St Andrew’s Day Activities & Scottish Coloring Pages (free)
I have put together lots of fun St Andrew’s Day activities for you to enjoy with the kids.
We always enjoy holiday activities for kids and these St Andrews Day ideas are just that. Perfect for kids aged 3-12, have fun learning about the holiday.
For those who don’t know St Andrew’s Day is celebrated on November 30th. St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland.
We love learning about the patron Saints and have the following Saint activities for kids:
- St Patrick’s Day (Ireland)
- St George (England)
- St David (Wales)
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Scottish Colouring Pages
Download all 11 Scottish coloring pages at the end of this post and learn about Scottish traditions.
These free printable St Andrew’s Day free printables are free to print but are for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.
I am also going to share some of our favorite Saint Andrew’s Day activities that you can enjoy at school or at home with the kids.
- cardstock (printer paper will also work)
- coloring pens, Crayola crayons, or coloring pencils
Print out the colour pages below, it will print out on eleven full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.
This free coloring set includes 11 pages:
Map of Scotland. It has an area of 30.4k miles and is the 2nd largest country in Great Britain. It has over 900 islands that are grouped into the Shetland, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides, and the Outer Hebrides.
The Scottish flag known as the saltire cross has a white saltire on a blue background. This is the oldest flag in Europe.
The purple thistle is the national emblem of Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle. It stands on castle rock, which has been occupied by humans since at least the iron age.
The bagpipes are Scotland’s national instrument and a large part of Scottish culture.
The kilt is a knee-length pleated skirt usually of tartan worn by men in Scotland and by Scottish regiments in the British armies.
The Shetland pony is a breed of pony that originates in the Shetland Isles of North Scotland. It has a heavy coat and short legs.
The highland cattle originate in the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides, they have long horns and a long shaggy coat.
The haggis is the national dish of Scotland.
The Scottish population is approximately 5.51 million. For reference, there are approximately 56 million people in England.
The Loch Ness monster, affectionately known as Nessie, is a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
St Andrews Day Activities for Kids
Have fun either in the classroom or at home with these fun St Andrew’s Day activities.
Saint Andrew Activities
Help children learn all about St Andrew with this 8-slide teaching power point and print and go activities. No prep, no extra resources needed.
- 8 slide teaching power point
- Timeline cut and stick activity x 2
- Word Search
- Make a bookmark
- Read and draw activity
- Colour a Scottish flag
- Story of St Andrew - fill in the missing words
- Story frame
- Comprehension and questions
- Fishes and loaves coloring sheet
St. Andrew Coloring Page
Color in this picture of St Andrew with his fishing net.
The Story of Saint Andrew - Drive Thru History
Older students will enjoy this short youtube video about St Andrew.
St Andrew's Day: Explained, a little.
St Andrew’s Day is one of the most well-known holidays in Scotland, with Scots and Scots-at-heart celebrating Scotland’s patron saint with celebrations across the land.
St Andrew & the Saltire, the Scottish Flag
Learn all about St Andrew and the Saltire, the Scottish flag.
Treat the kids this St Andrew's Day with this Scooby Doo film about the Loch Ness Monster!
Preorder this book about the Loch Ness monster. It is such a fun tale and people claim to see Nessy every year. But is it a myth?
How to make a Paper Loch Ness Monster
Create an origami loch ness monster. Follow along with this youtube tutorial and let the kids get creative.
We absolutely love horrible histories, the books and the shows. This Scotland version will make a great one to study on St Andrew's Day.
Not so much about St Andrew, but more about Scotland.
Learn the traditional ceilidh dance and listen to Gaelic folk music.
This is so much fun, in fact, when my dad turned 65 we ordered him a ceilidh band to play.
It was so much fun for young and old. The kids will love learning this fun dance.
Toilet Paper Roll Yak
Why not get creative and make this super cute toilet roll highland cow?
Haggis, national dish of Scotland
Learn about the history of the Scottish national dish, haggis. If you are a vegetarian I wouldn't recommend reading any further.
The Thistle - National Emblem of Scotland
Learn about Scotland's national emblem, the purple thistle.
35 Scottish Party Props Printable
Why not have a Scottish party with these fun Scottish photo props?
Interesting facts about St Andrew’s Day that kids will love
- He was a fisherman
- He was one of Jesus’s 12 apostles
- He never came to Great Britain
- He was born in Israel between 5 and 10 AD.
- His name means “manly” in Greek
- He became the patron saint of Scotland in 1320, with the Declaration of Arbroath.
- He is also the patron saint of Amalfi, Barbados, Greece, Poland, Russia, Romania, and Ukraine. (you will also enjoy our free Ukraine coloring pages) He is also the patron saint of fishermen.
- His brother Simon Peter was the first Pope.
- He was crucified in Greece on a slanted cross as per his request on 30 November 60AD
- Andrew was present at the Last Supper.
Download our Free Scottish Coloring Pages
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
Last Updated on 2 June 2023 by homeschoolof1