Making a booklet to write in is a great way to engage children in writing and learning about countries. You could make an information booklet on Lithuania, or a menu for a Lithuanian restaurant, or draw pictures! There's an unlined version which is perfect for drawing in.
Find out a little about Lithuania with the kids by reading our "interesting facts" below, and then print out the Lithuanian flag in many different guises to accompany your study of the country!
Vilnius Old Town, Lithuania
Learn About Lithuania
Geography of Lithuania
- The Republic of Lithuania, on the south-east Baltic, shares a border with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia. It is the most populous Baltic republic with 3.3 million people.
- The Curonian Spit on the Baltic Coast is a 98km long stretch of sand dunes from Southern Lithuania to Kalingrad in Russia . Backed by a lagoon, this area is famous for amber stone. Wildlife such as elks abound in the forests and 20 million birds visit annually.
A Whistlestop History of the Country
- The Grand Duchy of Lithuania dominated the region for 500 years and was the biggest state in Europe in the 15th century.
- Lithuania was the last pagan country in Europe to convert to Christianity. The country joined with Poland in a Commonwealth for 200 years until 1795.
- Lithuania had Europe's first written constitution, created in 1791 only 4 years after the United States produced the world’s first.
- Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union until 1989, when it became independent.
More Interesting Facts about Lithuania
- Vilnius, the capital city, has a World Heritage Old Town with distinctive baroque buildings and cobbled streets.
- The world's only statue to American musician Frank Zappa is in Vilnius. It is a symbol of the bohemian artistic lifestyle of the city's youth!
- The Hill of Crosses in Northern Lithuania has been a pilgrimage site since 1831. The estimated 100,000 crosses are a symbol of Lithuanian independence and traditional faith, and were visited by Pope John Paul II.
- Lithuanians are very keen on sports. The men’s basketball team has won three Olympic bronze medals whilst swimmer Ruta Meilutyte won Olympic gold aged just 15.
About the Lithuanian Flag
The Lithuanian flag is a tricolour of yellow, green and red. It was used before Lithuania was absorbed into the Soviet Union, and re-adopted in 1989 when the country became independent again.
Our Lithuania Resources
There are 4 versions of these bookmarks for you to choose from. Black and white or colour, and with or without the words. Have fun handing them out as little prizes, or gifts for geography lovers!
Colouring in the flag of Lithuania is a good activity for helping kids remember the flag. Three colours are needed: yellow, green and red.
This worksheet prompts children to find out some facts and statistics about Lithuania and to study its location too...
Make yourself a colourful jigsaw of the flag of Lithuania. There are lots of cutting templates to choose from here. You can tailor the difficulty to your child's ability. Older children can make the whole thing themselves!
Make yourself the colourful flag of Lithuania! It's easy to print out and stick together. You could use a stick or straw for the handle and wave the bigger size, or use it for bunting. And there are two smaller sizes too...
Younger children can use our guided location worksheet, which provides country names, to help find Lithuania. Older children can try and find it using our blank map, with no extra help!
Children will really appreciate having somewhere special to write their notes when studying. This notebooking page is for Lithuania and features its flag in the corner.
Learn about Lithuania's location, size and neighbours by printing and studying our simple map of Europe, with its location marked clearly in red.