Category Archives: Seasons

Back to School

It’s that time of year again (where did the holidays go?!) and we’ve collected together all our best free printables for kids going back to school.  First, here’s a bit of colouring in:

Next, here are a few certificates you might find useful:

 

 

 

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.

Blank Christmas Notepaper for DIYing

Of course you might want to write your own note from Father Christmas to let your little on know they’ve made it onto his Nice List.  If so, our blank Christmas notepaper could come in handy.

For more, check out this new area of our site which is completely dedicated to Christmas.  We’ve been moving all our free Christmas printables there bit by bit and if we have any new ones, that’s where they’ll be.

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.

When is Harvest Festival (UK)?

Harvest Festival is celebrated on the nearest Sunday to the Harvest Moon (that’s the full moon nearest to the September equinox).  This year in the United Kingdom, the Harvest Festival Feast will fall on Sunday 23rd September 2018.  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.

Summer Seaside Colouring

It’s always fun for the children to do a bit of colouring in, so as summer gets going, (in the northern hemisphere anyway), we thought we’d post a collection of our printable seaside colouring pages:

Whether you’re after magical makebelieve like mermaids, or pictures of real ocean creatures such as the giant squid, we hope your family will enjoy colouring these beach and sea themed scenes.

Fun for the Fourth of July

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.

Party Cones

First up are a few party cones, useful as hats or containers for popcorn, candy and snacks.

Snack/Candy Baskets

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!

Coloring Pages

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.

 

Barbecue Decorations

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!

Two Riding Certificates

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.

Editable Riding Certificate Template

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.

Horse Riding Certificate Template
Editable Horse Riding Certificate Template

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: