Now that spring is on the way (at least in here in the northern hemisphere), maybe it’s time to get active. Or perhaps you’ve been struck by a sudden need to clear away the cobwebs and spring clean the house. Either way, if you’re hoping to enthuse the kids, you could try rewarding them with one of these fun certificates. If schoolwork is more your child’s thing, there are a couple of certificates for that too. Everyone likes to see their efforts recognised, just print them out and stick the to the wall or fridge.
Looking for printables for your Burns Night celebrations? We’ve put all our favourite Robert Burns and Scottish themed decorations (new and old) here in one place. We hope you have lovely evening on January 25th. Here’s to one of Scotland’s finest poets!
What is Burns Night?
Burns Night is a celebration which is held to remember the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. It takes place either on or near his birthday, which is January 25th.
Today, it is celebrated by Scottish people all over the world, often by way of eating a supper which includes a haggis, neeps and tatties. A favoured drink on Burns Night is whisky. Selections of Burns’ poetry are often read out loud, which given his rythmic style and wonderful talent for conjuring up images full of emotion, is a real treat.
If you’ve never been to a Burns Night supper and you get invited to one, go! It’s a great night out.
Not long now until that spooky time of year – so we’ve collected a few of our favourite Halloween printables together below. Some are popular every year, others are new additions. Whatever you’re doing on the 31st of October, we hope you have a frighteningly good time!
No Trick or Treat Posters
Trick or treating is great fun but it’s fine not to want to take part. You don’t need to give your reasons to opt out but one of the best ways to let trick or treaters know it’s not for you is to put a light-hearted notice up in your window. Here are a few which might help you 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.
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: