England’s patron saint is celebrated on April 23rd. Famous for fighting a dragon, it shouldn’t be too difficult to foster an interest in St George in your children but these printables might help too…
Activity Village’s St George’s Day downloads include colouring pages, England flags, dragon lacing card, poster, worksheet, learn to draw, puzzles and writing page. “Saint George was the son of a Christian nobleman, born around 275-285 AD in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina. He was raised as a Christian and became a Roman soldier, working for the Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia and rising to the rank of Tribunus.”
Kids Puzzles and Games also hosts colouring pages, a wordsearch and maze on the theme of the brave Roman soldier who died fighting for his beliefs.
For more information on the legend print out Scholastic’s activity sheets which include a Dragon poem by Caroline Petherbridge, prompts to write your own poem and dragon wordsearch.
For a step-by-step guide to making your own St George’s Day Shield visit Let’s Celebrate on the CBeebies website.
If you need to see if you’ve made it tough enough to withstand a dragon attack then why not see if it can fend off an appropriately decorated sock puppet?
Emma at My Little 3 and Me includes a free pattern to print out as part of her No Sew Dragon Sock Puppet post – “Children will have great fun bringing their dragon to life and developing its personality. Ours is very cheeky! I wonder what sort of character a yellow or pink Dragon Sock Puppet would be?”
If no-one’s keen to allow their sock-covered arm to be beaten back by a triumphant slayer then why not let some toilet roll tubes take the strain instead? DLTK has a black and white and a coloured template ready to download to transform your bathroom recycling into your own dragon clan.
But, if your family is fully foolhardy in its re-enactment adventures, then you can print and cut out some masks included in St George’s Day Resources on Rainbow Resources. Available in black and white for your young actors to colour in first, or as a colour file for those eager to take to your back garden’s stage, will you choose to be the knight, dragon, princess or king?
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