St. George’s Day, celebrated on April 23rd, is the feast day of St. George, the patron saint of England.
It’s a great opportunity to introduce early years children to English culture and history.
Here are some ideas to help you celebrate St. George’s Day with young children in a fun and engaging way:
Storytelling: Share the legend of St. George and the Dragon with the children. Use a simplified version of the story with colorful illustrations, puppets, or props to make it more engaging for young listeners.
Arts and Crafts: Organize craft activities inspired by St. George’s Day. Children can create their own flags, shields, or dragons using paper, cardboard, and art supplies. They can also make red and white collages or paint pictures of St. George and the Dragon.
Dress-up and Role Play: Encourage the children to dress up as knights, princesses, or dragons, and engage in imaginative play. You can provide simple costumes, props, or create a themed play area for them to explore.
Music and Movement: Teach the children traditional English songs or nursery rhymes related to St. George’s Day. Incorporate movement and dance activities to help them learn the songs and develop their gross motor skills.