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Caribbean Countries | World Thinking Day Ideas

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Heidi Hannula’s Troop with skirts made from plastic table cloths represent the Dominican Republic.

Escape winter chills this February by taking a Caribbean cruise for Thinking Day! Many of the 7,000 islands in the Caribbean Sea, east of Central America are popular cruise ports and vacation getaways for both relaxation and adventure. Gorgeous barrier reefs call to divers. Honeymooners hike or lounge as vacationing parents take their children for interactive swims with stingrays. For Thinking Day, your troop could build a booth to look like a cruise ship or decorate your area in a beach theme.

Fun Fact: Parts of all four Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed in the Caribbean.

There are a variety of costume options for Caribbean countries. The girls might dress as cruise ship staff, tourists or even pirates. Creative Thinking Day SWAPs for the Caribbean include anything “beachy” like shells or colorful fishes that swim the local coral reefs and cays. To set a Caribbean mood, play some Reggae music.  Then, a fun activity for Thinking Day would be to have a limbo contest. For a snack, try some jerk cooking.

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Haiti Patch
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Bahamas Patch
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Jamaica Patch
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The Caribbean lifestyle is a product of its tropical setting. The music, architecture, attitudes and customs have all been influenced by the local climate. Caribbean temperatures are almost always moderate with very little seasonal variation. Steady sea breezes temper the heat of the sun’s rays.

Each island has a unique cultural identity shaped by the native Indian tribes, European colonialists and African heritage of slaves. Old African culture and customs influence much of the religious worship, artistic expression, rhythmic dancing, singing and ways of thinking in the Caribbean. Spiritual practices such as Obeah in the Bahamas, Santaria in Cuba and, Voodoo in Haiti, and Rastafari in Jamaica are all African-influenced spiritual movements that originated in this part of the world.

We have separate Thinking Day pages for:

We also have SWAPs, crafts, recipies and trading cards for these countries:

  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago