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Continents and Oceans Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 8 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Practice identifying and describing the 7 continents and 5 oceans with a set of task cards.

See the World with Continents and Oceans Task Cards

Ditch that continents worksheet and grab your students’ attention with task cards!  If you’re looking for creative ideas to help your students learn about the continents and oceans, this is the place for you!

Students will use these task cards to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the world’s continents and oceans.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your geography lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this resource to enhance learning through workstations, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by

  • Provide these students with 1:1 instructional support, or pair them with a partner to assist them with the reading component.
  • Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Challenge your fast finishers with enrichment activities such as

🌎Continents and Oceans Games

🌎Continents and Oceans Interactive Activities

🌎Labeling the Continents and Oceans Worksheets

Other Ways to Use Task Cards in the Classroom

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Grab even more landform resources in our Geography collection!  

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button to download the Color or Blackline PDF resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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