Hey Kids!

I’m so glad you came to my website to learn more about Belize! Belize is such a cool country with lots of culture. Did you know that Belize is in Central America? That means it is in between North America, where you live, and South America. 

Do you want to learn some more fun facts about Belize? Check out the photos below!

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Jaguar reserve
Jaguar reserve

Belize has the only Jaguar reserve in the world, otherwise known as Cockscomb Basin Wildlife sanctuary.

900 Mayan sites
900 Mayan sites

Belize has around 900 Mayan sites.

No American restaurants anywhere in Belize
No American restaurants anywhere in Belize

There is no McDonalds, Burger King, Starbucks or KFC in the entire country of Belize but are mostly available in the rest of Central America. The most popular foods in Belize are stewed chicken, rice and beans and seafood.

English is the OFFICIAL language
English is the OFFICIAL language

Belize is the only Central American country where English is the official language. However, English is spoken mostly in Belize City while the rest of the country speaks Spanish, Creole, Garifuna and Mayan languages. Many people from other Central American countries that can be dangerous move to Belize and make it the melting pot it is- a mix of Caribbean and Central American.

450 islands
450 islands

The islands in Belize are called Cayes (pronounced “keys”) and total around 450 including those on the outer atolls.

Belize is one of the least populated countries in the world.
Belize is one of the least populated countries in the world.

Belize is one of the least populated countries in the world. The whole country has a little more than half the amount of people that the city of Seattle has.

Second biggest barrier reef in the world
Second biggest barrier reef in the world

The Blue Hole is a sink hole near the "Lighthouse Reef." The Lighthouse reef is so big it can be seen from space! The reef houses many endangered and rare species of sea-life.

The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple
The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple

The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple built around 1200 BC!

Belize Dollar
Belize Dollar

Money in Belize is called the Belize Dollar. The exchange rate is 2BZ = 1USD. So for any price listed at the store, you divide by 2 to find how much it costs in US Dollars.

Belize is a wonderful place but, like every country, there are a lot of problems too. I work with kids in Belize, mostly kids that live in really hard situations and in poverty. 

Being a missionary is a rewarding job because I get to help people and teach people about Jesus but there is a lot of things you need in order to be successful at bringing people to Christ.

 

Would you help me find all the things I need to be a missionary in Belize?

For more fun ask an adult to help you print off these activity pages below!