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.
Are you looking to show your support for the NHS or other key workers? Great! It’s lovely to see rainbows popping up in windows all over the UK, appreciating just how precious all our health workers are. Here’s our little contribution – a collection of rainbow posters for children to print and colour in:
By the way, we think it’s really nice of you to think of others during this difficult time. Your kindness is far more magical than anything we do on this site.
If you have a key worker among your friends or family, why not colour in a poster just for them? We’ve tried to include as many as we could think of, and there’s one you can fill in yourself if we’ve missed someone.
Looking for plain rainbow colouring without any writing? These are two of our favourites?
And here are two final posters which are key to that all-important message to stay home if you can:
A few people have asked us whether we have any horse riding certificates and up until now we’ve had to say no. However, we recently created these two which we hope you’ll find useful.
Please Note: To type text onto these certificates, you will need to open them in a good PDF reader such as Adobe’s. If your browser opens them automatically, you may find you cannot type on them, in which case just find the “download” option and save them to your machine.
Blank Horse Riding Certificate Templates
This riding certificate template is an editable PDF, ready for you to type on. It’s completely free for personal use, though if you’re using it on other sites or social media, we do ask that you give a shout out or link. That’s because having lots of people visit our site lets us keep our printables free.
Or you might prefer the template below. There’s lots of room on it for you to add the name of your own stables or other organisation, along with the details of whomever it’s for. Then all you have to do it print it out.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Hello Americans! As you might know, we’re based in the UK, but we had a bit of extra time this month so we thought we’d create some Independence Day printables for you to enjoy. Here they are, listed below…
We hope you have fun preparing for the big day in 2016 and wish you a very happy Fourth of July. xx
Hello visitor! If you’re a regular looking for the latest kids’ printables we’ve created, they’re listed below.
1. Last Tooth Collection Notes
When it’s time for that very last tooth to be collected, these notes are the ones to use. There’s a version for a boy and one for a girl – they’re lovely way to let the Tooth Fairy say goodbye and wish your child well on the path to growing up completely.
2. Dragon Bravery Certificates
These are a bit of magic for any child who has been brave recently, for example by going to a new school, going to the dentist or achieving anything about which they were nervous. There’s one for a boy and one for a girl.
3. Lost Tooth Found Certificates
It’s so easy to lose a tooth when it first falls out and the last thing you want is a disappointed child worrying that the Tooth Fairy won’t find it! This certificate is a good way to set your child’s mind at ease. There’s one you can add a name and date to and a version you can print without personalisation (just in case you’re in a rush!)
4. Tooth Fairy Certificates for a Swallowed Tooth
You’d be surprised how often this happens. We created these certificates because we had a number of requests from parents whose children had accidentally swallowed a baby tooth. One is ready to personalise but if you’re in a rush and don’t want to bother, there’s also a version which doesn’t need you to add a name. You can just print it as is and pop it straight under your little one’s pillow.
5. Dolphin Chore Chart
A summery addition to our chore charts, great for children who like dolphins.
6. Cute Dragon Envelopes
These cute little dragon envelopes are ready to print and fold.
7. Mermaid Party Invitations
Lots of fun if you’re planning an under the sea party.
8. One Tooth Left to Lose Certificates
These certificates are a bit unusual in that they’re not to say thank you for a tooth. Instead, they are notes to leave before your child loses his or her last tooth. There’s one for a boy and one for a girl. The idea is that the Tooth Fairy wants to let your child know that he or she has one tooth left and that she is looking forward to a final visit one day soon, to pick it up. It’s a nice way to begin rounding off the visits from the Tooth Fairy, now that your little one is growing up.