Italy with Kids: Virtual Tour & Global Learning Guide

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Are you looking forward to learning about Italy with kids but can’t travel there quite yet? Come join us as we travel on a virtual tour of Italy right from home!

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Come along with us as we take a virtual trip to Italy and explore from home! Perhaps you’re planning a trip to Italy with kids in the future, or maybe you just want to learn more about the country right from home. Either way, this is a guide to learn about history, culture, food, people, as we take a virtual tour of Italy.

This guide is a great way to connect via heart and mind with those of diverse backgrounds from around the world. We can’t wait to learn more about the beauty and diversity of Italy with kids.

Our family likes to spend 1-2 weeks on a virtual field trip to each country. We typically spread out these activities and pick a couple each day. I hope you enjoy learning with us as we explore these Italian activities for kids!

 

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ITALY WITH KIDS:

VIRTUAL TOUR OF ITALY TO EXPLORE FROM HOME

Learning about Italy with Kids: Language Arts

 

 

Reading: Books About Italy for Kids








And you can find lots more book suggestions at this public library site HERE!

Activity Suggestions:

Facts About Italian History & Government

  • Official name Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic)
  • Democratic republic
    • First republic was in Ancient Rome
  • One of the 6 founding members of the European Union
  • Prime Minister: Giuseppe Conte

Video About Ancient Rome for Kids:

Gladiators Video for Kids:
Italian History Activity Suggestions:
  • Color a flag of the Italian Republic (or you can cut out strips of green, white, and red construction paper)
    • Green = hope
    • White = faith
    • Red = charity
  • Make a diorama of the Colosseum

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Videos About Italian History for Kids:

 

Italian Geography for Kids

  • Find Italy on a map or globe
  • Rome is the capital of Italy (find the star on the map). It’s called the Eternal City, and is also the biggest city in Italy.
  • Italy is shaped like a boot
  • It’s a peninsula
    • What is a peninsula?
  • The country has a couple of bigger islands and many small islands
    • Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea
    • What is an island?
  • Two main mountain ranges – Alps and Apennines (Dolomites are in the Alps)
  • Three active volcanoes in Italy – Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli
  • Vatican City is its own country and the smallest country in the world

 

Italy Geography Activity Suggestions:
  • Color in Italy on the map
  • Count how many countries Italy borders (6)

 

Geography of Italy Video (3 minutes)

 

 

(Map from HERE)

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Italy with Kids: Famous Sites to Know

 

Imagine a visit to Rome with kids!

 

Italian Art History with Kids

 

Italian Art Activities with Kids

 

Italian Architecture with Kids

Build a Roman aqueduct with plastic cups! Instructions HERE.

Frescoes & the Sistine Chapel

 


 

Religion & Philosophy in Italy for Kids

 

 

Movies about Italy for Adults and Kids


 

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Italian Food That Kids Will Enjoy

Here are a few staples of Italian food that your kids will love!

  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Gelato

Here are a few simple Italian recipes to make with kids:

Or you could consider going out for pasta or gelato!

 

Science in Italy


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STEAM and Craft Activity Suggestions when Studying Italy with Kids

 

 

 

Italian Music: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Italian Music Activity:

Paint 4 different seasons to go with each of the movements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. While you’re painting, move your paintbrush along with the music.

 

Sports in Italy

Football (what Americans call soccer) is extremely popular in Italy!

 

 

Thanks for Taking a Virtual Visit to Italy With Us!

We’ve loved putting together this resource to virtually visit Italy. We’d love to hear if you do any of these activities, or if you visit in person! We hope to inspire curiosity and connection through exploring and learning, and we hope this guide helps you and your families. Please share any activities you do with us over on our Instagram. And we’d be delighted if you passed this along to others, as well!

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