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Puerto Rico Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

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Puerto Rico, a Caribbean archipelago country in the continent of North America, is known for its collection of beautiful islands and its rich cultural history. It is an important place for children to study for these reasons.

image of the prominent Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in Puerto Rico

Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, Puerto Rico
Photographed by Chad Sparkes; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

Puerto Rico is a self governing commonwealth associated with the United States.  The island's inhabitants possess all the rights and obligations of United States citizens such as paying social security, receiving federal welfare and serving in the armed forces, except for the right to vote in presidential elections and the obligation to pay federal taxes.

Spanish is the first official language of Puerto Rico, while English is the second official language. Indigenous language speakers speak Taíno in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, Puerto Rico does not have any political divisions in a legal sense; however, there are 7 regions of Puerto Rico, each with multiple municipalities. The North region has 10 major municipalities: Arecibo, Barceloneta, Camuy, Dorado, Florida, Hatillo, Manatí, Toa Alta, Vega Alta, and Vega Baja. The Metro region has 7 major municipalities, including the capital city of San Juan: Bayamón, Carolina, Cataño, Guaynabo, San Juan, Toa Baja, andTrujillo Alto. The East region has 17 major municipalities: Caguas, Canóvanas, Ceiba, Culebra, Fajardo, Gurabo, Humacao, Juncos, Las Piedras, Loíza, Luquillo, Maunabo, Naguabo, Río Grande, San Lorenzo, Yabucoa, and Vieques. The Central region has 14 major municipalities: Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Barranquitas, Cayey, Ciales, Cidra, Comerío, Corozal, Jayuya, Morovis, Naranjito, Orocovis, and Utuado. The South region has 12 major municipalities: Arroyo, Caja de Muertos, Coamo, Guayama, Guayanilla, Juana Díaz, Patillas, Peñuelas, Ponce, Salinas, Santa Isabel, and Villalba. And the West region has 20 major municipalities: Aguada, Aguadilla, Añasco, Cabo Rojo, Guánica, Hormigueros, Isabela, Lajas, Lares, Las Marías, Maricao, Mayagüez, Moca, Mona, Quebradillas, Rincón, Sabana Grande, San Germán, San Sebastián, and Yauco.

Since Puerto Rico is a Caribbean archipelago, it comprises a stretch of islands surrounded by the water. To the west, it has maritime borders with Haití and the Dominican Republic, separated by the Mona Passage; to the east, it has maritime borders with the Virgin Islands; to the north is the Atlantic Ocean; and to the south is the Caribbean Sea.

Capital city:  San Juan
Language:  Spanish and English
National Bird:  Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis)
National Animal:  Puerto Rican Coqui (Eleutherodactylus coqui)
Currency:  United States dollar (USD)

crafts and coloring

coqui Crafts and Coloring Pages


Navidad and el Día de Reyes

jigsaw puzzles  Puerto Rico On-Line Jigsaw Puzzles

puerto rican symbols

Puerto Rican Symbols Worksheets



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Neat Facts:

  • Puerto Rico contains islands in the archipelago that are completely uninhabited.
  • Its nickname is “the island of enchantment.”
  • The world’s largest telescope, the Arecibo Telescope, is located in Puerto Rico; it is 305 m in diameter, making it the largest single astronomical observing object in the world, as of 2021.


Puerto Rican Themed Word Puzzles


Word Search

Island:  Puerto Rico is a tropical island in the Atlantic Ocean, bordered to the south by the Caribbean Sea.  Therefore, any of the more generic ocean/beach Crafts on the site would work well for a Puerto Rico themed lesson plan.

coconut tree paper craft

Coconut Tree Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

crab paper plate craft

Crab Paper Plate Craft

preschoolers and up

The photo shows an actual Puerto Rican crab.  Color your craft a nice bright orange!

Fish craft

Fish Crafts and Coloring

There are coral reefs around Puerto Rico so make some nice colorful fish!

Jellyfish Coffee Filter Craft

Jellyfish Coffee Filter Craft

Kindergarten and grade school

from normal sized jellyfish to tiny "ocean lice" -- jellyfish the size of a grain of pepper -- these neat sea critters are found near Puerto Rico and can pose a nuisance to surfers and boogie boarders.

shark coloring page

Shark Activity Pages

Reef sharks, tiger sharks, whale sharks and others are found in the waters near Puerto Rico.

whale crafts

Whale Crafts

Famous landmarks of Puerto Rico include:

  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro
  • El Yunque
  • Serralles Castle
  • Río Camuy Caves
  • La Guancha Boardwalk



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El Boricua

Welcome to Puerto Rico