Activities for Indonesia

Language Arts

  • Visit Destination Indonesia and look at the slide show. What do you think it would be like to live in Indonesia? What would you like about it?
  • Visit Bali's Nature, a site with information about the nature on one of the islands of Indonesia. Describe what you would like to see if you visited Bali.
  • Visit Bahasa Indonesia and find out how to say How are you? and Good Morning. What is the official language of Indonesia? What are some other languages spoken in Indonesia?
  • Read the Legend of Sangkuriang. What can you learn about Indonesian beliefs from the story? Think of a story you know. What beliefs could others learn from it?
  • Read about this Indonesian wedding. How is it similar to ours?

Social Studies

  • Visit Destination Indonesia and see if you can find out which of the many islands has the capital. How do you think this affects the cultures of the other islands?
  • Visit Destination Indonesia and find out what major crisis happened in early 1998. How is the economy doing now?
  • Look at this map from Atlapedia and the political map linked from this page. Describe the land in Indonesia. Name two of the seas and one ocean in and around Indonesia. What countries share islands with Indonesia? Hint: Look here too. What do you think it would be like to rule a country like this?


  • Visit Destination Indonesia and look at the Money & Costs. What is Indonesian money called? If you have $10 US dollars, how much Indonesian money will you have? If your taxi ride costs 487 rp, how much of a tip should you give the taxi driver?


  • Review question #2 under Social Studies. What can you pray for?
  • *Read this mission story from Indonesia. What can you pray for?

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