Happy St David's Day. If you are stuck inside because of the snow, here is a great kids colour and collage download activity for you to do.
Take a look at some fun facts that you may not know about St Davids Day:
Who was St David?
St David was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. He spread the word of Christianity across Wales. His names in Welsh is Dewi Sant.
Why is the leek the national emblem of Wales?
There are many explanations of how the leek came to be adopted as the national emblem of Wales. One is that St David advised the Welsh, on the eve of battle with the Saxons, to wear leeks in their caps to distinguish friend from the enemy.
What was St David most famous for?
The most famous story about Saint David tells how he was preaching to a huge crowd and the ground is said to have risen up so that he was standing on a hill and everyone had a better chance of hearing him.
Why is the daffodil so popular on St David's Day?
The daffodil is a generic Welsh symbol which is in season during March. The Welsh wear this symbol on their lapel.
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Here are some Early Years Foundation Stage linked additional activities you might find helpful. These activities also support home learning.
Creative play and exploration through arts and crafts can support your child’s individual development. The activities below follow the early year's guidelines with the focus to develop the following skills:
Working together; communication skills; literacy, language and mathematical skills; technology; creativity and personal and social development.
We hope you and your child find them helpful.
Communication and Language Development
Vocabulary to encourage – growing, petals, yellow, green, trumpets, spring, stalk, warm.
Talk about Spring, the days are getting longer and the dark nights a little shorter.
Ad the grass begins to grow (although not if it's snowing!), you will soon see lots of daisies - learn to make a daisy chain.
Learn how to plant flowers.
Personal, social and emotional development
Discuss why do people like receiving flowers?
Talk about how to looking after plants.
Focus on the letter 'd'. Find and make a collection of things that begin with the letter 'd'.
Draw a daffodil bulb and through a series of pictures show the process of its growth into a daffodil.
Mathematics and Science
Look at a Hyacinth bulb and get a special glass container that allows you to see the growth of its roots.
Using the daffodil activity sheet, colour and cut out a lot of Daffodils. Put in groups of threes and fours.
Understanding the world
Find examples of different types and sizes of daffodils. Identify different types of Spring flowers.
Talk about the different seasons in the year.
Expressive arts and design
Using the daffodils that you made for the Mathematics and Science, can you stand them up in a pot?
We would love to hear about any activities you have been involved in for St David's Day or linked to the daffodil. Upload your image and comment to on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook or Twitter with #inspireimaginations.
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Your Creation Station Crew :)