St George’s Day Activities (+ 6 Free Colouring Sheets)
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 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 colouring pages, with iconic images of George and the dragon. Grab them at the bottom of the page.
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St George’s Day Ideas for the Kids
We love learning about history and also our heritage. We are English, and only in the last 4 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.
Last month we learned about St David’s Day the Patron St of Wales, and St Patricks Day, so it is only fitting we learn about the patron of the country we are from too.
On November 30th make sure you check out our fun St Andrew’s Day activities and free Scottish colouring pages too.
St George’s Day worksheet for kids aged 7+
St George and the Dragon guided reading and journal response.
Youtube video about the history of St George
How to make a cardboard shield?
How to make a cardboard sword? If the kids are anything like my son make sure you make the shield first!!
Make a clay dragon with details on how to make it, this is a great family craft.
Free St George’s Day video lesson for ages 5-7
Fun St George’s Day Facts the Kids Will Love
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 Colouring Pages
These free printable St George’s Day colouring 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 colouring pages by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
We highly recommend these colouring pens which we use for most of our colouring pages.
You will colour in images of:
- Saint George in his knights armour
- the England flag (St George’s cross)
- A fair maiden
The free Saint George’s Day colouring pages
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St George’s Day Books for Kids
I always try and add books to any subject we study, these are the best kids books about St George:
Or what about letting the kids watch the film, George and the Dragon?
Download the free St George’s Day colouring 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 2 June 2023 by homeschoolof1