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Denmark Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

Denmark, a country in the continent of Europe, is a Scandinavian country and has some of the most excellent design and architecture on earth! It is an interesting country for children to study for this reason.

image of famous colorful landmark called Nyhavn Harbour in Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn Harbour, Copenhagen, Denmark
Photographed by © Stig Nygaard used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

Denmark is primarily a Danish-speaking country. However, approximately 90% of all people in Denmark speak English very well as a second language—as English is taught to Danish children in schools and at home from a very young age. Other languages spoken include German (with approximately 50% of Danes able to speak very well) and French (13%). Denmark has an “officially recognized minority language” called Faroese, a North Germanic language, spoken primarily on the Faroe Islands. Like Greenland, the Faroe Islands are an autonomous territory (meaning they have they are self-governing) of the Kingdom of Denmark.

The Kingdom of Denmark settled the lands of Greenland through violent colonization, but many Inuit languages are spoken by Inuit-language speakers here: Kalaallisut is the most common dialect spoken by Inuit on this land, and Tunumiit and Inuktun are regional dialects spoken.

Denmark is a country located in northern Europe and is made up of the Jutland Peninsula and more than 400 islands in the North Sea. Denmark shares a border with Germany to the south. Denmark is located in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Kattegat Bay, Kiel Bay, and the Skaggerak Strait—sharing “maritime borders” (meaning borders in the ocean, as demarcated by humans) with Norway, Sweden, Poland, and the UK.
Denmark is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, the country is split into 5 political divisions (regions): Region North Jutland (Region Nordjylland), Region Central Jutland (Region Midtjylland), Region South Denmark (Region Syddanmark), Region Zealand (Region Sjælland), and the Capital Region (Region Hovedstaden).

Capital city:  Copenhagen
Language:  Danish
National Bird:  The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor; probably because of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytale “The Ugly Duckling")
National Animal:  Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
National Flower:  Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Currency:  The Danish Krone (DKK)

Denmark Activities:
Denmark Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Denmark Themed Activities
Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Neat Facts:

  • The Danish language has no word for "please!"
  • LEGO® was invented by Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Dane! The name comes from the phrase, "leg godt," which translates to "play well!"
  • The Danish flag, "Dannebrog," remains the oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation.

Denmark Printables:
Denmark coloring page

Denmark Activities
Denmark Coloring Pages

Scandinavian mythology coloring page

Denmark Activities
Scandinavian Mythology Coloring Pages

Denmark Word Search

Denmark Activities
Word Searches

Famous landmarks of Denmark include:

Nyhavn Harbour (also known as New Harbour)

  • Nyhavn's oldest building (known as building No. 9) was built in 1681!
  • Nyhavn Harbour is well-known for its beautifully-colored strip of buildings, located on the north side of the waterfront, known as the "Sunny Side."
  • The less colorful southern part of the waterfront is known as the "Shady Side."
  • Some of the businesses found along the waterfront are open all day and night!
  • The world's OLDEST tattoo parlour is located in Nyhaven!

Stevns Klint

  • Stevns Klint is a geological masterpiece, with large cliff formations overlooking the ocean, formed by the impact of the Chicxulub meterorite!
  • This meterorite impacted Earth approximately 67 million years ago and is thought to be responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs and more than 50% of life on Earth!
  • It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014.
  • It is home to some of the most diverse range of fossil discoveries on Earth!

Kronborg Castle

  • Kronborg Castle is located in Helsingør, Denmark.
  • It is one of the most famous and prominent castles from the Renaissance period and was built in 1574
  • It was featured as Elsinore in Shakespeare's famous play Hamlet!
  • It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
  • The castle is located just north of Elsinore and is strategically located in a narrow stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden; and almost 2 million (!!) ships passed through through this Denmark-controlled water between 1429 to 1857!

Tivoli Gardens

  • Opened in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is the second-oldest operating amusement park on Earth; the oldest still-operating amusement park is ALSO in Denmark and is called Bakken or Dyrehavsbakken, which opened in 1583.
  • The amusement park was founded by a man named Georg Carstensen.
  • Tivoli is divided into three seasons: Summer, Halloween in Tivoli, and Christmas in Tivoli.
  • As of 2021, there are approximately 4 million people who visit the amusement park each year, and the park makes about 700 million DKK per year!

Wadden Sea National Park

  • Wadden Sea was designated as a Danish National Park in 2008; the Danish region of Wadden Sea was designated was a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014.
  • According to UNESCO, the Wadden Sea is considered to be "the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world."
  • Wadden Sea spans national borders, with regions in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany.
  • It is located in the south-east region of the North Sea.
  • There are more than 1,200 km of hiking trails across Wadden Sea's regions!

Denmark Crafts for Kids:
denmark quilt 

Denmark Themed Activities
All About Denmark Paper Quilt Craft

Mermaid Ideas

Denmark Themed Activities
Little Mermaid Activities

includes crafts, colouring and printable story

Troll Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Denmark Themed Activities
Troll Paper Plate Craft

Troll Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Viking craft

Denmark Themed Activities
Viking Paper Craft

Viking Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Denmark Themed Activities
Viking Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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