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
I would definitely love to visit El Yunque National Rain Forest, but really I would want to see all of them!!
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…
El Yunque sounds a super interesting place!!
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.
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.
the links are both unavailable, says the owner deleted them. Any chance they are still available somewhere?
Hello! I’ve updated the links. Thanks for reaching out.
Is this printable still available? The above link doesn’t work, and it would be so perfect for our Puerto Rico unit study!
Please update the link. Thanks
I emailed you the link. Thanks!