Although Puerto Rico is a small island it is huge in heart! On November 19, the island celebrates 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 spirit the celebration extends to a whole week! Boricuas loves to celebrate! Semana de la Puertorriqueñidad is a week of celebration of one’s Puerto Rican heritage, culture, music, identity, and anything that identifies you with being Puerto Rican.
To celebrate we are going to explore Puerto Rico landmarks. Below you’ll find a free printable with the landmarks and information on each one. I’ve also included another flashcard printable of the landmarks.
How to use this resource: Have your child draw a map of Puerto Rico on a large piece of brown craft paper. 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 used láminas (flashcards) from the 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 island’s major cities.
Please note that the booklet used is actually hard to find, and I bought it on a past visit to Puerto Rico. Luckily for you, I created a 3-page free printable that you can actually use for your homeschool or classroom!
This post is part of MKB’s Olympic for Kids Series.
Welcome to our Olympics for Kids series! The Olympics are an excellent opportunity to teach kids about the world and explore cultures together. Today, you can find more about other printables from various countries