What do you think life is like on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia? Do a little research then write about a typical day.
Find out about the beautiful volcanic Caribbean island of St Lucia, and enjoy our St Lucia flag printables.
Volcanic mountain - Piton - by the sea in St Lucia
Learn About St Lucia
- The tropical island nation of St Lucia is in the Lesser Antilles, between the Atlantic and Caribbean seas.
- Two volcanic mountains named the Pitons dominate the island. St Lucia has the only drive-in volcano in the world at Sulphur Springs, where tourists can have mud baths.
- A French pirate named Francois le Clerc, nickednamed Wooden Leg, once attacked Spanish ships from his base here.
- The first successful European settlers were French, who vied with the British to control the sugar cane plantations for 150 years.
- The green and blue St Lucian Amazon parrot, called the Jacquot, became endangered due to deforestation and hurricanes. It is now protected and is the national bird of St Lucia.
- Tropical fruits such as green figs, bananas and mangos abound in the fertile soil. In the capital Castries there is an old market where spices, fish and fruit are sold. St Lucia is famous for exporting bananas.
- Two famous St Lucians, the poet Derek Walcott and the economist Sir Arthur Lewis, have both been awarded Nobel prizes, which is impressive for small country of 175,000 people.
- St Lucia has been Independent since 1979.
The St Lucia Flag
The St Lucia flag has a blue background which stands for the Caribbean Sea, and white, yellow and black triangles representing the island's famous twin volcanic peaks (the Pitons). The flag of St. Lucia was officially adopted on March 1, 1967.
St Lucia Resources
Find out about the climate in Saint Lucia and the weather forecast there today, then fill in this fun climate worksheet.
The culture of St Lucia blends English, French and African heritage. Can you find out more about it and fill in the boxes on this worksheet?
You might want to design your tourism poster for Saint Lucia with a tropical theme - but it's up to you of course!
Write a little about the food grown and eaten on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, then draw a typical meal...
Can the children find out what type of birds are included on the Saint Lucia coat of arms, and some other information too? And they can have a go at designing their own coat of arms on Worksheet 2...
Ask the kids to fill in this Venn diagram comparing their own life with that of someone in Saint Lucia. A great starting point for a discussion too...
Do some research about daily life in Saint Lucia (food, education, games/sports etc), then compare with your own daily life using this worksheet.
Grab some pens or crayons and draw 5 pictures of things you might see in Saint Lucia inside the frames on this fun picture gallery.
What do you think a holiday in Saint Lucia would be like? Do some research, then write a postcard for a friend back home.
Grab some pens or crayons and draw a picture of Saint Lucia on the front of this postcard (and you can write on the back too). You could draw some scenery, or perhaps the national flag?
This poster clearly shows the unusual design of the Saint Lucia flag. The blue represents the Caribbean Sea, and the triangles represent the islands famous volcanic peaks.
Use this story paper with a beautiful harbour scene in Saint Lucia to spark some creative writing. Available in two versions: lined, and with handwriting lines.
Make your own tourist leaflet for Saint Lucia with this helpful printable. You could even set up your own pretend tourist information kiosk or travel agency!
The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia certainly has lots to offer tourists, but can the children summarise the delights of this island on this travel brochure worksheet?
The colours on the St Lucia flag make these bookmarks feel pretty and summary. You can choose to print in colour or black and white to colour yourself.
If you are having a Caribbean themed party you will find five handy St Lucia flags to print on our downloadable pdf.
Colour in these pretty roses, the national flower for Saint Lucia.
Fun Fact: The rose was the winner of the Saint Lucia National Flower Competition in September 1985.