Ukraine Coloring Book for Kids Featuring 11 Aspects of Ukrainian Culture

Helping children to understand what is happening in Ukraine is so challenging.

We have put together a Ukraine coloring book featuring some aspects of this beautiful country which will help your kids to learn something about this beautiful country.

Featuring different aspects of Ukraine and its culture, including favourite foods, flowers and a map to label or just color.

For many of us Ukraine is a country we know very little about and even as adults understanding the history of the region and its relationship with Russia is very difficult.

Many of our readers are finding our guide How to Teach Kids About the History of Russia and Ukraine Crisis really helpful.

Both for their own understanding, and to teach their kids.

But for younger children, and indeed kids of all ages, coloring pages are a great introduction.

This 11 page coloring book contains one word per page, each an aspect of Ukraine and its culture, a description and a picture to color.

The Ukraine coloring book would make a great addition to the other teaching ideas in our homeschool guide to Ukraine.

But for younger children, you could simply look at where Ukraine is on a globe or map and talk about some of the aspects of Ukraininan culture in this coloring book.

This country research packet is great for older kids and you can print it again and again as you travel around the world in your homeschool!

The pages included in the Ukraine coloring book are:

1. Map of Ukraine

Look at Ukraine on a globe and a map or in an atlas.

Older children can label the main areas and cities on the map, shade in the coastline and look at the countries that border it.

Younger kids could simply color the map in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

The stripes are of equal width with blue at the top and yellow at the bottom

2. Bandura

The bandura is a traditional plucked string folk instrument that combines elements of the zither and the lute.

You can hear how it sounds here.

3. Borscht

Borscht is a traditional soup in East European made from beetroot, which gives it its distinctive red color.

My Russian friend has several different recipes for Borscht on her blog, why not try one?

4. Chernobyl

The biggest nuclear disaster in history took place at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986.

This would be a great way to start a discussion on the pros and cons of nuclear power with your teen, or to look at the history of nuclear energy with older kids.

N.B. For younger children I would avoid printing this page in the coloring book altogether.

5. Cherries

Both sweer and sour varieties of cherry are grown in Ukraine and they are the 9th largest producer of cherries in the world.

Give some of our favourite cherry recipes a go:

6. Ciconia

The white stork is the national bird of Ukraine, a symbol of family, loyalty and patriotism.

Many Ukrainians feel they have a special relationship with the white stork and a stork nesting on the roof of your house is said to bring good luck.

7. Khata

A khata is a traditional Ukrainian house, made from wood and still found in country villages.

8. The Motherland Monument

The Motherland Monument stands outside Kyiv, a monument to the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.

9. Saint Sophia Cathedral

The beautiful Saint Sophia Cathedral is located in Kyiv, Ukraine.

It is a supreme example of early Rus-Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture and is one of the city's best-known landmarks.

The cathedral is a museum and houses a remarkable collection of mosaics and frescoes of that period.

10. Sunflower

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and its oil is one of Ukraine's biggest exports.

The sunflower has also become a symbol of peace and resistance in Ukraine, and a symbol of solidarity with Ukraine around the world.

11. Viburnum

Viburnum opulus (kalyna) is a national symbol and an important element of traditional Ukrainian folk culture.

It is an emblem for the Koliada (Christmas) festivities and a key element of a traditional wreath.

I hope that quick guide has helped you with some learning ideas for your kids, whatever their age.

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