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Flamingo Treasure Hunt and Party Printables

Fabulous flamingos are everywhere these days and are increasingly popular with children as well as grown-ups.  With this in mind, we’ve created a rhyming flamingo treasure hunt, fun for all flamingo-loving kids.  It can be used for parties or just as a run-around-the-house game on an ordinary afternoon.

What You Need:

A printer for the clues of course, and some scissors to cut them out.  This is an indoor game and we have tried to make sure that the clues only include objects (such as a book or a chair) that exist in any house.  You’ll also need some “treasure” to leave with the last clue.

Flamingo Treasure Hunt Clues:
Printable flamingo treaure hunt clues - a game for a children's party.
Printable Flamingo Treasure Hunt
GET CLUES AS PDF
A Couple of Tips:

Along with your treasure or prize, you could add a fabulous flamingo certificate for the winner.  Obviously, you won’t know who that is until the game takes place, so just make sure you have a pen handy to add the winning child’s name.

If you’d rather not print any images, the text of our clues is below.  Just highlight, copy and print.

The prettiest birds
To fly through the air
Have left their first clue
Not far from a chair.

Flamingos like bathing
Their feathers so pink,
So look for a clue
Near a bath or a sink.

When flamingos get tired
They rest their soft heads,
They’ve left you a clue
By somebody’s bed!

Flamingos love sunshine
And everything bright!
There might be a clue
Near some sort of light.

The next one is tough,
The flamingos are sure
They’ve hidden it well,
In the dark of a drawer.

Flamingos are fast,
They can fly like a rocket,
They’ve dropped the next clue
Into somebody’s pocket!

My goodness you’re close,
Don’t stop, look, look, look!
The flamingos have slid
The last clue in a book.

You’ve found it, well done,
Give your feathers a shake,
What a splendid flamingo
You’d certainly make!

More Flamingo Printables

If you’re going the whole hog and throwing a flamingo party, you might find the following resources useful.  They’re all free to print out for personal use.  We hope you and the children have lots of fantastic flamingo fun.

Flamingo Scrapbook Paper

Finally, we’ve got a couple of pieces of flamingo themed scrapbooking paper below, which might come in useful if you’re making further flamingo resources of your own.  For example, they  could be helpful if you’re making party place mats.  You could also use them as special  wrapping paper if you’ve got a flamingo fan in the family.

If you’re looking for more treasure hunts, you might like to check out the ones we’ve created for mermaids and pirates.

Pirate and Mermaid Treasure Hunt Clues
Pirate and Mermaid Treasure Hunt Clues

 

 

Useful Printables for January

Happy new year!  We hope 2018 brings much joy and magic to you and your little ones.  January is always a quiet month for our site but for those of you who have taken the time to pop by (thanks!), we’ve collected together what we think are the most useful printables for this month.  Many are old favourites but there are one or two new resources as well.  Just scroll down and you’ll find them below…

January can be a good time to get the family active again after all those Christmas goodies, so these certificates might come in useful too:

Oh… and don’t forget it’s Burns Night on Jan 25th!
Finally, there’s always time for fairy messages, no matter what the time of year.  Whether you’re writing your own or using some of our fairy notes and certificates, here are a few of our favourites:

You’re on the Nice List!

If you’re little one has been good enough to make it onto Santa’s Nice list this year, these free printables might come in handy.  They’re everything we’ve got – old and new – that lets a child know he or she has been good enough, (or very nearly good enough), for Christmas gifts.

Snowman Soup

What is snowman soup?

Basically, it’s hot chocolate with a little extra oomph! You make a normal cup of hot cocoa, then add extra chocolate and white marshmallows – which are what give it its name. Some people also add extra milk or cream and just for fun, the whole thing is stirred up with a candy cane. It’s also becoming increasingly common for the raw ingredients for snowman soup to be put together as a gift for people to take home. A snowman soup gift set usually consists of a sachet of hot chocolate; some extra chocolate to stir in, such as buttons or stars or kisses; some white marshmallows; and a candy cane to stir it all up.

If you want the snowman soup poem featured in the video above, click here.

If you want the snowman colouring page featured in the video above, click here.

 

Snowman Soup Printables:

We’ve written a couple of snowman soup poems, both of which are available for you below. We find parents like to print one, roll it up, tie with a ribbon and place it alongside a steaming cup of snowman soup or with a snowman soup gift set. (A snowman soup gift set usually consists of a sachet of hot chocolate, some extra chocolate to stir in such as buttons, stars or kisses, some white marshmallows, and a candy cane to stir it all up.)

 

Please note that the copyright for all our snowman soup poems belongs to Rooftop Post. They are only for your own personal use and may not be used commercially.

 

Christmas Party Printables

If you’re planning a Christmas party, you might like to browse our latest Christmas party printables.  You’ll find them below, along with a handful of old favourites.  They’re generally designed with children in mind, but there’s no reason they wouldn’t do for older gatherings as well.

Best of Bonfire Night

Although dwindling in popularity compared to Halloween, the 5th of November is still celebrated in many parts of the UK.  We’ve created a handful of printables with this in mind and whether it’s “Bonfire Night”, “Guy Fawkes Night” or “Fireworks Night” in your house, we hope you find them useful.

