Africa: 3-Part Map Cards

3-Part Map Cards


Are you searching for an interactive, hands-on way to teach your child or students about geography? Look no further! Our Montessori-inspired 3-part map cards for Africa help students identify the location of each country and become acquainted with their unique flags.

Whether used in a classroom, homeschooling environment, or for family learning, our 3-part map cards adapt seamlessly to various educational settings.

For each country, you will receive a map card, a label card, and a control of error card. A total of 16 countries throughout Africa are included.

Print on cardstock. The card identifying the country on the map will serve as the control of error. Cut around this card with the label attached. Next, cut the card with only the arrow pointing to each country and its label separately. Laminate for increased durability.

Students match the country labels to the map cards, using the control of error card for assistance as needed.

What you get

With your purchase

You will receive a set of 3-part map cards that include 16 countries throughout Africa.

  • Following the Montessori philosophy, our cards encourage self-directed learning. Your child can independently use the materials, fostering self-reliance and confidence.
  • With repeated use, your child will become proficient in recognizing the location of the included African countries on a map. This foundational skill will serve them well in their future studies.
  • Familiarity with flags is an essential part of global awareness. Our cards make it enjoyable for your child to learn and identify the flags of African countries.

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How to Use

Map Drill Activity

Students practice matching the map cards with the country labels, using the control of error card as needed.

Memory Game

Students take turns flipping over one of each card, attempting to find the 3 matching country cards.

Guess the Flag

Working in pairs, one student attempts to guess the other student’s country flag card by asking a series of yes and no questions.


Using the country labels, students can practice alphabetizing the countries of Africa.


Group the map cards based upon their geographical locations, e.g. West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, etc.


As you add additional continents, students can practice sorting each country card and/or label card into their respective countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Montessori 3-part cards are a valuable hands-on learning tool used to enhance learning.

Typically, a set of 3-part cards is introduced to the student, focusing on a specific topic or subject. The student selects a picture card and matches it with the corresponding label card. The control card is used to verify the accuracy of the match, allowing the student to self-correct.

Montessori 3-part cards can be used in various learning activities, such as reading exercises, sorting, categorization, vocabulary, and memory games.

Use the 3-part map cards to introduce students to the geography of different continents and countries. Through the many 3-part card games available, your child will become adept in identifying these countries on a map.

While our curriculum is designed with elementary-age students in mind, its adaptable nature makes it suitable for a wide range of learners. Whether you’re teaching younger children or seeking enriching activities for older students, the Global Explorers program and its materials can easily be scaled to match their needs.

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