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Sweden 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!

Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Europe. Sweden is known for being home to some of the most popular current cultural icons, like Spotify, IKEA, ABBA, Volvo, pop music, and Swedish meatballs, making it a fun and popular country for children to study.

image of the magnificent Gotlands Raukaur, on the north coast of Fårö, Gotland, Sweden

Gotlands Raukaur, on the north coast of Fårö, Gotland, Sweden
Photographed by Gotlands Raukaur; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

As the country’s name suggests, Swedish is the official language of Sweden. The Sámi languages are also officially recognized. Other popular languages spoken in Sweden include the regional unofficial languages and dialects like South Swedish, Götamål, Svealand Swedish, Norrland, and Gutnish; the officially recognized minority languages of Finnish, Meänkieli, Romani, and Yiddish; as well as English, German, French, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, Greek, Kurdish, Persian, Polish, Spanish, and Somali. In other words, Swedish is an incredibly diverse linguistic nation.

Sweden is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, Sweden has 25 political divisions (called “provinces” in English and “landskap” in Swedish). These provinces are more broadly sectioned off by regions called “landsdelar” Swedish which means “parts of the land” in English: Norrland, Svealand, and Götaland. The provinces of Norrland are Gästrikland, Hälsingland, Medelpad, Ångermanland, Västerbotten, Norrbotten, Härjedalen, Jämtland, and Lappland. The provinces of Svealand are Uppland, Södermanland, Västmanland, Närke, Värmland, and Dalarna. The provinces of Götaland are Västergötland, Dalsland, Östergötland, Småland, Öland, Gotland, Bohuslän, Skåne, Halland, and Blekinge.

Sweden lies to the southwest of Finland. A long coastline forms the country's eastern border, extending along the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea; a narrow strait, known as The Sound (Öresund), separates Sweden from Denmark in the south.

Capital city:  Stockholm
Language:  Swedish
National Animal:  Eurasian Elk (Alces alces)
National Flower:  Small Bluebell (Campanula rotundfolia)
Currency:  Swedish krona (SEK)


Norway Printables:
coloring page

Norse Mythology Coloring Pages


worksheets

Printable Worksheets:

Anagram

Word Mining

Word Search


Neat Facts:

  • “Fika” is an important part of Swedish culture and is both a noun and a verb. “Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.”
  • Celsius was invented by Anders Celsius, the Swedish astronomer.
  • Alfred Nobel, the man whose name the most prestigious annual award is dedicated to, is Swedish; there are five different Nobel prizes including Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace.

Norway Crafts:
viking paper craft

Viking Paper Craft


Viking Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Viking Toilet Paper Roll Craft


Famous natural landmarks of Sweden include:

  • Lake Siljan
  • Gotlands Raukar
  • Åreskutan
  • Kebnekaise
  • Lummelundagrottan

Games and Puzzles:
jigsaw puzzles

Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Swedish Themed


 

Swedish themed poetry: