Are you looking for some free printables for spring? Then you’ve found the right page to discover ours. Whether you’re after Easter Bunny letters, May Day crafts or simply something to celebrate the spring season, we hope you’ll find a printable you like among the posts below.
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.
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.
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:
It may be early but with the shops already stocking up for Easter, we thought we’d post a quick collection of resources which you might find useful in the run up to that happy spring Sunday. Oh – and in case you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “When is Easter this year? I must check! we’ve already googled it for you and it’s Sunday, April 16th.
To get back to the point, all the printables below are meant to help children get some fun out of preparing for Easter early, whether it’s through a reminder to be good between now and then from the Easter Bunny, or simply making a mountain of Easter paper chains! We hope you find them useful.
If you’re wondering what they look like made up, here’s a couple more photos of our Easter paper chains:
With May Day 2016 just around the corner, we thought we’d make all our relevant printables easy to find by listing them in one post. There are some immediately below and some farther down the page.
What Do People Do on May Day?
May Day is an ancient festival whose roots are lost in the mists of time. As you can probably tell from the printables above, it is often celebrated with flowers. May parades, maypole dancing, May basket making and the crowning of the May Queen are just a few of the activities you can find going on around May 1st.
In general terms, it is about the marking of spring. In some countries, bonfires are lit to symbolise the light bringing the long, dark nights of winter to an end, and in others, people stay up all night on the day before May Day so that they can celebrate the coming of the dawn. In the UK, we have Early May Bank Holiday – which is a three-day weekend – so should you fancy a night of waiting up for the sun to rise, you should have enough time to catch up on sleep before having to go back to work!
What’s in it for the Kids?
Assuming that you either can’t get to or can’t find an organised May Day celebration, there are still lots of traditions you can engage in at home. Decorating your home with May Day flowers might be a nice activity for the children. You could use real flowers and arrange them in different vases or cut out a whole pile of paper flowers and stick them around the house.
One of the loveliest May Day traditions for kids to help with is the giving of May baskets. The idea is that you fill baskets with flowers, sweets and/or other presents and leave them on the doorstep of someone you think deserves them – for example, an aunt, uncle, grandparent, friend or babysitter who has been nice to you all year. You don’t have to use a real basket, you can make one out of card like these:
The gifts don’t need to be expensive either – it’s one of those occasions where it’s the thought that counts.
In fifth place is our babysitting thank you note. Unusual for it to receive quite so many hits but perhaps with the weather getting warmer parents are going out more. Whatever the reason, we’re glad you found it useful.
Who knows why, during the spring, our thoughts turn to mermaids? Yet according to our site’s stats, they do.
Perhaps we tell our children more stories about them at this time of the year. Maybe it’s a time when we find ourselves with out children on the beach, looking out to see and firing up their imaginations with magical mermaid make-believe. Or perhaps there are more children learning to swim at this time of year, ready for the summer holiday. (Unless you’re in the Southern hemisphere, of course.)
Whatever the reason, the hits on our mermaid resources always start to increase around the middle of April and this year, the certificate above is the most popular. Perhaps it’s not that surprising, for with the days getting longer and the sea a little warmer, who wouldn’t want to be a “mermaid friend“?
In keeping with the magical resources we provide on this site, out paper dolls are fairies… although you could always chop the wing bits of their clothes if you didn’t want them to be. Yikes! Sounds painful though 🙁
As was true last year, our Tooth Fairy notes page is the most hit upon of printables in spring. Could it be that teeth are falling out more rapidly than usual after all the Easter goodies?!! Goodness, we hope not!
It’s the night before Easter and if you’re still surfing for last-minute printables, you’ve come to the right page! Here’s a list of our most popular – all you need is a printer, possibly a pair of scissors, and the children tucked up in bed.
Oh, and we wish you and yours a very happy Easter! Thank you for visiting our website, we hope you’ll come again. xxxx
This is our newest Easter Bunny letter and it was created this year, so it’s definitely one your child won’t have had before. Just print it and leave it somewhere for him/her to find on Easter Morning.
This is a nice certificate to leave with the Easter Bunny’s eggs. Just print then write your child’s name and the date on it. (Unless you are the real Easter Bunny, you might need to disguise your handwriting!)
As we skip around the internet on our run-up-to-Easter coffee breaks, we can’t help noticing some weird and wonderful Easter eggs. So we thought we’d share them with you.
Knitted Easter Eggs
There seem to be all sorts of knitted Easter eggs around (the picture below shows some from Poland) and when you think about it, they’re probably a great idea. Sure, you could carefully create the gorgeous work-of-art type of knitted egg but you could also knit a more practical variety. Soft, washable, and easy to pack away without breakage to use again next year.
These are just beautiful. As if ordinary eggs weren’t fragile enough, these must be as delicate as you can get.
You can make you’re own – even if they’re not quite as elaborate as those above. Like everything else worth doing, it just takes practice and time.
So how do you make them? Surprisingly, we couldn’t find that many online guides but it’s quite well described on this blog– the pictures help too. (Tip: You may need to use Google Translate if the text doesn’t display in English.) The biggest hurdle is that you’ll need a handheld milling machine of some kind to make the holes in the eggshell. If you’re an ardent crafter whose got one already though, just bleach and blow some eggs then perforate away.
Embroidered Easter Eggs
For anyone handy with a needle and thread, here’s another charming idea. I’m fairy useless at embroidery but these make me wish I wasn’t.
Look carefully and you can see how these are done. Eggs are blown, bleached then embroidered with a needle and colourful thread – often embroidery silks. If you’re a beginner it may be easier to use goose eggs rather than duck or chicken eggs, as they are bigger and their shell is less fragile.
Straw Easter Eggs
Or rather, Easter eggs decorated with bits of straw. Isn’t that clever? And pretty too.
Okay so you can’t craft this one, (or if you can you’re either a wizard or a genius), but we thought we’d mention it regardless. After all, who can think of beautiful eggs without thinking House of Fabergé. This one’s called the Winter Egg and in 1913 it was the most expensive Easter egg ever made.