This fun worksheet asks the kids to imagine they are living in Sierra Leone, and to write a short diary entry describing a typical day there.
Learn a little about the African country, Sierra Leone, enjoy our fun facts, and print flags, maps and a range of useful printables and worksheets.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Fun Facts about Sierra Leone
- The Republic of Sierra Leone in west African Atlantic coast shares a border with Guinea and Liberia.
- Sierra Leone means "lion mountains". It was given its name by Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra.
- The slave trade started in 1560 near to where Freetown was built in 1762, as a refuge for slaves.
- The modern capital of Freetown is now a vibrant capital city of over 1 million people located on one of the world's largest natural harbours.
- During the civil war, from 1991 to 2002, a third of the 6 million population were sadly displaced.
- The coast is one of west Africa's wettest places with 195 inches of average rainfall per year.
- The world's third largest rough diamond, the Star of Sierra Leone, was found in 1972.
- Diamonds account for nearly half of all exports although many leave the country illegally and are known as 'blood diamonds'.
- Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Africa's best places to see primates, including chimpanzees.
- Batik cloth is popular in Sierra Leone, particularly cloth using indigo dye to create vibrant blue designs.
You can print this map here
The Sierra Leone Flag
Sierra Leone's flag, in use since 1961, has a green, white and blue stripe. The green stripe stands for agriculture, mountains and natural resources. The blue stands for the hope that Sierra Leone and its capital city, Freetown (a natural harbour) will make a contribution to peace in the world. The white stands for unity and justice.
Maps, Flags and Worksheets
Most of us use a weather app these days to find out what the weather is doing where we live, so the app template on this worksheet will be familiar to the kids! But can they find out about the climate and weather today in Sierra Leone?
Ask the children to do some research into the different aspects of culture in Sierra Leone and then record what they find out on this guiding worksheet.
Grab some pens and design your own tourism for Sierra Leone, remembering to make it as eye-catching as possible!
What would you eat if you were feeling hungry and lived in Sierra Leone? This worksheet asks you to find out about the typical food eaten there...
The coat of arms for Sierra Leone has a very tropical feel to it! Can you find out some more information about it and then try one of our worksheets (worksheet 2 also asks you to design your own coat of arms)?
A Venn diagram is a great tool for brainstorming and creating a comparison between two or more objects, events, or people - in this case, comparing your own life with life in Sierra Leone.
Use the template to compare and contrast two countries - Sierra Leone, and the country where you live.
Choose from two versions of this worksheet - one with help for younger children, and one with a blank map of Africa for older kids. Find Sierra Leone and its capital city...
Enjoy colouring in our national flower colouring page for Sierra Leone, and we have lots of other national flower colouring pages to choose from too.
Print out this map of Africa showing the location of Sierra Leone for display, or for your project on the countries of Africa.
What will the kids choose to draw in the 5 spaces on this gallery for Sierra Leone? Ideas could include wildlife, famous landmarks or even the national flag...
Do some research into Sierra Leone, then write about it on this postcard for someone back home to read...
Practise writing skills with this Sierra Leone postcard, and draw a picture of Sierra Leone on the front of the postcard too! You could draw some scenery, wildlife or even the national flag?
This printable poster of Sierra Leone is perfect for displays, or for sparking a discussion about what life might be like there...
Green, white and blue are the colours of Sierra Leone's flag, and we've set them inside the outline shape of the country for a simple poster.
Perhaps the kids could write a story set in Sierra Leone with the man on the photograph as the central character? Choose from our lined version, or handwriting lines version below.
This foldable leaflet is just like the ones you find in travel agents and tourist information centres! Can the children write some interesting information about Sierra Leone inside it?
The kids will get to practise their descriptive and persuasive writing skills with this fun worksheet which asks them to write their own travel brochure content for Sierra Leone.
Use this printable worksheet to help you remember what you have learned about the African country Sierra Leone.