Coloring and activity book
issâ€™ M Market friends
created by SErissa Rawlins
Hi! My Name is
I live in St.Kitts and Nevis, which is in the Caribbean. Just like you some of my favourite things to do are playing games with my friends watching T.V. but I also like telling stories. ‘Sugar City- St.Kitts’ and ‘Queen City-Nevis’, the twin island federation that I call home is surrounded by not just one; but two Oceans. Both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans are fortunate to wash our shores. Previously known to the native Kalinago/Carib and Taino/Arawak *Indian Tribes as Liamuigua which means Fertile lands, St. Kitts is a guitar shaped island.
Our Lady of the Snows or Nevis for short is the name that Columbus gave to the smaller circular island we also know as Oualie, which means Land of Beautiful Waters. To commemorate and forever celebrate our Federation’s Independence from Great Britain in 1983, the people of St.Kitts and Nevis chose several symbols that represent the Spirit and Ideals of its’ Citizens.… We have adopted both flora and fauna as physical representations of our Country and Culture.We will learn more about these symbols in this book.
St.Kitts and Nevis is my favourite place to live. I am never bored and have friends and schoolmates to play with.
My biggest dream is to be a Storyteller just like my Granny. I write stories about 6 of my animal friends. You will meet and learn about us in this book!
Meet Missâ€™ Market Friends!
Hi, I’m Jendi! I am a 7 year old frog from St. Kitts and Nevis. Locally I am known as a “Crappo” another way of saying, “Crapaud”, which is the French word for Frog. I can live both on Land and Underwater and I am very good at Jumping and Swimming.
What makes me so Special?? I can make myself Invisible. The colourful splotches on my body can change so that I blend into my surroundings! Itâ€™s called Camouflage.
Flag of St.Kitts and Nevis
Designed by Ms Edrice Lewis
Green alludes to the country’s fertile land, Red evokes the fight for Freedom against Slavery and Colonialism. Yellow stripes represent the Sunshine the islands enjoy all year round. Black symbolizes the people’s African origins. The Two, White Stars on the Black Band symbolize the twin islands -as well as“Hope and Liberty.”
Color the stumps in the order of the colors listed.
Red Yellow Green Match the coins in order of greater value to smaller value.
Jendi the Frog
Hello! Iâ€™m Tali! I am a 6 year old Green Turtle and I was hatched on the sands of Frigate Bay, in St.Kitts and Nevis. I love being underwater, diving for Shells and exploring the Coral Reefs that frame our Coastlines. Why am I so Special?? My Shell doubles as a Backpack where I can carry all the amazing trinkets I find when I go deep sea diving or exploring the beach. Itâ€™s a whole different world under the ocean waves!I can also hold my breath for a really long time. I enjoy floating on my shell, watching clouds change shape as they cross the sky above me.
Oâ€™ Land Of Beauty Written and composed by
O Land of Beauty! Our country where peace abounds, Thy children stand free On the strength of will and love. With God in all our struggles, Saint Kitts and Nevis be A Nation bound together With a common destiny. Verse 2
As stalwarts we stand, For justice and liberty, With wisdom and truth We will serve and honour thee. No sword nor spear can conquer, For God will sure defend, His blessings shall forever, To posterity extend.
Say the name of each picture to find out the beginning sound. Then choose from one of the two missing letters, and write the missing letter to complete the word.
Tali the Turtle
Not only am I the National Bird of St. Kitts and Nevis, but my Beak has a special pocket where I store all the Treasures I find on a daily basis.
My name is Piko and I am a Brown Pelican from St.Kitts and Nevis. One of my favourite hobbies is diving for Fish at the Bayfront. I love flying low over the Ocean and watching all of the sea creatures swimming underneath.
I collect Shells and Pebbles that hide at my secret spot on Booby Island. What makes me so Special??
Est. September 1st, 2003.
Menâ€™s National Dress of St. Kitts andNevis
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Official National Wear reflects the true “Caribbeaness” of its people. A combination of African and European influences which have shaped the history of St. Kitts and Nevis is evident in both the male and female outfits. A straw hat trimmed with madras offered protection from the hot day's sun. The short sleeved, v-neck jack shirt trimmed with madras is made from off-white cotton. The design is similar to traditional shirts worn by Africans. The beige cotton, ankle length pant is a reflection of the local fabrics that were commonly used during the colonial period.
Piko the Pelican
Hi my name is Zsa-Zza and I am a 5 year old Honey Bee living in St. Kitts and Nevis. I love String Band Music and I plan on starting a String Band with a few of my friends. When Iâ€™m not busy finding the best Flowers, and collecting Nectar to use for Honey making,I enjoy giving Island Tours. What makes me so Special?? Well, my Stinger is also a detachable Telescope, which definitely helps me to locate the most delicious and colourful flowers on the island.I love to dance and my favourite time of the year is Carnival season in St.Kitts and Nevis; itâ€™s an amazing mix of sounds sights and smells.
The custom of African women is to wrap their heads for protection. The full dress is an off-white cotton, with a corset top, an ankle length with a wide flare petticoat bottom. The beige cotton sleeves are short and puffed by using the drawstring. A short lap skirt made from crocus is worn over the main dress to protect it from dirt. The madras "Cane Soda Wrap", which was used to carry soda while fertilizing sugar cane, is draped around the waist. The crocus drawstring bag was a safe way for women to secure their money. Outfits for both Men and Women were created by the design team of 4 people listed on the next page..
Dwayne Weekes, Grace Woodley, Vaughan Woodley Joyette Woodley.
