A day in Lesotho might be very different from a day in your own life. Can you research what it might be like and write a diary entry on this worksheet?
Learn about Lesotho, the country with the highest low point in the world! Discover more fun facts below to enjoy with the kids, together with our Lesotho flag and other printables.
A Little Geography
- The Kingdom of Lesotho is a mountainous country entirely surrounded by South Africa.
- The people of Lesotho are known as Basotho.
- Known as the kingdom in the sky, Lesotho has the highest low point of any country at over 1,000 metres.
- At 192m, Maletsunyane Falls is the highest waterfall in Southern Africa. The village of Semonkong, which means 'the place of smoke', is named after the mist.
Lesotho on map of Africa. Printable version available.
A Little History
- The area where Lesotho is today was first occupied by the Khoisan, who were hunters and gatherers during the stone age.
- In the 16th century, the Sotho people moved into the valley of the Caledon River. The Sotho were agriculturalists and eventually, their population overtook that of the Khoisan.
- In 1822 King Moshoeshoe I united the land under one rule for the first time. King Moshoeshoe's resistance efforts against colonialism from the Dutch and British continued over many decades and he never suffered a major military defeat, but the British took over in 1795.
- Lesotho gained independence in 1966.
And Some Interesting Facts
- Today's tourists can find footprints from dinosaurs such as the small Lesothosaurus and rock art left by ancient San bushmen.
- The Afri-Ski Resort in the Maluti Mountains attracts winter sports enthusiasts from Johannesburg.
- Erosion due to farming in hilly grazing land has hurt agriculture and has left the country with very few trees.
- Basotho are proud of their colourful patterned blankets, made to replace animal skins, which visitors can buy as souvenirs of Basotho tribal culture.
- On the 11th March each year, a national holiday called Moshoeshoe Day is celebrated to commemorate the day of Moshoeshoe’s death.
The Flag of Lesotho
The flag of Lesotho has blue, white and green horizontal stripes and a Mokorotlo (a back Basotho hat). This design was introduced in 2006 on the 40th anniversary of Lesotho’s independence and was intended to represent the country’s peaceful nature.
Flags and Other Printables
Here's a climate worksheet with a difference! Can the kids find out about the climate of Lesotho, then write today's forecast in the phone app template?
This fun 'Culture in Lesotho' worksheet asks the kids to find out about the traditional costume, arts, sports and pastimes and holidays/festivals of Lesotho.
Design a fun poster encouraging people to visit Lesotho. Try and include an eye-catching slogan in your design!
Food from Lesotho is a combination of African traditions and British influence. Find out some more and write about it here, and draw a typical meal on the plate template.
These Lesotho bookmarks might be handy to give out in class, perhaps as a little prize for a geography quiz?
Lesotho has an interesting coat of arms, but what do all the different parts mean? And if you could design your own coat of arms, what would you draw? Choose Worksheet 1 to just write about the coat of arms, or Worksheet 2 if you'd like to try and design your own, too...
Use this Venn Diagram worksheet to help record the similarities and differences between Lesotho and where you live.
Use this worksheet to compare your own life with a child growing up in Lesotho. Do some research into the food a child might eat in Lesotho, the games they might play, their education and anything else you can think of...
This fact-finding worksheet will help your children find out some information about Lesotho, and it's a useful way to start your studies.
Our country facts posters are great for displaying in the classroom, and don't use too much ink to print! This one is for Lesotho.
This one-page factsheet is a quick way to learn some useful information about Lesotho! It's also great for project books and displays.
Help children learn where Lesotho is situated within the African continent with these location map worksheets.
This colouring page features a really interesting plant, the Aloe Polyphylla - the National flower of Lesotho.
There's space to draw 5 pictures in the Lesotho Picture Gallery printable. Great for classroom displays!
Imagine you've gone on a trip to Lesotho - can you write a postcard to a friend back home telling them all about it? Simply cut out the postcard, fold in half and stick together, then write all about the sights, sounds and activities...
This fun postcard activity might require a little research from the kids. Can they imagine they are staying in Lesotho, and write a postcard back home? They can draw a picture too...
Here's a poster of a scene in Lesotho to print and display. For best results print using the borderless settings on your printer.
Here's a fun poster to print featuring the flag of Lesotho within the shape of the country, complete with black mokorotlo (a Basotho hat)!
Use this story paper to write down some facts about Lesotho, or use the image to spark off an imaginative story...
Choose from lots of different activities all about Lesotho in our 25-page study pack. It's aimed at kids aged 7-11 but there's plenty for a wider age gap, too...
Use this 3-fold tourist leaflet to try to persuade people to visit the country of Lesotho. Remember to include some interesting information and use persuasive writing techniques...
There are a few longer words hidden in our Lesotho word search grid, but they might still be tricky to find! If you need a little help, we've included the solution below...
Research the items you'd need for a trip to Lesotho, then write about them or draw pictures in the suitcase.