Nauru is one of the least visited islands on the planet, so most of us in the rest of the world will never have been there! Can you do some research into life on Nauru and write about it in the diary entry?
Did you know that Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 8 square miles? Find out a few more interesting facts, and print out our collection of flag activities, which you can find at the bottom of this page.
A view of the island nation of Nauru (photo courtesy of Tatters, Creative Commons Licence)
- The Republic of Nauru, formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island in the South Pacific.
- With under 10,000 residents, Nauru is the word's second smallest nation by population (after Vatican City).
- Originally settled by Micronesians and Polynesians, Nauru was colonised by Germany in the 19th century.
- After World War I until 1968 when it gained independence, Nauru was administered by Australia, New Zealand and the UK - although during World War II Japanese troops occupied the island.
- There are no personal taxes in Nauru, but the unemployment rate is estimated at 90%. Of those who are employed, 95% work for the government.
About the Nauru Flag
The interesting flag of Nauru has a blue background symbolising the surrounding Pacific Ocean and the clear blue sky. The yellow line represents the Equator, and the white star represents the 12 tribes of Nauru. The flag was officially adopted on January 31, 1968.
Our Printables Activities for Nauru
The kids will enjoy recording the current weather in Nauru on this fun weather app template - they'll need to do a little research first to find out about the climate there.
Nauruans still perform traditional rhythmic singing and dance on special occasions - find out a little more, and research the other aspects of the culture in Nauru, and write about it on this worksheet.
Design a tourism poster for Nauru. Remember that the best tourism posters are often colourful with lots of pictures and full of information to make people want to go there!
The food we eat varies around the world, and here's a fun activity to encourage the kids to learn more about food in Nauru. Can they find out about the types of food grown and eaten in Nauru, then draw a typical meal on the plate?
The Coat of Arms of Nauru is very colourful, but can the kids do some research and find out about when it was awarded and the significance of the different parts? We have two worksheets to choose from, and the second worksheet asks the kids to design their own coat of arms too...
The small island country of Nauru might be very different from where you live, but you might find a few similarities too. Use this Venn diagram worksheet to find out...
Nauru has just 30km of roads - a lot less than most other countries around the world! Can the children make some other comparisons between where they live and Nauru?
The pretty Calophyllum is the star of this national flower colouring page for Nauru.
Fun Fact: Traditionally Calophyllum wood was used to construct the keel of canoes by Pacific Islanders.
Can the kids draw 5 pictures in the frames on this Nauru picture gallery printable? They might need to do a little research first...
This is probably one of our most stunning postcards, featuring the fascinating island of Nauru. Use it for practising postcard writing skills.
The kids get to draw their own postcard of Nauru with this fun printable. Remember to write the postcard and address too...
This interesting poster of Nauru gives you an idea of the size of this small island. Print using the borderless settings on your printer for best results...
Did you know that Nauru is the third-smallest state in the world? Find out some more facts about Nauru and write them on this story paper, or use it as a setting for a fictional story.
A lot of people might not be familiar with the small country of Nauru, so the kids will need to add some interesting and useful information to this tourist leaflet...
Nauru is said to be the least visited country in the world. Can you encourage more visitors to go there by writing about the country in this travel brochure worksheet?
We've provided a suitcase, now the kids need to think about what they'd need to pack in it to take to Nauru!