Find out a little about life in Fiji, then write about a typical day on this diary template.
You can enjoy a complete set of printables for the Fiji flag, and a Fiji flag colouring page, some location worksheets and maps, and a collection of interesting facts to help the kids learn a little about Fiji!
Village by the sea, Fiji
A Little Geography...
- The Republic of Fiji is an archipelago of 332 islands in the continent of Oceania, located in the South Pacific Ocean north of New Zealand.
- Eighty percent of the population live in coastal towns on the largest islands Vita Levau and Vanau Levu.
- Suva, on Vita Levau, is the capital and largest city in the South Pacific with around 200,000 residents.
- Tavueni island crosses the 180 degree meridian. However the international date line goes around the country to the east so that all the islands share the same date. Locals get to celebrate the New Year before other countries!
A Little History...
- The first settlers came from Vanuatu in 1220 BC, followed by Melanesians and Polynesians.
- In 1643 Abel Tasman was the first European to sail past the islands but he did not land due to the treacherous coral reef.
- When Captain Cook asked neighbouring Tongans to tell him the name of the islands called Viti, he thought they said Fiji and the name stuck.
- Around 40% of Fijians are of Indian descent, tracing their roots to sugar workers who came when Fiji was a British colony.
And Some Interesting Facts...
- Beqa Lagoon is famous for its soft coral reefs whilst nearby Shark Reef has been named the world's best shark dive, with 8 species including Tiger sharks.
- Rugby 7s is the most popular sport, with the national team winning the World Cup twice and the Hong Kong Sevens a record 12 times!
- The movie 'Cast Away' starring Tom Hanks was filmed on the Fijian islet of Monuriki.
- The Fijian Crested Iguana were 'discovered' by scientitists who saw the reptiles in the background of the film Blue Lagoon located on Yasawa Island!
- Kava is a traditional Fijian drink made from the roots of the yaqona plant.
- The original settlers of Fiji once ate their enemies until Christianity was introduced. Chief Udre Udre is reputed to have eaten up to 900 people!
- Fiji's national costume is the 'sulu', a triangular cloth skirt worn by men and women.
- Firewalking over hot stones is an ancient custom practiced on Beqa Island by the Sawau tribe. Today is it used to entertain tourists.
If you look carefully, you can see - marked in red - the location of Fiji on this map of Oceania. We have a printable version here.
About the Fijian Flag
The National flag of Fiji was adopted in October 1970. It consists of a Union Jack in the top left corner of a bright blue field. On the right hand side is the national coat of arms. The flag has remained the same since the colonial period, despite calls for change from multiple politicians. The bright blue colour is said to represent the Pacific Ocean and the Union Jack represents the country’s close ties with the United Kingdom.
Our Printable Activities for Fiji
Do some research on the climate and current weather conditions in Fiji, then record your findings on this fun worksheet!
Rugby Union is one of the most popular sports in Fiji! Can you find out more about sport in Fiji and other aspects of Fijian culture and use this worksheet to record what you find?
Here's your chance to try being a poster designer! Can you design a tourism poster encouraging tourists to visit Fiji?
Choose from two worksheets for the Fiji coat of arms below. The first asks the children to find out about the coat of arms of Fiji, when it was awarded and the significance of the different parts.
Fiji is a long way from where many of us live, but how does life there compare to your own? Do some research, then enter your findings on the Venn diagram.
Compare and contrast your daily life with someone living in Fiji with the help of this compare and contrast worksheet.
We ask the kids to find out some facts about Fiji to fill in this worksheet, as well as to mark its location on the map. Why not do all countries in Oceania and build up the complete set?
This fun poster has all the key facts about Fiji, and the flag at the top too! The simple, bright design means it looks great as part of displays...
This factsheet has lots of key facts about Fiji, plus the national flag and a small map showing its location. A perfect starting point for your Fiji studies!
Can the kids recognise which island is Fiji, on this map of Oceania? We have two versions of this location worksheet, one guided and one blank.
The national flower of Fiji, tagimoucia, only grows in the crater lake of an extinct volcano - and nowhere else in Fiji or in the world! You can create your own picture of this rare and beautiful flower with our colouring page!
There's space to draw 5 pictures of Fiji on this picture gallery printable. Or you could print and cut out some pictures that you find and stick them in. Either way, you'll end up with a lovely display!
Wish you were here? I think most of us would like to be in Fiji looking at the lovely picture on this postcard! Can the kids imagine they are on holiday in Fiji and write this postcard for someone back home?
Design your own postcard of Fiji, then imagine you are staying there and write a postcard for a friend back home...
Fiji certainly looks beautiful on this poster! Print using borderless printer settings for the best results.
Print this simple Fiji poster to use in your displays, featuring the letters that spell the name of the country with the flag inside!
In Fijian mythology, a serpent god created the islands and inhabitants there. Can you write your own creative story about Fiji on this story paper, or use it to record your research?
The kids will soon be experts on Fiji after trying all the activities in our huge Fiji study pack! There's a lot to learn, and plenty of fun and creative activities featured here too...
A stunning picture of Fiji graces the front page of this 3-fold tourist leaflet. You just need to fill the inside of the leaflet with information about the country!
This fun worksheet asks the kids to become travel writers! Can they write some content for a travel brochure to Fiji, and include an eye-catching headline and some good descriptive text?
Can you find the 15 words all about Fiji hidden in the wordsearch grid? Some of them might be tricky to find! We've included the solution below if you need it.
Here's a simpler fact worksheet for the children to fill in, when they are studying Fiji. It includes some location work.
Fijian food is traditionally very healthy! Find out a little more about Fijian food, then write about it on this worksheet and draw a typical meal.
Go on a quick virtual tour of Fiji with our fun introduction to this fascinating country! You might learn a few interesting new facts...
Fiji would be a nice place to visit, but can you think about what you would need to pack if you were visiting there? Write or draw everything you might need in the suitcase.