St George's Day teaching activities
St George’s Day (23 April) is an opportunity to celebrate English heritage and patriotism. Pique your pupils’ interest, explore the life and legend of England’s patron saint and discuss why the English flag has a red cross with these hand-picked free resources and lesson plans.
- Mazes, masks and flags to keep the classroom celebrations creative.
- Stuck for ideas? This resource contains 21 quick, creative activities on a St George’s Day theme.
- Separate St George fact from fiction and consider what being ‘English’ might mean.
- The legend told through picture and song, time to get pupils singing along.
- Get colouring and crafting with this bundle of St George’s themed art activities.
- A fun, flash game – can pupils slay the dragon without getting burnt?
- Get pupils designing their own St George’s story scene by scene with this wonderful writing frame.
- The National Portrait Gallery suggests creative curriculum ideas.
- Pupils will comprehend the St George’s legend with this basic story and cloze sheet.
- Look at the story of St. George and investigate how it inspired legends throughout history.
- Themed writing paper and an animated retelling of the story of St George.
- A thought-provoking TrueTube assembly linking legends of the past to today’s society.
- Clear and concise coverage of the story of the saint.
- Teach genetics and genetic crosses in a fun way with this dragon-themed activity.
- French vocabulary activity on the legend of St George.
- A series of activities and group tasks exploring what a saint is.
- What is meant by a ‘saint’ and how they are relevant to modern society?
- Activities to get pupils thinking about flags, such as the St George’s cross, and their meanings and origins.
- Focusing on Spain, this PowerPoint looks at how St George is celebrated around the world.