St David’s Day Activities (+ 9 Free Welsh Colouring Sheets)

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St David’s Day for those that don’t know commemorates the Patron Saint of Wales, David. It is celebrated on March 1st. Check out our favourite St David’s Day activities that we will be doing this year.

We always enjoy holiday activities and these St David’s Day activities are just that. Perfect for kids aged 3-12, have fun learning about the holiday while having fun.

I have also created 9 free Welsh colouring sheets for you to print out and enjoy.


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St David’s Day Worksheets

Twinkl as always has lots of free St David’s Day worksheets for you to use. The ones we love are:

Other St David’s Day activities we will be doing are:

Welsh Colouring Pages

Print out our free Welsh colouring sheets at the end of this page and get creative!

These St David’s Day coloring pages are free to print but are for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.

Saint David’s Day

St. David’s Day is the national holiday of Wales, celebrated on March 1st each year. It’s a day to honor St. David, the patron saint of Wales, and to celebrate Welsh culture and identity.

free st david's day coloring pages

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and is located on the western side of Great Britain. Its capital city is Cardiff. Wales has a varied landscape, including mountain ranges, rolling hills, forests, and a beautiful coastline.

Welsh flag colouring page

Welsh is a Celtic language spoken in Wales. It has a long history and is an important part of Welsh culture and identity.

Today, Welsh is spoken by around 20% of the population in Wales and efforts are being made to promote and preserve the language for future generations.

welsh flag colouring page

The Welsh flag has a red dragon on a green and white background. It’s a symbol of Wales and represents the strength, bravery, and determination of the Welsh people.

Welsh Culture Colouring Pages

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval fortress located in the town of Caernarfon in North Wales. It was built by King Edward I in the 13th century and is known for its impressive architecture and rich history.

caernarfon castle

Wales has a lot of farmland, and for many years sheep farming was a major industry in the country. In fact, there are more sheep in Wales than there are people! there are about 10 million sheep & 3 million people.

Daffodils are the national flower of Wales and have been associated with the country for centuries. They are a symbol of spring and new beginnings and are often worn on St. David’s Day. You will also enjoy this fun picture book about the daffodil who couldn’t dance.

daffodil coloring page

Wales has a long history of playing rugby and it’s a popular sport in the country. Many Welsh people follow their national team, the Wales rugby union team. With great passion and pride.

Legend has it that St. David advised Welsh soldiers to wear leeks in their hats during battle to distinguish themselves from the enemy. Learn more about the National Symbols by visiting

Books about Wales for kids

I always try and add books to any subject we study, however, I couldn’t find any kids books on the Patron Saint of Wales. So these are the best books about Wales that children will love:

St David’s Day Facts

For those of you who don’t know who St David is I wanted to put together a few key facts.

  • Legend has it that St David (or ‘Dewi Sant’ in Welsh) was born in Wales during a fierce storm. It is unknown when he was born but it is believed that he died on the 1st March 589 A.D. He is also the only Patron Saint of the UK who was born in the country he is patron of.
  • His last words “Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.” This is a famous saying now in Wales.
  • It is believed that David performed many miracles, including, raising a child from the dead, surviving eating poison, and more famously restoring the sight of his teacher, Paulinus.
  • The leek is an important national symbol of Wales, and later it became the daffodil. The leek is displayed on the Welsh regiment’s uniforms to this day.
  • As David was a monk, he was a vegetarian and was claimed to have only drunk water. He became known as “David the waterman”.

If you are wanting to celebrate the other patron saints of the UK:

Download the free St David’s Day Colouring Sheets

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 1 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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