For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am also presenting Chile!!! Here’s an introduction to their soccer team, followed by a Chile profile, and some activities to share with your kids.
Chile Profile and Info:
Chile is the long and skinny, mountainous country along the southwest side of South America. It runs north and south from the tip of the Americas where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet, all the way up to the warm Atacama Desert bordering Peru. Each of the distinct regions vary in vegetation, fauna, and climate depending on the latitude. One commonality for most Chileans is the mountains, which cover 80% of the land.
Independence Day: September 18, 1810 (from Spain)
Popular Holidays: New Years (Jan 1), Día de Reyes (Jan 6), Holy Week (varies), Feast of Saint Peter and Paul (June 29), Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen (Fiesta de la Tirana: July 16), Independence Day (Sep 18), Noche Buena (Christmas Eve, Dec 24).
Physical Geography: Bordered by the Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to the east; the coastline on the west is the Pacific Ocean. The mountain ranges that runs the length of the country is the Andes Mountains, the longest mountain range in the world.
Notice the Chilean Flag:
Listen to the Chilean National Anthem:
Every time Chile plays I will post a new activity to learn more about beautiful Chile. We will be cheering for them, hoping that they make it to the finals!!!
If you love the World Cup and want to use it to teach your kids about the world, be sure to follow our World Cup For Kids Pinterest Board so you can follow all of the posts as different countries play. I will be sharing many of the activities on our facebook page too. Also, there is a great World Cup For Kids Printables pack to use with your kids.