Fun for Halloween

Not long now until that spooky time of year – so we’ve collected a few of our favourite Halloween printables together below.   Some are popular every year, others are new additions.  Whatever you’re doing on the 31st of October, we hope you have a frighteningly good time!

Harvest Festival Printables

Autumn is upon us (in the UK anyway) and so is the time of harvest.  In fact, did you know that the Old English word “haerfest” actually means “autumn”?  Yes, indeed, and for those of you looking for some harvest festival printables for your children to help celebrate, we’ve assembled ours below.

Harvest Festival is celebrated on the nearest Sunday to the Harvest Moon (that’s the full moon nearest to the September equinox).  This year, the Harvest Festival Feast will fall on Sunday 24th September 2017.  However, harvest celebrations in general take place over several days, so it doesn’t really matter when you have yours.  Don’t do it after Michaelmas Day on the 29th September though, because that’s when the Harvest Festival period officially ends.  After that of course, we’re in the run up to Halloween

Of course, some of the printables above are also useful for Thanksgiving.

Fairy Garlands

For little ones who love fairies, these easy-to-make garlands are a great way to make a fairy party look magical.  They also look great in bedrooms… where the fairies can watch over you all night long.

To make this decoration, you will need:
crafting-materials-for-printable-garland

How to Make Your Summer Sky Fairy Garland:

STEP 1

Decide how many fairies you need for your garland, then print them by clicking the fairy pictures below. (Each one will take you to a pdf file of that fairy pendant – three per page.)

STEP 2

Cut around the oval cloudscapes containing the fairies, so that you can fold each one to make a double sided paper pendant.  Tip: You might find it easier to fold each pendant over the string/wool before you glue the two halves together, so that you don’t have to thread it through.

STEP 3

Stick the two halves of each pendant together but only glue about half or two thirds of the blank side, leaving a nice wide unglued bit at the top for your string/wool to go through. This makes it much easier to rethread if you want to rearrange anything – you won’t have to fiddle about trying to force your string through a very small space! Finally, you might like to know that when we made ours, we found wool much better than string – it just seemed better at holding each fairy in place.

STEP 4

Pretty fairy bunting hanging in a garden

Hang your magical string of fairies anywhere in your home or garden.  Well done!  If they’ve turned out anything like ours it was worth the effort – and we hope your children enjoy them. A final tip: once the glue was dry we trimmed each oval to make sure there were no bits of white paper from the other side showing around the edges.

Summer Party Garlands

Closeup of some printable flower buntingIt’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere,  officially from 21st June to 22nd of September 2017, and for many families, this means celebrations of all kinds.  Perhaps you have a summer birthday in your clan?  Or you can’t wait to treat the kids to a barbecue?  Maybe you’re a fan of Midsummer Night’s Eve?  Or you just can’t think of anything lovelier than drinks, nibbles or whole feasts in the garden?

Whatever the case, we’ve created a couple of quick decorations for you to craft.  There are links to flower, burger, and fruit garlands below, all ready to print out.

Garland of printable flowers

This printable blue and pink flower garland is a great way to decorate your house, garden or balcony for summer parties, barbecues or just because you want to add a bit of summer colour to your life. Here’s what you need: a printer, a pair of scissors, some wool/string and (optionally) some glue.

crafting-materials-for-printable-garland

We know it’s pretty obvious how and make this garland, but we’ve added some steps below to make it even easier.  We hope you (and your children) have a great time decorating for your summer party!

How to Make Your Flower Garland:

STEP 1

Print as many flowers as you want to include in your garland by clicking on the pictures below. (Each one will take you to a pdf file of that flower.)

STEP 2

Carefully cut out your flowers.  Now fold them in half but here’s a tip: You might find it easier to fold them over the string/wool before you glue the two halves together, so that you don’t have to thread it through.

STEP 3

Stick the two halves together but only glue about half or two thirds of the blank side, leaving a nice wide unglued bit at the top for your string/wool to go through.  This makes it much easier to rethread if you want to rearrange anything – you won’t have to fiddle about trying to force your string through a very small space!  Finally, you might like to know that when we made ours, we found wool much better than string – it just seemed better at holding each flower in place.

STEP 4

Hang your beautiful string of flowers somewhere in your garden or home and give yourself  big pat on the back for such brilliant crafting!  As you can see, we hung ours in our garden, just above our gate.  A final tip: once the glue was dry we trimmed each flower to make sure there were no bits of white paper showing around the edges.

If flowers aren’t right for you, or if you’re looking for something that might be more popular with boys, you could…

Make a Burger Garland

Burger GarlandThese are great for barbecues, just use the picture below to print cut out, fold over string and stick.  (You make these exactly the same way as the flower garland, so if you’re stuck, just use the crafting  steps above.)

You could also jazz up any summer party with this delicious-looking decorations…

Fruit Garland

To make your own fabulous fruit bunting, visit this page.  Good luck and have a wonderful summer! xx