Amuseum@Home: Activities Round-up 2!


Discover amazing things about St. Martin from home! Have fun and learn about the island, while you’re protecting your community and yourself by staying home. Get fascinating and free stuff from Les Fruits de Mer–every day!

Here’s a round-up of over a dozen activities for your learning and enjoyment!

ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Crazy Caterpillars Match Game
St. Martin has lots of cool-looking caterpillars, which turn into butterflies and moths! Some have stripes, spots, or spikes. Some look like they have a head on both ends! Celebrate some of our most colorful caterpillars with this fun memory matching game.

Play free online here:
12-card game: https://matchthememory.com/sxmcrazycaterpillarsmatchgame12card

20-card game: https://matchthememory.com/sxmcrazycaterpillarsmatchgame20card


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Antillean Carpenter Bee Maze
Have fun and learn some fascinating facts about one of St. Martin’s bees, with this maze activity!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Carpenter-Bee-Maze.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Insect Vertical Poem

Write a vertical poem about the insect world of St. Martin!

St. Martin’s insects are part of the island’s natural heritage. They can be bright and beautiful, or camouflaged to hide from predators. Many insects have special jobs to do here. Some insects hunt pests. Others make honey. Many kinds of insects pollinate flowers, so plants can create fruits and vegetables. Special words for insects are part of St. Martin’s cultural heritage, too. So are songs and folk tales about insects. St. Martin’s authors and poets have often written about local nature. Now it’s your turn!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Insect-Vertical-Poem.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Incredible Insects Crossword!

Explore St. Martin’s insect world with this fun crossword! It stars some of the island’s amazing insect life. Play online, or print it out–your choice!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Insects-Crossword.pdf

Play free online: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/st-martin-incredible-insects-crossword


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Torrid Jewel Bug Puzzle
The Torrid Jewel Bug is one of St. Martin’s True Bugs. This means they have special tube-like mouths. They use them to pierce their food and suck out liquids, like a straw! Torrid Jewel Bugs are a beautiful dark metallic blue with bright orange-yellow spots. They are different from many insects because they protect their eggs and young, which are called nymphs. In this puzzle you can see a Torrid Jewel Bug guarding its crew of little nymphs.

Play online free! https://jigex.com/aZFo

Right now, the puzzle has about 40 pieces.
But, if you want to make it easier for little kids, you can switch it to as low as 6 or 8 pieces. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can increase the pieces as high as 805! To adjust the number of pieces, just click on the icon that looks like a grid of squares, on the left side on the start bar, before you click “OK” to start the puzzle.

Enjoy!


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Insect Imaginarium Activity!

Get ready to write an insect adventure! This special Imaginarium Activity helps you create and illustrate your own short story about St. Martin insects. You can read it online, and write and draw on your own paper. Or you can print it out, and write and draw on the sheet. Have fun!

Free Download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Insect-Imaginarium-Activity.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Insect Coloring Sheets

Get to know three awesome creatures from the insect world of St. Martin! These coloring pages have fascinating facts about the Leaf Mimic Katydid, the Milkweed Bug, and the Cicada. Bonus: they’re bilingual in French and English!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Insect-Coloring-Pages.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Incredible St. Martin Insects Match Game

St. Martin has hundreds and hundreds of awesome insects! Celebrate some of our fascinating insect life with this fun memory matching game. Beetles, butterflies, grasshoppers, ants and more are here for you to discover!

Play free online here:
12-card game: https://matchthememory.com/stmartininsectsmatchgame12card

20-card game: https://matchthememory.com/stmartininsectsmatchgame20card


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Word Search: Incredible St. Martin Insects!

Do you know how to spot a true insect? Insects have six legs and a body divided into three parts (head, thorax and abdomen). Many insects also have wings. Butterflies, ants, bees and beetles are all insects. But spiders, centipedes and scorpions are actually not insects! Find some of St. Martin’s amazing insects with this fun word search!

