This fun diary writing prompt encourages children to write about an imagined day living in Grenada...
Find out a few interesting bits and pieces about the Caribbean island of Grenada, and print out its flag - as colouring page, bookmarks, jigsaw and more!
St George's and Grenada Harbour
A Little Geography...
- A small Caribbean nation in the south of the Leeward Islands, Grenada consists of three inhabited islands with over 110,000 citizens living in a lush tropical setting.
- Grenada is a mountainous volcanic island, featuring rainforest and waterfalls, and surrounded by white sandy beaches.
- On smaller Carriacou there is an archaeological museum. Petite Martinque is home to local boat builders.
- St George's, the capital, was built by the French in 1650. It occupies a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour. Fort George, built in 1705, was originally called Fort Royal by the French.
- Grenada is known as "the spice island", due to the abundance of mace and nutmeg, which are major exports.
- In 2004 Hurricane Ivan destroyed the nutmeg crop causing significant damage to buildings and loss of life.
A Little History...
- Arawak and Carib tribes were succeeded by British and French settlers, with a French colony established in 1674.
- Grenada changed hands several times until British rule was established in 1877.
- After independence in 1974, there was a revolution in 1979 followed by a coup and invasion by American and Caribbean forces in 1983. Grenada is now a stable democratic member of the Commonwealth.
And Some Interesting Facts...
- If you visit you might like to try eating oildown, the national dish - which is a stew of pig tails, coconut milk, breadfruit and peppers!
- Grenada became the smallest nation to win an Olympic gold medal in 2012 in London, when 19 year old Kirani James won the men's 400 metres.
- Tourists can dive at Moliniere Bay at the world famous Underwater Sculpture Park, which includes the Vicissitudes, a circle of 25 stone carved children.
About the Grenada Flag
The Grenadan flag certainly stands out! The National flag of Grenada was adopted upon their independence from the United Kingdom in February 1974. The six gold stars on the outside of the red field represent the six different parishes, with the central, larger gold star, encircled by the red disk, representing the capital city: Saint George’s. The green and yellow triangles stand for vegetation and wisdom respectively, with the nutmeg clove on the hoist representing one of Grenada’s main exports. The red colour of the field represents courage and strength.
Our Grenada Resources
There are two parts to this interesting climate worksheet. Can the kids write a little about the climate in Grenada first, then find out what the weather is doing there today and fill in the details on the weather app template?
Traditional costumes, art, music, dance, sport, hobbies and festivals all vary between countries and give each country a unique culture. Find out about the culture in Grenada and write about it, do some drawings or cut and paste some pictures.
Here's an opportunity for the kids to design their own tourism poster for the beautiful Caribbean country of Granada. They need to make it as eye-catching as possible!
Learning about the different foods people eat around the world can be fascinating! This worksheet asks the kids to find out about the food grown and eaten in Grenada and asks them to draw a typical meal...
There are lots of fantastic details on the coat of arms of Grenada. Can the kids find out what the different parts mean and write about them here? Our second worksheet has an additional challenge - design your own coat of arms for Grenada!
Try this compare and contrast exercise between life in Grenada and where you live - are there any similarities found in the intersection of the circle?
Use this interesting worksheet to compare your life to a child growing up in Grenada, focusing on things like food, education, housing and games and activities.
Interesting Fact: We consume 62.5% more electricity in the UK than in Grenada!
Our country facts posters have a simple and clear design, perfect for any classroom display, or you can print and use them in lapbooks or folders too. This one is for Grenada.
From almost a full page to a tiny map topper we have sizes of Grenada flags for all uses on our printable.
We have two levels of location worksheet for Grenada, both asking children to identify the country and its capital on a map of Europe. The guided worksheet includes the names; the blank worksheet doesn't!
The pretty bougainvillea is the national flower of Grenada and the star of this lovely colouring page!
Fun Fact: It's not the flowers that make this plant so colourful, it's actually the magenta pink bracts (a leaf-like part of the plant).
We've produced this simplified map of North America so that children can easily identify Grenada's location, compare its size, identify borders etc.
Why draw one picture of Grenada when you can draw 5 in this fun picture gallery? Lovely for displays...
This little activity encourages writing and gives the children a chance to practise addressing a postcard. The kids can pretend they are in Grenada - perhaps having done some research first.
Here's a fun way to get the kids writing, and practising postcard and addressing techniques! Print, draw a picture from Grenada, write and cut out, then fold in half and glue.
This simple flag poster is easy to print and won't use too much ink, but will make a great centre point for a display all about Grenada.
What a pretty scene on Grenada! Write some facts about the country below the photograph, or use your imagination to create a story! We have two versions to choose from: lined, and with handwriting lines.
We've got everything you need for learning about Grenada in this bumper 25-page study pack (all activities are available separately too).
We've got 3-fold tourist leaflets for lots of Commonwealth countries, so once you've made one for Grenada you can try making some others if you like. You could maybe display them in a box or stand just like in a real Tourist Information Centre!
The kids can use this useful template to prepare a travel brochure that targets overseas tourists to Grenada.
We've hidden 15 words all about Grenada in this word search grid. Can you find them all? The solution is included below too...
This simple worksheet asks children to fill in some interesting facts and statistics, and then write about what else they have learned about Grenada.
Learning how to pack for different trips and countries is a great life skill, so start the kids off with some virtual packing practise with our 'Packing for Grenada' worksheet...