready to explore this year with our growing Preschool STEM Bundle!

What’s Included:

There are 12+ preschool themes to get you started. This is an ” I can explore” series! Science, STEM, Math, and more.

Each unit contains approximately 15 activities, with instructions and templates as needed. Hands-on activities are provided to keep it fun and exciting. This includes sensory bins, experiments, games, and more! Easy supplies keep it low cost and book suggestions add to the learning time.