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Last-Minute Easter Printables

It’s the night before Easter and if you’re still surfing for last-minute printables, you’ve come to the right page!  Here’s a list of our most popular – all you need is a printer, possibly a pair of scissors, and the children tucked up in bed.

Oh, and we wish you and yours a very happy Easter!  Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you’ll come again. xxxx

1. Full-Length Letter from the Easter Bunny: My Secret Chocolate Factory

Easter Bunny Letter: My Secret Chocolate Factory
Easter Bunny Letter: My Secret Chocolate Factory

This is our newest Easter Bunny letter and it was  created this year, so it’s definitely one your child won’t have had before.  Just print it and leave it somewhere for him/her to find on Easter Morning.

 

 

 

 

2. Easter Bunny Egg Hunt Note

A note from the Easter Bunny saying that he has hidden some eggs around the house
I’ve Hidden Easter Eggs Around Your House

This short note from the Easter Bunny lets your child know that he has hidden eggs around your house.  Great if you’re preparing an egg hunt tonight.

 

 

 

 

3. Easter Bunny Paw Print Card

 Four Fold Card from the Easter BunnyIf you’d rather avoid a long letter or note, let your little one know the Easter Bunny has been with his paw print on a little card.  You’ll need to print it and fold it as directed.

 

4. Easter Bunny Certificate of Eggstra Good Behaviour

easter-bunny-certificate-eggstra-good-behaviourThis is a nice certificate to leave with the Easter Bunny’s eggs.  Just print then write your child’s name and the date on it.  (Unless you are the real Easter Bunny, you might need to disguise your handwriting!)

 

 

 

5. Funny Easter Bunny Note: Well Done for Being Good

Funny Easter Bunny Note: Well Done for Being Good
Funny Easter Bunny Note: Well Done for Being Good

This amusing little note shows the Easter Bunny at his humorous best. It’s ideal for boys or girls and great fun to leave with their Easter eggs to be found on Easter Morning.

Latest Colouring Pages

Free colouring pages are scattered througout our site so it can be hard to spot all the new ones.  That’s why this month, we thought we’d post a gallery of the latest colouring we’ve created here, in one place.  (We’ll try and do this every couple of months from now on.)  The pages below were all uploaded in Jaunaury 2016.  We hope you child enjoys colouring them in.

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Pens or Crayons?

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[/CBC]There’s always something of a debate as to what children most like to colour in with – pens or crayons.  It’s a tough call.  When I was little, I prefered crayons, as long as they were pencil crayons.  I hated wax.  Felt pens used to annoy me because I could never get an even colour onto the paper… I could always see darker bits and make out the pen lines.
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With pencil crayons, however, you learn to shade.  You learn to press so lightly that you barely see the pencil lines.  You learn how to make colour fade or ger darker smoothly.  Sure, it takes patience and that may not be for everyone, (I’m not sure my sister ever delighted in these time-consuming things things), but there is a pleasure in learning to colour properly.  Even if you’re not the best at drawing, a beautifully shaded colouring page can look gorgeous, and feel very worthwhile.

Having said all that, felt pens can be fun too.  Plus, their strong, succulant colours might appeal to some children more than those of pencil crayons.  I guess in the end, the best way to make up your mind as to which to buy is to remember what you liked when you were little… then if in doubt, ask your child.

Valentine’s Day Printables

Happy Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is always a difficult one for us because as you’ve probably realised if you’re reading this, our site is geared towards kids’ printables.  Generally speaking, we find most people don’t think of it as a celebration for children.  Once upon a time, it was deemed to be a day for the lonely-hearted to find the courage to secretly send a card to someone they admired.  Over the last couple of decades however, it seems to have morphed into a day which emphasises the celebration of love between couples.  Either way, it’s still largely one for the grown-ups.

Having said all this, we do often get requests for something to print out for the children… so perhaps the whole day is becoming something of a family affair.  For those of you who have asked, here is a small collection of what we do have in the way of printables suitable for Valentine’s Day.  We hope you enjoy them and of course, that your day is filled with love.

