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St George’s Day Printables

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.

The PDF of our St George’s Story for Children is free to download and we hope you find it useful.

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.

Other Activities:

This St George’s Day word search is another fun printable activity.  Just click/tap it to download the free PDF.

There are two more word searches below which are suitable for St George’s Day.

Colouring for Spring

This is just a quick post to gather together all our favourite colouring pages for spring.  Great for those rainy afternoons with the children, though fingers crossed you won’t get too many!

Along with colouring pages, you might also enjoy the following printables which are popular in spring:

Mermaid Certificates

Learning to Swim - free mermaid certificate
Learning to Swim

Our mermaid certificates are always popular in spring – though we’re never quite sure why!  Possibly it’s a time when children learn to swim.  Anyway, they’re also fun for children’s parties, oh, and we’ve got a mermaid invitations and a mermaid treasure hunt you can print too.

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.

Messages from the Easter Bunny

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:

 

Paper Easter Decorations

A small pile of paper chains decorated with the Easter Bunny
Small Pile of Easter Bunny Paper Chains

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.

Best of the Easter Bilby

Easter Bilby

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:

Easter Bilby Printable Bambino Pack – This is a downloadable pack of printables for children including colouring in pages.

Bilby Colouring Pages – Several colouring in sheets of Bilbies, all free to print out for your child.

Bilby Printable Maze – Just one printable game-sheet in the form of a maze.  Your child has to find which way leads to the Easter Bilby’s lost eggs.

Printable Bilby Mask – This will take you straight to a PDF of a mask you can print and cut out from mothernatured.com

 

Easter Cards and Rhymes

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:
Easter Blessings

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

Be Blessed

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,
Be blessed.

@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,
Easter’s near,
Lots of love
To you my dear.

Winter’s through,
Here’s to you
And your loved ones,
Old and new!

@2018 Rooftop Post

Time for Joy

Chocolates, flowers,
Egg-shaped things,
Oh what fun each
Easter brings!
Chicks and rabbits,
Cute and small,
How we laugh and
Love them all.
Church bells, singing,
Simnel cake,
Happy feelings
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
Eastery time,
So I thought I would
Send you a rhyme,
To wish you a
Wonderful day,
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.

@2018 Rooftop Post

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.