Play free online: https://www.proprofs.com/games/word-search/incredible-st-martin-insects/

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Insect-Word-Search.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Antillean Carpenter Bee Puzzle
The Antillean Carpenter Bee is a giant black bumblebee. It makes its nest by chewing tunnels in wood! St. Martin’s bees are important pollinators. That means they help plants make fruits and vegetables by spreading pollen from flower to flower. When bees get nectar from a flower, pollen sticks to them. Then when the bees travel to the next flower, the pollen does too. You can see the bee in this puzzle is covered with pollen!

Play online free! https://jigex.com/UeU5

Right now, the puzzle has about 40 pieces.
But, if you want to make it easier for little kids, you can switch it to as low as 6 or 8 pieces. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can increase the pieces as high as 805! To adjust the number of pieces, just click on the icon that looks like a grid of squares, on the left side on the start bar, before you click “OK” to start the puzzle.

Enjoy!


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Sea Vertical Poem
Write a vertical poem about the undersea world of St. Martin!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Sea-Vertical-Poem.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
West Indian Sea Star Puzzle
If you look in the shallow water around St. Martin, you’re sure to spot one of these beautiful starfish. They’re also called Red Cushion Sea Stars, since the adults can be red or orange, as well as yellow or brown. Young West Indian Sea Stars, like the one in this puzzle, are a greenish color with brown markings. These colors help them hide in seagrass beds while they grow up.

Play online free! https://jigex.com/hzKv

Right now, the puzzle has about 40 pieces.
But, if you want to make it easier for little kids, you can switch it to as low as 6 or 8 pieces. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can increase the pieces as high as 864! To adjust the number of pieces, just click on the icon that looks like a grid of squares, on the left side on the start bar, before you click “OK” to start the puzzle.

Enjoy!


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Undersea Coloring Pages

Get to know three amazing creatures from the undersea world of St. Martin! These coloring pages have fascinating facts about the Spotted Eagle Ray, the Queen Angelfish, and the Common Octopus. Bonus: they’re bilingual in French and English!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Sea-Life-Coloring-Pages.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Sea Turtle Maze

Did you know St. Martin’s sea turtles travel epic distances to come back here? Find out how they do it, and why, with this fun maze activity!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Turtle-Maze.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Sea Story Imaginarium Activity!

Get creative under the sea! This special Imaginarium Activity helps you create and illustrate your own short story about St. Martin sea life. You can read it online, and write and draw on your own paper. Or you can print it out and write and draw on the sheet. Have fun!

Free Download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sea-Story-Imaginarium-Activity.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Sharknose Goby Puzzle
Meet a very teeny cleaner–the Sharknose Goby! This beautiful fish is super small. The biggest it ever gets is 4 cm (1.6 inches)! It has a bright, lemon yellow V shape over its snout. It does a really important job–it cleans the little parasites, or pests, off of other fish. Most fish can’t get rid of their own parasites, so they visit a “cleaning station.” That’s a special spot on the reef where little cleaner shrimp, or cleaner fish like Sharknose Gobies, hang out and wait to eat the parasites off larger fish.

Play online free! https://jigex.com/fNJy

Right now, the puzzle has about 40 pieces.
But, if you want to make it easier for little kids, you can switch it to as low as 6 or 8 pieces. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can increase the pieces as high as 864! To adjust the number of pieces, just click on the icon that looks like a grid of squares, on the left side on the start bar, before you click “OK” to start the puzzle.

Enjoy!


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Word Search: Teeny Tiny Sea Creatures
Get ready for some underwater word-spotting! This fun search stars some of St. Martin’s most mini marine creatures. They’re all smaller than 8 cm (about 3.1 inches)!

