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St David's Day is celebrated in Wales and by Welsh people throughout the world on 1st March.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! means ‘Happy St David’s Day’ in Welsh.

It was declared Wales' national day of celebration in the 18th Century and it is still celebrated throughout the country.

According to legend, St David ordered Britons to wear leeks in their helmets so that they could recognise each other during battle with Saxon invaders.

St David's Day celebrations normally involve singing Welsh folk songs and having tea with Welsh cake and fruit bread.

Activities could include :

  • Making daffodils from egg cartons
  • Creating traditional Welsh hats
  • Making some Welsh cakes
  • Painting daffodils and fiery Red Dragons

Resources for St David’s Day

Visual Timetable – Welsh Language – Hessian Or White Background

  Early Years Visual Timetable – Welsh Language Here is a simple visual timetable for early years. This is available with a hessian or white background. It would look great alongside images of your children doing these things. Covers; Yoga, Cooking, Reading, Collective Worship, Group Time, PE, Circle Time, Mystery Reader, Mindfulness, Music, Phonics, Home Time, Maths, Singing, Funky Fingers, Moving, Gardening, Dough Disco, Play, Snack, Art, Lunch, Science, Story, Forest School. Literacy and Tidy Up, Shopping, Trip, Sensory exploration, Games, Dancing, Computers, Big draw, Guided, Reading, Assembly, Surprise, Friday treat and Nurture group. If you would like to add any other activities to this, please email us at [email protected] and we will do it straight away.

Early Years Enhanced Planning Brainstorm for St David’s Day

  This is a planning brainstorm to use as a starting point for provocation ideas to enable the environment. The planning seeks to spark children’s interests and excitement. Each document has a section on to add children’s interests and notes on previous observation’s based on development matters. The interest for this enhanced planning is for St David’s Day. This enabling environments spider planner shows independent challenges and ideas to enhance and set up provocations in continuous provision. You can use these as ideas to plan further with children by just writing over the top and putting on display.