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Hungary Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

Hungary, a country in Central Europe, has one of the most important thermal spring cultures in the world and is best known for its over one thousand spas (AKA the Hungarian spas)! It is an interesting country for children to study and should not be mistaken by newer learners with the feeling of being hungry—heh!

image of a spectacular view of the famous and prominent Saint Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary

Saint Stephen's Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Photographed by Jorge Láscar; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

Hungary, as the name suggests, is a country with Hungarian as its official language. Other languages include German, Croatian, Romani, Slovak, Romanian, Serbian, and Slovene. However, out of the over 10 million people in Hungary, over 98% speak Hungarian.

Hungary is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, the country is split into 7 political divisions (called regions): Northern Hungary (Észak-Magyaroszág), Northern Great Plain (Észak-Alföld), Southern Great Plain (Dél-Alföld), Central Hungary (Közép-Magyarország), Central Transdanubia (Közép-Dunántúl), Western Transdanubia (Nyugat-Dunántúl), Southern Transdanubia (Dél-Dunántúl). These regions are further split into 19 counties, with each region containing 3-7 counties.

Hungary is a land-locked country, meaning it has no access to an ocean or sea. As of 2021, Hungary is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the east.

Capital city:  Budapest
Language:  Hungarian
National Bird:  Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)
National Symbol:  No national animal; the Turul (mythological bird of prey) is the national symbol of Hungary
National Flower:  Tulip (Tulipa)
Currency:  Hungarian forint (Ft.)

Hungary Printables:
Hungary coloring page

Hungary Activities
Hungary Coloring Pages

Neat Facts:

  • The Rubik’s Cube was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor Erno Rubik in 1974)!
  • There are cowboys in Hungary—known as Csikos!
  • Hungarian is one of the world’s most difficult languages to learn! The difficulty of the language, however, might help to explain why it is so entrenched in the culture of Hungary as well as why the majority of the Hungarian population speaks it (98%).

Hungary Crafts for Kids:
Hungary crafts

Hungary Crafts
All About Hungary Paper Quilt Craft

Grade school and up

Hungary crafts

Hungary Crafts
Hot Pepper Paper Craft - Paprika

preschoolers and up

Hungary crafts

Hungary Crafts
Hungarian Folk Dress Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

Hungary crafts

Hungary Crafts
Turul Paper Bag Puppet - Hungarian Mythology

preschool and kindergarten

Hungary crafts

Hungary Crafts
Vampires - Hungarian Mythology

In Hungary, the belief in vampires has existed since the Middle Age -- they were scary monsters but the ones on my website are the cute Halloween type.

The Hungarian actor, Bela Lugosi, starred as the first movie vampire.  The opening chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula had Jonathan Harker traveling through Hungary.

Famous landmarks in Hungary include:

Saint Stephen's Basilica

  • Saint Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Budapest, which is Hungary’s capital city.
  • Its ceiling is covered entirely in real gold leaves (gold eaves are thin pieces or flakes of real gold).
  • The Basilica is completely free to visit; however, for a small fee, you can head up to the top of the Church where you can take in a view of the entire city!
  • The site, where Saint Stephen's Basilica was eventually built, used to be a theatre until the 18th century (1900s).
  • To this day, the Basilica houses what is known as the “Szent Jobb” or the “Holy Right Hand,” which is the mummified right hand of Saint Stephen!

Hungarian Parliment

  • Hungarian Parliment is the most-famous and most-photographed landmark in all of Hungary!
  • It is also the biggest building in all of Hungary!
  • Hungarian Parliment is neo-Gothic (neo means new!) in style and was opened in 1902.
  • The Parliment building contains 10 courtyards, 27 gates, 29 staircases and almost 700 rooms! Wow!

Egerszalók Sódomb

  • Egerszalók Sódomb is a thermal spring (hot spring) with water that spills over the edge of the pools (like a natural infinity pool)!
  • The thermal spring was historically and is currently used to treat skin conditions and autonomic nervous system disorders; these healing waters have been used to aid people for more than 18,000 years!

Lake Balaton

  • Lake Balaton is central Europe’s largest freshwater lake, covering over 600 square km!
  • It is also 78 km long! Wild!
  • It used to be 5 separate bodies of water, but due to natural erosion, these smaller lakes merged to create one massive body of water!
  • Lake Balaton is a vibrant emerald green color.
  • Beaches and mountainous vineyards are situated close to this massive lake.

The Bükk Mountains

  • The Bükk Mountains are a mountain range that consists of more than 20 high peaks!
  • The highest peak in the range is called Kettős Bérc, with a summit of 3153 ft (it is the third-highest peak in all of Hungary)!
  • The mountain range is well-known for its picturesque views and its stunning caves (it contains more than 1155 caves, including the deepest caves in all of Hungary)!
  • The deepest cave in the Bükk Mountains is called Bányász-barlang at 899 ft deep!

Animals of Hungary:
Hungary crafts Fox Crafts

Hungary crafts

Horse Heart Paper Craft

Horse Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Hungary has a long history of horse breeding.

Hungary Games and Puzzles:
Hungary Themed Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Online Jigsaw Puzzle

You may also like the Medieval and Fantasy Section -- Hungary had a medieval period of kings and queens similar to England and France.