Puerto Rico although a small island it’s huge in heart!   Let’s explore Puerto Rico landmarks together with your kids, and learn about places you would dream to visit one day! 

Puerto Rico celebrates on November 19,  Día de la Cultura Puertorriqueña y el Descubrimiento de Puerto Rico (Day of Puerto Rican culture, and the discovery of the island). However, in good Puerto Rican fashion the celebration extends to a whole week! Boricuas loves to party!     

Semana de la Puertorriqueñidad is a week of the celebration on one’s Puerto Rican heritage, culture, music, idiosyncrasy, identity, and anything that identifies you with being Puerto Rican.  Schools across the island celebrate from November 16-20.

To celebrate,  today’s post we are exploring Puerto Rico landmarks!

Little one used this puzzle map to trace the outline of Puerto Rico on the brown paper. Seriously, Puerto Rico’s outline is not hard to draw.

We’re using láminas (flashcards) from Símbolos Nacionales y Monumentos Históricos booklet to identify where they are located on the map.   As we read about each landmark he would draw it on the map, and write the town/city’s name.  He had so much fun as he went around the map drawing he’d say, “Look Mami I’m traveling around Puerto Rico.”

Puerto Rico has many more landmarks too many to cover in one simple post. Nevertheless, we enjoyed learning about the significant ones located in the major cities of the island.

Please note that the booklet used is actually hard to find, and I bought it in a past visit from Puerto Rico.

Luckily for you, I have created two free printables that you can actually use for your homeschool or classroom!   Click below:

Lesson Plan: Exploring Puerto Rico Landmarks   
Puerto Rico Landmark Flashcards 


Welcome to our Olympics for Kids series! The Olympics are a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together. Today, you can find more about other printables from various countries thanks to our participating bloggers:

Passport to the Olympics – Multicultural Kid Blogs 
South Africa Research Project – Globe Trottin’ Kids 
Mexico in the Olympics – Mommy Maestra 
Best Olympic Sports for French People – La Cité des Vents 
Portugal in the Olympics – the piri-piri lexicon 
Opening Ceremonies Flag Scavenger Hunt – Kid World Citizen 
Olympic Athlete Trading Cards – use resources wisely 
Exploring Puerto Rico Landmarks – Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes
Don’t forget that you can also download our Summer Games Unit activity pack to learn more about the world and have fun during the Olympics.

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  1. I would definitely love to visit El Yunque National Rain Forest, but really I would want to see all of them!!

  2. Same here, but especially El Yunque or Castillo San Felipe del Morro! Or wherever it is that they have the glow-in-the-dark algae…

  3. Love this! I was just thinking about el dia del descubrimiento de Puerto Rico and how we'd talk about it (dd is 4) and thought about your blog. We have that map as well and LOVE it! I'm American and hubs is Puerto Rican and that map has been teaching me the municipalidades. The hubs and I actually settled a debate about whether or not Hato Rey is a municipalidad w/ that map. (I was right, lol!) I'll have to pick up some of those laminas on the next trip as well. Thank you for all that you do. It's a great help to have something specific to Puerto Rico. We live in Texas so there's a lot of Spanish language resources that are great and make sense culturally here, but don't really help my daughter understand Papi's culture.

  4. Hi Joanna! You have no idea how happy it makes me to know that the blog posts that I write on Puerto Rico is being helpful to you and your little one. 🙂 Ahhh the Hato Rey debate can be confusing since Hato Rey is really an extension of San Juan, but it is now it's own municipio. 😉 I totally understand where you're coming from about where you live. Can you imagine us? In a small Southern town with extremely limited Spanish language resources. 😉 Again, I'm so happy to know that I'm helping your daughter understand her Papi's culture. Thanks for commenting.

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