St David’s Day is on 1st March and is a day of celebration of both St David’s life and the Welsh people and their culture. St David is the patron saint of Wales and on 1st March it is traditional for Welsh people to wear daffodils or leeks, both of these are the symbols of Wales. The wearing of a daffodil on 1st March, St David’s Day was made popular by the Victorians. In Wales the daffodil is also known as “Peter’s leek” and its Welsh name is “Cenhinen Bedr”.
St David was born in Wales and he founded a Celtic monastic community at Glyn Rhosyn. The monastery was located on the western headland of Pembrokeshire at the site where St David’s Cathedral stands today. The son of an aristocratic family; St David has been credited with many miracles; not least of which was his ability to survive on a diet almost exclusively made up of leeks and water. This is perhaps one of the reasons why leeks are one of the national symbols of Wales.
On this special day, Welsh people celebrate with parades, eisteddfods and meals of leek soup and Welsh lamb. Some people like to dress in traditional Welsh costume; which consists of a long wool skirt, apron, white blouse, woollen shawl and a Welsh hat.
If you are marking St David’s Day, I’ve made some FREE colouring printables which your family might enjoy. From a lovely Welsh dragon, to a proud looking daffodil; these free printables will help your family celebrate St David’s Day.
If you enjoyed this post, you might want to try your hand at making this lovely cheery popsicle stick daffodil flower or maybe this egg box dragon.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!
Express yourself and your love of reading this Valentine’s Day with this FREE Valentine’s Bookmark Colouring Printable for children.
Children often like to give little tokens of affection to the important people in their lives. My son is always writing me sweet little notes and bringing home pretty leaves and pebbles he’s found. On special occasions he likes to make his own cards. He’s a creative kid and it’s a very lovely thing and only to be encouraged.
He’s now part of a junior book group with some of his friends from school, they’re all avid readers and what to avid readers need? Book marks! I’ve put together a Valentine’s Bookmark Colouring Printable for those who just love to read.
Download your FREE Valentine’s Bookmark Colouring Printable here.
Print them out onto card, colour them in, cut them out and give them to the special people in your life. If you’re feeling fancy you can punch a hole in the top and thread through some ribbon to give your bookmarks a bit of finesse.
Modern bookmarks are available in a wide variety of materials in a range of designs and styles. Many are made of card, but you can also find bookmarks made from paper, ribbon, fabric, felt or plastic.
Some bookmarks can be very ornate and expensively made, some people use bus tickets, post-it notes or scraps of paper to mark where they are up to in a book. If you know someone who uses an old bus ticket, why not make them a pretty bookmark they can treasure and enjoy using forever.
To make your coloured bookmarks last forever, you could cut them out and laminate them. They really do make lovely little gifts and sweet tokens of affection for keen readers.
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When we woke up this morning, outside was strangely silent. I peered outside and the road was covered in a few inches of snow. We live 5 minutes walk from school, but I had a feeling we’d be getting an email to say it would be closed for the day. With an 8 year old to entertain, I started thinking about what we could do, apart from build a giant snowman!
I decided we would probably do some baking, maybe do some crafts and I’d try to get him to do some homework. But I knew I’d need a bit of quiet time to get on with a few of my own things. So I quickly put together some snow day colouring sheets for him to do.
It’s always nice to share, so here are three snow themed colouring sheets to print off and colour in. It’ll keep the kids occupied for a little while at least!
Download your FREE Snow Day Colouring Sheets here!
What kind of things can you do on a snow day to entertain the kids?
- Build a snowman
- Go sledging
- Have a snowball fight
- Make snow angels
- Do some baking
- Do some crafts
- Read a book
- Build a den
- Have an indoor picnic
What else could you do on a snow day?
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