Ah summer… and colouring. Two of our favourite things rolled into one! Our colouring is aimed at children rather than adults, although grown-ups are welcome to do it too, of course. After all, studies have shown that simply colouring in a picture is good for your mental health – a relaxing pastime no matter what age you are.
We’ve put all our summer colouring faves together below, so they’re easy for you to scroll through. We hope you enjoy them. x
It’s not always easy to make it to the shops, and for that moment, you might find yourself scouring the internet for printable Father’s Day cards. Well, if that’s what you’re looking for, here are ours. They’re free, of course – all you need is a printer.
If you’re looking for things to print out for St George’s Day this year, we’ve gathered all ours together below. You might also want to check out our general dragon page for further ideas.
First off, here are a couple of St George certificates:
We have some dragon certificates available too, which might come in handy. Here are a couple of examples – click here to see more:
We’ve also got some knight and dragon-themed colouring:
Looking to decorate your home or classroom? You might find something useful in our collection of St George’s Day bunting:
You might also like these free printable greetings cards:
St George’s Day Story for Young Children
One of the problems with the St George’s Day story is that like many old tales, it can be viewed as a bit violent and sexist by today’s standards. While this isn’t such an issue for older children who can understand it’s of its time, it can make it hard to tell to little ones. With this in mind, we’ve created what we hope is a slightly more child-friendly version of the story. We haven’t changed the core narrative, but we have retold it by:
making it clear that this particular dragon was dangerous and cruel;
empowering the princess to take part in deciding her own fate, rather than just being treated as an object for her father to give away as a prize in a male battle;
glossing over the violence of the fight between the dragon and George, which in many of the older stories is a bit gory and drawn out.
St George Activity Idea for Older Children:
If you are dealing with older rather than younger children, you could create a great learning activity by telling them a more adult version of the story and asking them how they would change it to tell to a younger child, or to suit a modern audience.
Ah spring. (At least if, like us, you’re in the northern hemisphere.) The lambs, the daffodils, the bluebells, the light. Goodness, we’ve missed the light. And of course, Easter around the corner. It’s always a bit of rush in our house to get everything done, unlike Christmas, which seems to be hanging around from September onwards these days. We always feel that Easer rather jumps out from around the proverbial corner – and a mad scramble for eggs, decorations and magical Easter Bunny printables is pretty much guaranteed. Talking of which, our top picks for this year are below…
Easter Bunny Certificates:
We’ve built up quite a few of these over the years, and you can find all of them on this page. However, our four favourites are a follows:
Easter Bunny Letters and/or Notes
As with the certificates, we’ve created a fair few of these now but these are the ones we like the best. Hopefully, you’ll like them too:
From the minute the Easter Holidays start it can be great fun to gather up some children and make the house look lovely. The spring decorations we like most are below, though it’s also worth hunting around the internet for more such things, for as much as we’d love you to stay on this site forever, there are lots of other gorgeous decorative ideas out there.
Easter Bilby Resources:
Okay, so we’re based in the UK, but we love the idea of the Easter Bilby and for any Australians out there, these are the four bilby resources to make sure you don’t miss:
Easter Fairy Newspaper
Our Easter issue of our printable fairy newspaper, The Midnight Messenger is also available as a bit of free magic for your child. It’s best read in the run-up to Easter and will let your child know all about what’s going in the Easter Bunny’s chocolate factory under the ground.
We’ve had a lot of requests for achievement certificates for schoolwork this month, possibly to help encourage children to keep up with their children during lockdown. If you’re a parent helping with your child’s learning, well done, you’re doing a great job and our thoughts are with you.
We’ll add to these printable certificates over the next few days, but here’s what we’ve got so far:
Our Award from the Council of Dragons is always popular too!
You might also like these school-themed resources:
Happy new year! We hope 2021 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:
And for anyone looking for a relaxing (not to mention decorative!) start to the new year, here’s a bit more printable colouring:
This year, we’ve created a few extra letters from Father Christmas to try and help you spread a bit of magic after such a hard year. They’re all free to print for your personal use. You can find them on the Christmas section of our site. Have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year. x
It’s so important to remember those who laid down their lives in the hope of of keeping the rest of us safe, that we might inherit a better world. Of course, we remember them for more than just one day a year, but Remembrance Day is a chance to do so together, and with that in mind, below are the printables we’ve got which we think might be useful for this day.
While Remembrance Sunday is always the second Sunday in November, Remembrance Day in the UK is on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. On that day at 11:00 GMT a two-minute silence is usually observed to commemorate those who died in conflict. Remembrance Day is also called “Armistice Day”.
It’s miserable being in the middle of a pandemic, but we’ve put together these printables which you might find useful while the world tries to cope with the coronavirus crisis. They’re meant to be light-hearted and to stop children feeling too anxious.
Has your child been feeling anxious about the pandemic? An award for bravery might help. It won’t take fear away of course, but it could help your little one feel proud of the way he or she is coping. A little bit of praise and acknowledgement is something we all need from time to time.
Covid Christmas Letters
Finally, if you want to print a magical Father Christmas letter to say well done for coping so well with Covid restrictions, you can find one here.