St George’s Day Activities (+ 6 Free Coloring Sheets)

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I have put together lots of fun St George’s Day activities for you to enjoy with the kids.

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

For those of you who don’t know St George’s Day is celebrated on April 23rd. St George is the Patron Saint of England.

Included are 6 free St George’s Day coloring pages, with iconic images of George and the dragon. Grab them at the bottom of the page.

st georges day coloring pages

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St George’s Day ideas for kids

We love learning about history and also our heritage. We are English, and only in the last 5 years have we moved to America. However, I have never talked to my son about St George so I thought now would be a perfect time.

This St George’s Day worksheet offers a comprehensive set of engaging activities for kids. Including a PowerPoint presentation about the real St. George and the celebration of St. George’s Day, two comprehension exercises, a fact sheet on the holiday’s traditions, and creative projects like designing a St. George’s flag and crafting a story wreath.

St George and the Dragon. This resource offers guided reading questions and journal activities to help students enjoy and appreciate Saint George and the Dragon, fostering critical thinking and creativity.

YouTube video about the history of St George in an animated format is a great one to show the kids.

How to make a cardboard shield? This step-by-step guide helps children create their own medieval shield for adventure. Using materials like thick cardboard, paint, and tape, they can design their shield with colorful backgrounds, charges such as animals or symbols, and arm straps for protection on their imaginary quests.

How to make a cardboard sword? If the kids are anything like my son make sure you make the shield first!! This guide teaches how to make a safe Norman-style cardboard sword for imaginative play. Using materials like cardboard, foil, and tape, kids can craft a sword with a hilt and cross guard, and even personalize it with a name for their epic quests.

Create your very own clay dragon by molding the body either in one piece or separate sections, and assembling the parts with a wooden stirrer. Add eyes and a unique name to complete your dragon, ready for exciting adventures!

Free St George’s Day video lesson for children aged between 5 and 7 years old.

Have fun with the other Patron Saints of the United Kingdom with

Fun St George’s Day facts for kids

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

  • St George is the patron saint of England, Venice, Genoa, Portugal, Ethiopia, and Catalonia among others.
  • He was not born in England, in modern-day Turkey, and died in modern-day Israel in 303AD.
  • St George didn’t even visit England!
  • The St George’s cross was not used to represent England until much later.
  • Of course, George didn’t really slay a dragon as the story is told! In fact, that was added centuries later.

St George’s Day coloring pages

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

Download our free 6 St George’s Day coloring pages by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

We highly recommend these coloring pens which we use for most of our coloring pages.

You will color in images of:

  • Saint George in his knight’s armor
  • Dragon
  • the England flag (St George’s cross)
  • A fair maiden
  • book
  • roses

Saint George

Saint George is a very important person in the Christian religion. He lived a long time ago in a place called Cappadocia. He was a soldier in the Roman army and was very good at fighting.

st georges day april 23

There is also a famous story about Saint George where he saved a city from a scary dragon.

The dragon was very mean and would ask the people in the city to give it a young girl to eat every day. But one day, it was the turn of the King’s daughter, and Saint George saved her by fighting the dragon and winning.

st georges day george and dragon

Saint George became very famous after he died, and people started to remember him as a hero who loved God. Today, he is known as the patron saint of England and is celebrated on April 23rd.

st georges day saving a maiden

The tradition of giving a book on Saint George’s Day began in Catalonia, a region in Spain, in the 1920s.

It was a way to honor Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, who died on April 23rd.

Today, it is a common custom in Catalonia to give a book to a loved one on Saint George’s Day as a symbol of love and culture. He is called Sant Jordi in Catalonia.

st georges day sant jordi

The tradition of giving a rose on Saint George’s Day is also linked to Catalonia.

One popular theory is that it began in the 15th century when a rose bush miraculously bloomed in the spot where Saint George killed the dragon.

st georges day roses

Today, it is a common custom in Catalonia and some other parts of the world to give a rose to a loved one on Saint George’s Day as a symbol of love and affection.

The St George Cross is also the flag of England.

st georges day cross

St George’s Day books for kids

I always try and add books to any subject we study, check out our favorite book lists for kids. These are the best kids’ books about St George:

Or what about letting the kids watch the film, George and the Dragon?

Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free St George’s Day coloring printables

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 20 April 2024 by Clare Brown

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