ST. GEORGE'S DAY - CELEBRATE THE PATRON SAINT OF ENGLAND!
This entry was posted on April 23, 2019.
Happy St George's day 2019 !
In this post we are going to look at facts about St George and other English national symbols followed by other national symbols from Britain. Scroll down for templates and ideas for some fantastic St George's day makes & creations!
St. George's Day Fact File
- St. Georges Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April every year.
- St. George replaced St Edmund the Martyr as England's patron Saint in the 14th century.
- The legend of St. George is a Knight who killed a dragon and saved a princess!
- The real St. George was a Roman soldier who protested against Christian persecution.
- St. George is also the patron Saint of the Scouting Movement.
- The 23rd of April is thought to be the anniversary of St George's death
- This is also the anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and his birth!
- The George Cross medal is derived from the St. George’s coat of arms and is awarded for bravery.
English National Symbols
- The three national symbols of England are the St. George's cross (usually seen as a flag), the red rose and the Three Lions crest (usually seen as a badge).
- The red rose is the national flower of England and has been adopted as England's emblem since the time of the Wars of the Roses.
- The lions crest It traditionally symbolises courage,nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness and valour.
You can find other symbols of England here
Other National Celebration Days
St Patrick's day - One of the Patron Saints of Ireland
Let's Get St George's Day Crafting!
Choose from one of these crafty activities or try them all!
Design your very own Coat of Arms
Decorate a flag using the St George's Cross template
Make a Tissue Paper Rose
Create a puppet Paper Lion
1. Design your very own Coat of Arms
2. Decorate a flag using the St George's Cross template
The large red Cross on a white background is the basis of the St. Georges Flag.
Decorate a flag (find a FREE St. Georges Cross template), then work together to find a way to display them in rows. Whilst decorating the flags discuss the shapes that make up the pattern and other shapes flags can be.
You can decorate the flag using paint, pens etc or add creativity and use scrunched up red tissue paper, red glitter or collage pieces.
3. Make a Tissue Paper Rose
Paint your wooden stick green, and allow it to dry.
Cut tissue paper into rectangles roughly 11cm x 4cm.
Wind the tissue paper strips around the stick and pinch into place secure with glue or tape
When you reach the end of the strip, add the second strip by pinching it in place and continuing to wind.
When you reach the end of the second strip of tissue paper, pinch it all tight at the base of the rose, and secure the tissue paper to the chopstick stem with clear tape.
Use a little glue to secure the loose end of the tissue paper if need be.
4. Create a puppet Paper Lion
Use strips of yellow paper or thin card to make paper loops, stick the loops down to the back of a cut out yellow circle (the lions face) and eyes use a straw or wooden sticks and attach the lions mane to the stick or straw with tape. View a video here: https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/paper-lion-craft/
All the items you will need for the makes!