Hello! For those of you celebrating the 4th of July this year, we thought we’d create a quick post to show you which printables we’ve got on the site that could come in handy. Please find them below.
First up are a few party cones, useful as hats or containers for popcorn, candy and snacks.
Next up are our printable paper baskets. You can put snacks such as candy, popcorn, chips or cookies in them and they’ll make your party table look gorgeous!
Hoping to involve the kids? Why not print them one of these 4th July coloring pages. They’ll add that all-the-family vibe to your celebratory decor.
Best of the Rest
And finally, here are the other printable bits and bobs we think could be of use for your Independence Day decorating endeavours.
It’s always nice to make your own decorations for Independence Day and online printables are a fun way to get started. They’re also great for getting the kids involved. We hope that whether you’re making paper chains, coloring posters in, crafting baskets or hanging up bunting, you have a lovely time and a magical 4th of July.
If you’re planning a summer barbecue this year, why not go the whole hog and decorate your garden? It’s a great way to involve the kids and is sure to amuse your guests…. not to mention that decorations are always a good talking point as people mingle.
Here’s what we’ve got in the way of printables to help you:
You might also find these useful:
We hope you enjoy your garden party or barbecue and that you get good weather!
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.
Hello and welcome to a post where we’ve added together all our best messages from the Easter Bunny. (If you’re Australian you might want our Easter Bilby resources instead.) Whether notes, letters or certificates, we bet your little one would love to hear from the most magical rabbit in the world this year.
Along with the little messages and certificates above, one of our favourite Easter resources is this full-length letter from the Easter Bunny. It’s a lovely thing for a child to find with the eggs on Easter Morning… adds a sprinkle of magic to the this holiday occasion.
Looking for some blank Easter notepaper? Try these:
With Easter around the corner, you might feel like brightening your home with some Easter decorations. Ours are all free to print out and our favourites, new and old, can be found below. They’re a great way of making Easter parties or meals more festive and a lots of fun for any creative kids who want to help you prepare. We hope you have a magical Easter this year.
You might also enjoy crafting these Easter ornaments. They look best stuck onto card, unless you’re going to print them onto card in the first place of course. The nice thin about sticking them onto card though, is that you can put a picture on both sides. You’ll also need something sharp like a skewer or a knitting needle to create the hole to thread the string through.
It’s nearly that chocolate-munching time of year again and if you’re in Australia, you might prefer the Easter Bilby to deliver your treats this year. He’s an endangered alternative to the Easter Bunny, but just as magical. Our favourite printable bilby resources for this Easter are below:
If you’re after more Easter Bilby resources, here are a few we like out there on the web – and they were all free when we looked:
If you’ve ever felt that you want to add a bit of verse to your Easter card to let that special someone know how much you care, then this post might help. We often get asked for Easter poems for cards, so we’ve created a handful below.
Oh, and if you scroll down you’ll see some printable cards as well, interspersed between the rhymes. We thought they’d be handy for anyone who hasn’t had time to get to the shops and needs something to write in.
Easter Card Rhymes:
Gone the winter’s cold and gloom,
Here’s the sun to fill your room,
Here come flowers, here comes spring,
Here come birds that chirp and sing,
Here’s a card to bring good cheer
And Easter blessings to your year!
@2018 Rooftop Post
Just for You
This Easter card is just for you,
To let you know that all you do
For strangers, friends and family,
Is recognised and loved by me.
@2018 Rooftop Post
This time of year
I think of you
And hope for joy
In all you do,
For you deserve
The very best,
Happy Easter, dear,
@2018 Rooftop Post
For a Friend
Dearest friend the spring is here,
And Easter Day is drawing near,
Glad the winter months are through,
The sunshine makes me think of you,
For though this Easter we’re apart,
You’re always with me, in my heart.
@2018 Rooftop Post
Here’s to You
Spring is here,
Lots of love
To you my dear.
Here’s to you
And your loved ones,
Old and new!
@2018 Rooftop Post
Time for Joy
Oh what fun each
Chicks and rabbits,
Cute and small,
How we laugh and
Love them all.
Church bells, singing,
When you wake!
Time to lay
Aside your cares,
Time for joy
And peace and prayers.
@2018 Rooftop Post
A Magical Time
It’s that magical
So I thought I would
Send you a rhyme,
To wish you a
Full of dreams that
Will take you away
To a daffodil house,
Or a chocolate sea,
Or a chicken who lives
In an Easter egg tree,
For the very best way
To be clever and smart,
Is to always stay young
In your head and your heart.
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.