Write a Poem for Valentine’s Day:

Poetry is a traditional part of Valentine’s Day and you may want to find one online or write your own inside a card.  If you’ve no idea where to start, you could always take look back into history.  For example, have you ever heard a rhyme which starts, “Roses are red, violets are blue”?  Well, its roots are probably older than you think.  It has been traced back to a very long poem called “The Faerie Queene”, which was written by a man named Edmund Spenser and published in England in 1590.   Just shy of a couple of hundred years later, a more modern take on the rhyme appeared in a collection of English nursery rhymes called Gammer Gurton’s Garland:

The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you.

Obviously given its age, the verse above is now in the public domain, so feel free to use it yourself in any way you choose.  Or, like so many before you, you could copy the first two lines then write your sweetheart a special version it to keep for their very own.   We can’t think of a more romantic gift!

 

Best of Burns

robert-burns-portraitLooking for printables for your Burns Night celebrations?  We’ve put all our favourite Robert Burns and Scottish themed decorations (new and old) here in one place.  We hope you have lovely evening on January 25th.  Here’s to one of Scotland’s finest poets!

What is Burns Night?

Burns Night is a celebration which is held to remember the Scottish poet, Robert Burns.  It takes place either on or near his birthday, which is January 25th.

scotland-flagToday, it is celebrated by Scottish people all over the world, often by way of eating a supper which includes a haggis, neeps and tatties.  A favoured drink on Burns Night is whisky.  Selections of Burns’ poetry are often read out loud, which given his rythmic style and wonderful talent for conjuring up images full of emotion, is a real treat.

If you’ve never been to a Burns Night supper and you get invited to one, go!  It’s a great night out.

Coming Soon: Easter Bunny Letters

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Easter Bunny Letter: Trouble with Sugar Toothed Worms

This is just a quick post to let you know that this year, we will be adding free full-length letters from the Easter Bunny to our site.  The first one’s up already and we hope to have more by around the middle of February.

For anyone wondering what Easter Bunny letters are for, it’s the same sort of idea as father Christmas.  The Easter Bunny visits on the night before Easter and, provided the children have been good of course, leaves behind a gift of chocolate eggs.  Our letters are meant as an accompaniment to this gift and they tell of Easter Bunny’s magical journey to your house or about the adventures he has had in the run up to Easter.  They’re basically little stories which can be read on Easter Day.

easter_bunny_hatching_from_an_eggFamilies have varying traditions when it comes to where the eggs are left on Easter morning, some Easter Bunnies hide them around around the house or garden, some leave them near a sleeping child’s bed.  We try to make our letters as broad as possible when it comes to this sort of thing, so that they’ll apply to everyone.  While we recognise that easter is a special religious occasion for many families, we don’t include any religious content in our letters.  Again, this is simply so that they can be enjoyed by everyone.

Wherever you are and however you celebrate, we wish you and your family a truly happy Easter this year and if our letters or other printables have been of some use to you, the pleasure’s ours.

All the best,

The People at Rooftop Post xx

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We’ve been a bit remiss about writing newsletters recently as we haven’t had much time but we will be getting back to it in 2016.  So if you want the latest news about our free printables, do sign up.  We’re a small, friendly website and we won’t spam you.  Promise.  x

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Latest Letter from Father Christmas – “The Knotty North Wind”

tricksydrift_mountains_and _christmas_houseFor fans of our Father Christmas letters, we’ve just added another free one for you to print and read to your child.  It’s a letter for before Christmas, we’ve entitled it “The Knotty North Wind“, and it’s great for anyone wanting to get the kids excited… and hopefully being good!

Free Father Christmas Letter - The Knotty North Wind
Father Christmas Letter: The Knotty North Wind

Like all our letters, it tells a story.  This time, Father Christmas finds a rather unusual character in trouble on his roof – the North Wind.

The North Wind
The North Wind

The North Wind is a lovely character who crops up in quite a few of our stories and is one of Father Christmas’s very old friends.  He’s in a spot of trouble in this letter, having got caught up in a string of tinsel, bit not to worry, as with his usual good cheer and just a touch of magic, Father Christmas finds a way to set him free.

We hope you enjoy this letter, as with all our Christmas letters, they are written by Santa with a little help from Leone Annabella Betts.

Summer Favourites

There are lots of summer printables for kids scattered throughout this site but here are a few of the favourites. We hope you enjoy them.

