Resources for Learning About Thailand

February 22, 2021

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Years ago, my children enjoyed Muay Thai training, the national sport of Thailand. Check out these resources for learning about Thailand to learn more information about the South Asian country in your homeschool.

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My eldest daughter loves Muay Thai. Her petite frame didn’t stop her from training as a teenager.

She truly loved the sport, the art, the “Thai boxing,” and had an actual fight. It was awesome and empowering for her. I couldn’t be more proud of her efforts that day.

My little ones took Muay Thai classes as well. As a matter of fact, my youngest daughter got whacked in the face during a sparring match, and she thought it was the coolest thing. Her nose bled, but she didn’t care one bit.

My children love Muay Thai so much. So, when exploring How Unit Studies Can Break Up the Monotony in Homeschool, I knew developing a unit study around Muay Thai would capture my kids’ interests.

They learned so many cool facts about Muay Thai, Thailand, Thai art, and so much more.

Like the country we live in now, the Kingdom of Tonga, Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. It is officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand.

Here are some more interesting facts about Thailand to share with your geography lessons:

-Until 1939 (and 1946 to 1948), Thailand was known as Siam.

-Thailand has never been conquered (also like the country where I live). Thailand means “land of the free.”

-In Thailand, the most important part of the body is the head. It is disrespectful for people to touch someone in the head.

-Feet, according to Thai culture, symbolize an attachment to the earth, which seemingly is the cause of human suffering.

-Elephants roam all over Thailand. Weird note: Even the shape of the country kind of, sort of, looks like an elephant ear.

-Sad fact: Hundreds of years ago, there were about 100,000 elephants in Thailand; today there are only about 5,0000.

-All boys in Thailand, before the age of 20, spend some time as a Buddhist monk.

-Thailand is the world’s top producer of orchids.

– The Thai language is very difficult to learn. Thai has 44 consonants (compared to our 21) and has thirty-two vowels (compared to our five).

Explore these resources for learning about Thailand in your homeschool.

FREE Date Dash Thailand-Thai History Card Game

Printable Card Game about Thailand text with image of outside

Country Study – Thailand | Beyond Imagination

Thailand Copywork, Activities, and Country Booklet | Yvonne Crawford

Country Study Distance Learning  – Thailand | Yvonne Crawford

Thailand Geography | NATGEOKids

FREE Thailand Lesson Plans, Games, Activities |

Thailand: Facts & Life | KidCyber

All About Thailand Facts | Facts Just for Kids

Resources About Thailand | Globe Trottin’ Kids

Thailand Country Facts for Kids | Science Kids

All You Need to Know About Thailand | Easy Science for Kids

10 Fun Facts About Thailand for Kids | Multicultural Kids Blog

Fun Facts about Thailand for Kids | Mum on the Move

Thailand for Kids | Thai Embassy Washington, D.C.

Facts About Thailand | Kids World Travel Guide

Thailand – The Heart of Southeast Asia | National Geographic

Learn Thailand Country Facts, Quickly! | Our Crafty World

Thai Fun Facts, Food, Music, Language | DinoLingo

17 Interesting Facts About Thailand |  Everything Everywhere

10 Fun Facts About Thailand for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Thailand the “Land of Smiles” | Oocities

20 Interesting Facts of Thailand | Gadsventure

FREE Printable – Facts about Thailand | Making Friends

Interesting Thailand Facts For Kids | World of Travels with Kids

Thailand Song – Learn Facts About Thailand the Musical Way | JEOGRAPHY Songs

Learn about the Thai culture with this book | Adventures in Mommydom

FREE – Thailand Flag | The Harstad Collection

Thailand Thai Asian Studies Power Point Presentation FREE PPT |  Smiley Teacher

FREE – Thailand Map | The Harstad Collection

Thailand Facts Basic Information Worksheet FREE | Smiley Teacher

History of Thailand | Ducksters

Thailand and Vietnam With Preschoolers | HodgePodgeCRafts

A Taste Of Thailand: Pad See Ew + Learn About Thailand | Kid World Citizen

Thailand Activity Map FREE Download | Nancy Chandler’s Coloring Corner

Flag of Thailand FREE Coloring Page | Super Coloring

Thailand FREE Printable Worksheet | iSLCOLLECTIVE

We’re Learning All About Thailand! | Castle View Academy

All About Thailand Culture, Country, and Landscape | The Little Learner

Thailand Thematic Worksheets | Thematic Worksheets

Learn about the animals of Thailand:

Animals from Thailand 3 Part Nomenclature Cards Montessori Culture Science | Firefly and Fairy

Thailand Animals – Animals That Live In Thailand | World Atlas

Animal Tourism in Thailand: Elephants, Tigers, and Monkeys, Oh My! | The Wandering Blonde

Check out these activities and crafts to help you teach your kids about Thailand:

Thailand-Themed Activities for Kids | ChildFun

Cool Thailand Activities & Crafts | The Global Kids Clan

Hattifant’s Thailand Paper Crafts and Toys | Hattifant

Expedition Earth ~ Thailand Floating Boats Craft | Confessions of a Homeschooler

Thailand – Research Project – Interactive Notebook – Government – Mini Book | Project Based Learning with Elle Madison

Around the World in 12 Dishes: Thailand– Banana Cake | Crafty Mom Share

Thai Crafts for Kids to Make at Home | eHow

Adorable Thai Paper Doll Friends | Making Friends

Thailand Research Project | Globe Trottin’ Kids

Information Thailand PowerPoint | Beth Wimberly

Thailand- An Introduction to the Art, Culture, Sights, and Food | Masterpiece Momma

Country Study Research Project Templates – Thailand | Creative Classroom Core

Thailand Facts Page | Little Miss Cupcake

Your kids will enjoy exploring Thailand through videos and virtual tours:

Thai Islands: A Guided Tour – 6K 360 VR Video | VR Gorilla – Virtual Reality & 360 Videos

World Culture for Kids: A Virtual Visit to Thailand for Children | Mama Smiles

Thailand’s Tropical Forests from The Ambient Collection | Treadmill TV

Fire Lanterns and Fireworks in Chiang Mai -Thailand on New Years Eve 2020 | World Nature Video

T is for Thailand: Thailand for Kids Virtual Tour | Local Passport Family

Cicadas Virtual Walk Through Jungle – Krabi – Thailand with Cicadas and Crickets Sounds | World Nature Video

Focus on Thailand! Country Profile and Geographical Info | GEOgraphy Focus

Virtual Field Trip: THAILAND | Travelicious Teacher

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