Womenâ€™s National Dress of St.Kitts and Nevis
Zsa-Zsa the Honey-Bee
What makes me so Special??
My name is Marlee the Monkey and I live in St. Kitts and Nevis. I usually hang out in the hills of Nevis Peak or Mount Liamuiga. I also love relaxing in the Acacia (Kusha) or Mango Trees in the Lower Woodlands on either island. Iâ€™m very good at Climbing, and I practise Flipping and Leaping everyday, because I am going to be a Gymnast and compete in the olympics when I get older. I can climb to the very top of any Tree! My tail is also a Lasso that I use to swing through tree branch. Itâ€™s like having an extra Arm!
Coat of Arms of
St.Kitts and Nevis
Marlee the Monkey
1. Green 3. Blue 5. Yellow 7. Brown 9. Grey 11. Green 13. Pink
2. Saint John Capisterre 1. Saint Paul Capisterre 3. Saint Anne Sandy Point 5. Saint Thomas Middle Island 7. Trinity Palmetto Point 11. St. James Windward 14. Saint George Gingerland 13. Saint John Figtree 12. Saint Paul Charlestown 10. Saint Thomas Lowland 9. St. George Basseterre 8. St. Peter Bassesterre 6. Saint Mary Cayon 4. Christ Church Nichola Town
2. Orange 4. Red 6. Purple 8. Pink 10. Blue 12. White 14. Black
Iâ€™m Kaya the Donkey, and I live in the twin island Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis. I love Running fast and Racing with my friends. Iâ€™m going to be the first Donkey to ever win a Horse Race at the Indian Castle Race Tracks.
What makes me so Special??
I know every hidden Road and Path on the islands and can always find the shortest route to anywhere.
The National Flower of St. Kitts and Nevis
Delonix Regia The Flambouyant Flower
Photo Credit JOSIAH FOTOS
The National Flower of St. Kitts and Nevis is found on the Poinciana or Flamboyant Tree. It is named after Monsieur de Poincy, the first French Governor of St. Kitts. Itâ€™s umbrella-shaped crown, fernlike leaves, and huge red and yellow clusters of flowers are very distinctive. The tree also bears long, black seedpods locally referred to as "Shack-Shack", due to the sound they make when they are shaken. The seeds enclosed within the pods are used in many classroom art projects and can also be found in local artwork around the islands.
Kaya the Donkey
The National Dish of St. Kitts and Nevis comprises of Stewed Saltfish, Spicy Plantains, Seasoned Breadfruit and Coconut Dumplings. See Recipe below. Method 1. Soak saltfish overnight then boil in fresh water until tender. Stewed Saltfish 2. Drain fish, remove the bones and scales 1 lb saltfish and flake. 1 green pepper diced 3. Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan. 1 lb tomatoes chopped Add pepper, scallions, onion and garlic. 5 cloves chopped garlic Cover and cook over low heat for 5 4 tbsp vegetable oil minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the 2 tbsp margarine tomatoes and simmer over moderate heat 6 scallions finely chopped until heated through for about 5 minutes. 2 tbsp parsley chopped 4. Arrange the saltfish on a plate. salt and pepper to taste Sprinkle with parsley and serve with dumplings, breadfruit and spicy plantains. Spicy Plantains 3 medium sizzed plantains, peeled and chopped 2 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated 1 small onion grated 1/4 tsp of salt 1/4 tsp of hot sauce or finely chopped pepper oil for frying
Method 1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 2. Toss until mixed. 3. Fry in batches until golden brown and cooked. 4. Remove and drain on paper towels. 5. Serve alongside saltfish, dumplings and breadfruit.
Seasoned Breadfruit 3 cups full breadfruit chopped, 2 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine, 1/2 cup of red pepper diced, 1 medium onion chopped 4 garlic cloves crushed, 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped, 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, 1/2 cup chicken broth or 1 cube dissolved into 1/2 cup water, 1/4 tbsp salt, 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper Method 1. Melt butter or margarine in a heavy saucepan over medium heat then add oil. 2. Add onions and cook until golden about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring often. 3. Add garlic, thyme, red pepper and parsley and saute for 30 seconds. 4. Remove from heat and add breadfruit with chicken broth or other prepared liquid. 5. Toss gently to blend and heat through. 6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 7. Serve with dumpling, saltfish and spicy plantain. Method 1. Place flour, coconut, salt, margarine and oil in a bowl. Coconut Dumplings 1/2 cup grated coconut 2. Gradually stir in the water to make a stiff dough. 1 1/2 cups flour 3. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead 1/4 tsp salt for about 2 minutes. 1 tbsp oil 4. Make dumplings in desired shape. Slide 1 tbsp margarine dumplings into boiled salted water. 1/2 cup water 5. Cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
The St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SKN Patriots) are a franchise cricket team representing the Federation of St.Kitts & Nevis in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Since January 2015 the team has featured players from across the region,the Team Captain, Chris Gayle is one of the biggest names in the CPL. Local players include Keiron Powell and Tonito Willet.
Created by Kittitian, Serissa Rawlins, Miss’ Market Friends is the premier children’s book series specifically geared toward the children of St.Kitts and Nevis. Inspired by the many stories that she listened to at the knees of her Granny “MaMa Miss”, Serissa has created an exciting and engaging world where the six animals friends that call St.Kitts and Nevis home, explore, learn and preserve their environments. Written through the perspective of 7 year old native Zaelly-Rose, each story teaches values, rules and educational inspirations i.e Math, Science, Shapes, Colors, Size and much more.
iss’ M Market friends