Flower Tower is a fairy house in Fairyland1. Fairy Colouring Summer is a great time to do some fairy colouring. Make use of these printable pictures of fairies for your child to colour in.  Pictures include:

Fairyland Bus 

Fairy in the Rain

Woodland Fairy

Fairy Flower Tower

 

Free printable Fairy Certificate of Summer Sportiness for your child
Fairy Certificate of Summer Sportiness

2. Summer Certificates

These a firm summer favourites every year – our little collection of printable summer certificates. Among others, it includes:

a “Well Done for Learning to Ride a Bike” certificate,

a “Summer Traveller” certificate from the pirates

and a “Summer Sportiness” certificate from the fairies.

Summer Party Bags3. Summer Party Bags Great for summer parties of all kinds and a cool way of getting the kids to “help” you. Just print them out, stick the flaps down and fill with goodies for your party guests.
Printable thank you note to say thanks for having me to stay over the summer
Thank You for Having Me to Stay During the Summer Holidays

4. Summer Thank You Note: Thanks for Having Me to Stay

Useful little note for kids to print out and fill in to say thank you for having me to stay during the summer holidays.  A favourite for children of the thoughtful kind.

Father-Christmas-summer-note5. Summer Santa Note

This one is for the end of the summer holidays. In it, Father Christmas thanks your child for being good over the summer and says he hopes he/she will keep it up until Christmas. In our house, a word from Santa brings a smile amid that back to school gloom!

Happy Fourth of July!
Happy Fourth of July!

6. Fourth of July Cupcake Wrappers

Get the kids to help you prepare for the Fourth of July by letting them make the cupcake wrappers. Lots of pretty, patriotic designs to choose from. Have a great day!

7. Party Invitationssummer-party-invitations

Finally, if you browse our party invitations, you’ll find a few that could come in handy for the summer, such as the barbeque, picnic invitation and summer garden party invitation.

Popular Printables for Spring

Every so often, we create a quick list of the most popular printables around the Rooftop Post site.  Obviously, what people find useful  changes from season to season but here’s what  our visitors are downloading so far this spring:

Spring Party Bags

spring-party-bags

 Printable party bags for Easter or spring parties.  All you need to do is print, fold, then stick together with tape or glue.

Easter Colouring

Printable spring pictures for kids to colour in.

Easter Bunny Note:
Be Good Until Easter

A magical little note from the Easter Bunny reminding your child to be good until Easter.

Pastel Alphabet Bunting

Perhaps it’s the soft spring colours that make our printable pastel alphabet bunting a popular download at this time of year.

Tooth Fairy Notes

Notes from the Tooth Fairy

These little notes from the Tooth fairy never stop being popular, no matter what the time of year.  At the moment, they are among our top five most visited pages.

Burns Night Decorations

 

Robert BurnsThe 25th of January is just around the corner.  Are you getting ready to celebrate one of Scotland’s favourite sons, that wondrous poet and lyricist, Robert Burns? 

Then why not hang a few of the bard’s words around your home?

We hope you’ll find our Burns bunting and other printable Burns Night decorations useful – and that you have a great time.

 

If you have children who want to help decorate for Burns night, you might also like this colouring page of a loch monster.

Top Ten Christmas Printables 2013

We’ve had a look at our web stats and we thought seeing as Christmas is just around the corner, you might like to know what the most popular Christmas downloads are this year.  Here’s the list, counting down from 10.  Merry Christmas from us all!

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It's going to be cosy Christmas in Bear's cave!
Christmas in Bear’s Cave

Kids Colouring: Christmas in Bear’s Cave

Rather unusually, a bit of Christmas colouring has made it onto our top ten list this year.

Then again, what child wouldn’t enjoy colouring such a cute Christmas scene of Bear putting his feet up in his festive looking cave?

You might also like colouring: 

Father Christmas at his Desk

Santa’s Pet Fish

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Free Printable Christmas Party Bags
Christmas Party Bags

Christmas Party Bags

A bit of a surprise at number 9, as we created these as an afterthought.  It’s nice to think that lots of people might be having parties this December though… hope you have fun!

You might like to know that of all the Christmas party bags we’ve created, the most popular are the Blue Reindeer and the Santa Claus Milk and Cookie designs.

