Daily lives can differ a lot around the world! Can you imagine what your daily life would be like if you lived in Dominica, and write a diary entry for a typical day?
You've come to the right place if you want to find a few interesting facts about Dominica that you can share with the kids, and print out some Dominica flags and flag colouring page!
A Little Geography...
- The Commonwealth of Dominica is an island in the Carribbean.
- At about 290 square miles it has a population of just over 70,000.
- The capital is Roseau.
- A volcanic island, Dominica has the world's second largest hot spring, Boiling Lake.
- The mountainous rainforests are home to many rare plants, animals and birds.
Rainforest in Dominica
A Little History...
- Christopher Columbus spotted the island on Sunday 3rd November 1493, and named it Dominica after the Latin name for Sunday (dominica).
- The island remained isolated for a hundred years or so, until Caribs started to settle there as they were driven from other islands in the region by the Europeans.
- France colonised Dominica in the early 18th century and brought in African slaves to work in the plantations.
- France ceded Dominica to the British in 1763, and a small British colony was established in the early 19th Century.
- Dominica became an independent nation in 1978.
And Some Interesting Facts...
- Dominica has exactly 365 rivers!
- The Sisserou parrot is unique to Dominica and is featured on the country's national flag.
About the Dominica Flag
The national flag of Dominica was adopted in November 1978. It consists of a green field cut by a cross, coloured yellow, black and white. In the centre of the flag is a red disk, containing 10 green stars and an image of the sisserous parror: an endangered species, found only in Dominica. The green colour represents the lush, fertile lands. The cross represents the trinity and Christianity, with its three colours recalling the native Indians, the fertile soil and the pure water. The 10 stars stand for the 10 parishes and the red disk for social justice. All in all the Dominican flag is striking and memorable!
Our Dominica Resources
We've drawn a weather app template for a phone or tablet on this worksheet, ready to be filled in with the current weather conditions in Dominica - a fun challenge!
Dominica is influenced by a real mixture of different cultures. Find out more about the different aspects of culture in Dominica then record your research on one of our worksheets (choose from blank or lined below).
Here's a fun activity that combines a little research, with some writing and drawing too! Can the kids design their own tourism poster for Dominica?
There are two lovely parrots on the Dominica Coat of Arms, but can the kids find out what significance they have, as well as the meaning of the other parts? Then for an extra fun activity, why not let the kids design their own Dominica coat of arms (using Worksheet 2 below)?
Venn diagrams are a great way to look at similarities and differences. Compare and contrast your daily life with that of a child growing up in Dominica - you'll need to do a little research first. Then map the results on the Venn diagram!
Use this worksheet to help compare and contrast your own daily life with that of a child in Dominica. You'll need to do some research first about things like typical meals, education and the games played there...
This Dominica facts poster will look simple and effective as part of a display on Dominica or countries around the world, and it's got some key facts for the kids to learn too!
This easy-to-print factsheet is perfect if you're making a display or project lap book about Dominica. There's a map and the country flag included as well as plenty of useful facts.
There are 5 sizes of the Dominica flag on this printable so whether you want a poster or a cupcake topper there is something there.
Dominica's National flower, the Bwa Kwaib, has rich red flowers that are said to resemble the courage, strength and resilience of the Dominican people. We think it makes a lovely colouring page!
There are two versions of our Dominica notebooking page, one lined and one with space for a picture, for perfect project presentation.
Put Dominica into context within North America with the help of our outline map, simplified and expanded.
Our picture galleries look lovely filled with drawings then displayed on a classroom wall! Can the kids draw 5 pictures of Dominica (or things you might find there) on this gallery printable?
Print, cut out, then fold this postcard from Dominica, then imagine you are sending it to a friend back home. What would you tell them about this country?
Here's a creative activity to enjoy if you're learning about Dominica. Can the kids design their own postcard for Dominica and write all about the country describing it for someone back home?
Our story paper for Dominica has a lovely photo at the top and plenty of space for writing underneath. Choose from our lined version, or with handwriting lines, below.
We've got your studies on Dominica covered with this huge study pack! Learn about the wildlife, geography, history, daily life and climate of Dominica and have some fun with lots of varied activities!
Make a tourist leaflet for Dominica by printing this page then folding along the lines to make a 3-fold leaflet. Then fill with lots of useful and interesting information about Dominica!
Here's a chance for the kids to try their hand at writing content for a travel brochure. Can they encourage people to visit Dominica?
We've got 15 words to do with Dominica all hidden in the word search grid - some of them might be tricky to find! The solution is also available to download below.
Are you feeling hungry? You might be once you've done some research into the food from Dominica and drawn a picture of a tasty meal!
Write or draw pictures of everything you'd need to pack for a week in Dominica. You'll need to do a little research about this country first...