Play free online: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1203709/


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Sea Life Crossword
Dive into the underwater world of St. Martin with this fun crossword! It stars some of the island’s incredible marine creatures. Play online, or print it out–your choice!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sea-Life-Crossword.pdf

Play free online: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/st-martin-sea-life


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Spectacular Sea Life Match Game
Celebrate some of St. Martin’s incredible marine life with this fun memory matching game! Dive right in–lobsters, rays, squid, angelfish and more are waiting for you to explore.

Play online here:
12-card game: https://matchthememory.com/spectacularsealifematchgame12card

20-card game: https://matchthememory.com/spectacularsealifematchgame20card


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Web Burrfish Puzzle
Web Burrfish are some of St. Martin’s most adorable reef fish. And they have a special superpower! When they’re scared, they quickly suck in lots of water, until they puff up like a football and their spikes stick out. Puffing up can help them escape predators, but it can also hurt them. So if you spot one in the water, be careful so you don’t scare it!

Web Burrfish are usually nocturnal feeders, which means they eat at night. They like to eat sea creatures with shells, like hermit crabs, barnacles and shellfish. Their strong, beak-like mouths help them crush those hard shells.

Play online now! https://jigex.com/3Jrb

Right now, the puzzle has about 40 pieces.
But, if you want to make it easier for little kids, you can switch it to as low as 6 or 8 pieces. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can increase the pieces as high as 864! To adjust the number of pieces, just click on the icon that looks like a grid of squares, on the left side on the start bar, before you click “OK” to start the puzzle.

Enjoy!


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Sea Turtle Coloring Pages
Sea turtles nest on St. Martin and swim the sea around us. Get to know the three kinds of sea turtles usually nest here and what they look like with these coloring pages!

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sea-Turtle-Coloring-Pages.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Puzzle
Hawskbill Turtles are an important part of St. Martin’s natural heritage. Like all of our sea turtles, they are endangered, so they are rare and protected. You can tell Hawksbills from Green Turtles by the special serrated or saw-like edge of their shells, and by their hooked beaks. They got their name from their beaks, which look curved and pointed like a hawk’s bill. They use these sharp beaks to pry sponges from the reef to eat. They eat other things too, like jellyfish, urchins, and sea anenomes. Their big flippers help them swim really quickly through the sea!

Play online here! https://jigex.com/9zse

Right now, the puzzle has about 40 pieces.
But, if you want to make it easier for little kids, you can switch it to as low as 6 or 8 pieces. Or, if you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can increase the pieces as high as 864! To adjust the number of pieces, just click on the icon that looks like a grid of squares, on the left side on the start bar, before you click “OK” to start the puzzle.

Enjoy!


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Sea Turtle Word Search
On St. Martin, sea turtle nesting season is from April to November. At this time, female sea turtles come out of the sea at night to lay their eggs on beaches all over the island. If all goes well, the eggs develop and hatch. Then the baby turtles, called hatchlings, make their way into the sea to grow up.

Three kinds of sea turtles usually nest here: Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, and Leatherback Turtles. All our sea turtles are endangered, so they are rare and protected by law. They are part of St. Martin’s special natural heritage. Celebrate them and sharpen your word skills, with this fun sea-turtle-themed search!

Play online here: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1177157/

Free download: http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Sea-Turtle-Word-Search.pdf


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Butterflies Match Game
Celebrate some of our spectacular butterfly species with this fun memory matching game! Did you know at least 35 different kinds of butterflies live on St. Martin? Many of the butterflies here are important pollinators. As they eat nectar from flowers, they spread pollen from bloom to bloom. This helps the flowers make fruits and vegetables. Thanks butterflies!

Play online here:
12-card game: https://matchthememory.com/stmartinbutterfliesmatchgame12card

20-card game: https://matchthememory.com/stmartinbutterfliesmatchgame20card


ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
St. Martin Food Traditions Word Search
The special foods and beverages made on St. Martin are part of the island’s unique culture. Celebrate that heritage and sharpen your word skills, with this fun search for some of these tasty traditional dishes and drinks!

Play online here: https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1164849/st.-martin-food-traditions-word-search/

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