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Free Santa letter to say: "Please try harder to be good"
Santa Letter: Please Try Harder to Be Good

Santa Note: Please Try Harder to Be Good 

This note from Santa reminds your child to be good in a positive way.  It always proves a popular download throughout November and December.

 

If you need matching envelopes, try these:

Santa Note Envelope for a Boy

Santa Note Envelope for a Girl

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Letter from Santa “Santa's Magic Mirror Writing”
Santa Letter: Santa’s Magic Mirror Writing

Santa Note: Magic Mirror Writing

This is a fun little note which reminds the recipient to be good in the run up to Christmas because the elves will be watching.  The twist is that the whole thing is written in mirror-writing.  Just print it out, get your child to hold it in front of a mirror and Father Christmas’ secret words will become clear.

 

If you need matching envelopes, try these:

Santa Note Envelope for a Boy

Santa Note Envelope for a Girl

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Printable note from Father Christmas reminding a child to be good
Quick Reminder to Be Good

Santa Note: A Quick Reminder to be Good

We’ve had this one on the site for a couple of years now – it always gets a lot of downloads as the Christmas holidays draw near.

 

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Free Father Christmas Letter: "Dropping Off Your Presents"Santa Letter: Dropping Off Your Presents

This one’s a classic.  A great letter for any child to open on Christmas morning and read that only a few short hours ago, Father Christmas was right there, dropping off his/her presents.  It’s sheer magic.  And we expect the downloads of this letter to sky-rocket in the few days before Christmas.

Age Range: Obviously, parents know their own children best when it comes to what they’ll read, but we think this letter is best suited to those aged around 7 and up.

Don’t forget – we have printable backs for our Santa letters too – you just turn your letter over, print the back on the other side, then cut off any bits of white paper.  This video will show you how.

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Santa's Snowman Soup Poem
Santa’s Snowman Soup Poem

Santa’s Snowman Soup Poem 

Wow!  We had no idea our snowman soup poem would be popular enough to make this list.  It just goes to show, running a site like this takes a lot of guess-work and you are always surprising us.  Anyway, hope you’re all enjoying snowman soup Santa style.

(Don’t know what Snowman Soup is?  This video will show you.)

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free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-Rudolphs-Fishy-Tale-by-Leone-Annabella-BettsLetter from Santa: Rudolph’s Fishy Tale 

This is a lovely letter, both magical and comical in tone.  We expected it to be fairly popular and we were right.  We can’t tell which children parents are printing out for, obviously, but friends and family have told us this one goes down well with boys.

Age Range: Obviously, parents know their own children best when it comes to what they’ll read, but we think this letter is best suited to those aged around 7 and up.

Don’t forget – we have printable backs for our Santa letters too – you just turn your letter over, print the back on the other side, then cut off any bits of white paper.  This video will show you how.

Oh, and this one’s to read BEFORE Christmas, not on Christmas Day.

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free-letter-from-Father-Christmas-and-the-Christmas-Tree-by-Leone-Annabella-Betts Letter from Santa: Father Christmas and the Christmas Tree

To be honest, this didn’t surprise us.  It’s one of our favourite letters from Santa and is a nice, gentle read for any child.  The pretty illustrations around the edge of the letter make it look extra magical and if you print it and tie it up with a ribbon it’s more or less a guaranteed smile on your little one’s face.

Age Range: Obviously, parents know their own children best when it comes to what they’ll read, but we think this letter is best suited to those aged around 7 and up.

Don’t forget – we have printable backs for our Santa letters too – you just turn your letter over, print the back on the other side, then cut off any bits of white paper.  This video will show you how.

Oh, and this one’s to read BEFORE Christmas, not on Christmas Day.

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You're on the Nice List
You’re on the Nice List

Nice List Certificate

Well, looks like there are a lot of parents with nice children using the Rooftop Post site!

This lovely certificate is officially our most popular resource in December 2013 so far.

It comes in two versions.  One you can write your child’s name on with a pen or an editable PDF you can type on before printing.  (You might want to keep in mind that the PDF one may not display correctly if you’re not using Adobe reader.)  We’re really pleased people have found this certificate so useful and will look into creating similar certificates in the future.