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PERU VIRTUAL TOUR
¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a Perú!
Hello! Welcome To Peru!
Adorable animals, ancient civilizations, friendly faces, beaches, rainforests, and more.
There is so much to love about Peru.
Our Peru adventure starts with some facts, then is broken down into twelve sections: Overview, Books, Podcast, Coloring, Music, Crafts, S.T.E.M., Animals, Tours, Recipes, Movement, & Movie.
You do not have to do all of the sections, scroll to whatever interests you.
Quick Facts About Peru
Where Is Peru?
Peru is located in western South America. Peru is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Chile to the south, Bolivia and Brazil to the east, and Colombia and Ecuador to the north.
What Is The Capital Of Peru?
More About Peru
- There are beaches along the coast and the Andes Mountains rise as you move inland. Over 50 rivers start in the Andes.
- The Amazon starts in the Andes and the Amazon Rainforest forms where the land starts to flatten out including the northern and easter edges of Peru.
- Lake Titicaca is in the Andes Mountains on the border of Bolivia and Peru. It is the highest navigable lake in the world.
- The Uros Islands are 40 floating islands in Lake Titicaca. The Uros people made these islands out of reed so they could live here.
- There are 51 groups of native people of Peru, the Quechuan are the largest of these groups.
- English has adopted some Quechuan words such as llama, puma, the jerky in beef jerky, and the lima in lima beans!
- Machu Picchu is the most famous site in Peru. It is ancient Inca ruins built in the 1400s, likely for ancient kings.
- Machu Picchu was built between two Andes mountain peaks and made of large stones that fit together perfectly.
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These fun podcasts for kids are not necessarily about Peru but they do talk about llamas! And while you listen, you can color the Peruvian color sheets from the next section.
Story Pirates Podcast: Space Llama Click Here
But Why Podcast: Are Llamas Ticklish?
This coloring sheet is from the ‘Are Llamas Ticklish’ podcast: https://www.vpr.org/sites/vpr/files/202006/coloring-page-ticklish-llama-adams-20200601.pdf
And here is a Machu Picchu coloring sheet:
Play This Soothing Andean Music While Doing The Crafts Below
While you listen to the music, make your own traditional Andes pan flute.
Here is a great gourd craft for the fall – Peruvian Bird Gourd Craft For Kids
What caused the colors? Ice that used to cover the area. As it started to melt, the water mixed with minerals in the ground. This turned the earth into the many colors. Red areas are due to rust mixtures, yellows are due to iron sulphide, purples are from goethite or oxidized limonite, and the greens come from chlorite.
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