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.

Primary resources

Creative quest

  • Mazes, masks and flags to keep the classroom celebrations creative.

St George’s inspiration

  • Stuck for ideas? This resource contains 21 quick, creative activities on a St George’s Day theme.

To be English

  • Separate St George fact from fiction and consider what being ‘English’ might mean.

St George’s song

  • The legend told through picture and song, time to get pupils singing along.

St George’s creative compendium

  • Get colouring and crafting with this bundle of St George’s themed art activities.

Dragon Slayer

  • A fun, flash game – can pupils slay the dragon without getting burnt?

DIY St George’s book

  • Get pupils designing their own St George’s story scene by scene with this wonderful writing frame.

Uccello’s St George

  • The National Portrait Gallery suggests creative curriculum ideas.

Closing the myth

  • Pupils will comprehend the St George’s legend with this basic story and cloze sheet.

Story of St George

  • Look at the story of St. George and investigate how it inspired legends throughout history.

All about St George

  • Themed writing paper and an animated retelling of the story of St George.

Secondary resources

Assembly for St George

  • A thought-provoking TrueTube assembly linking legends of the past to today’s society.

History of a saint

  • Clear and concise coverage of the story of the saint.

Dragon genetics

  • Teach genetics and genetic crosses in a fun way with this dragon-themed activity.

La légende de Saint Georges

  • French vocabulary activity on the legend of St George.

What is a saint?

  • A series of activities and group tasks exploring what a saint is.

Modern day saints

  • What is meant by a ‘saint’ and how they are relevant to modern society?

Flags – activities

  • Activities to get pupils thinking about flags, such as the St George’s cross, and their meanings and origins.

Who was Saint George?

  • Focusing on Spain, this PowerPoint looks at how St George is celebrated around the world.