Celebrations & Festivals | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

Here you will find teaching resources relating to various religious and secular celebrations and festivals. We would like to make this section as diverse and multicultural as possible so if you cannot find what you are after please get in touch and we will try and help you out.

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Christmas

A collection of Christmas resources. Features various poster designs including editable posters to advertise Christmas parties, carol services, Nativity plays etc

Diwali

A collection of early years/KS1 Diwali / Deepavali (The Festival of Light) themed resources,

Hanukkah

A set of early years/KS1 teaching resources relating to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which is celebrated between 27th November and 5th December this year.

Eid

A collection of early years/KS1 teaching resources relating to the Islamic festival of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr.

Valentine’s Day

A collection of early years/KS1 valentine’s day themed teaching resources.

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday / pancake day resources, including an illustrated pancake recipe card.

Chinese New Year

A collection of Chinese New Year resources. Features posters, picture cards, Chinese red envelop template and a number track.

St.David’s Day

A collection of Welsh themed resources, perfect for celebrating St. David’s day on 1st March in your KS1 classroom or early years setting.

Easter

A collection of Easter themed teaching resources ideal to use in your school, Church or early years setting when discussing the Easter story, including a variety of posters and Easter themed images.

St. Patrick’s Day

A collection of Irish themed resources, perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s day in your KS1 classroom or early years setting.

Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur

Teaching resources celebrating the Jewish New year including the festivals of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

St George’s Day

A collection of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) St.George's Day resources, ideally for celebrating the festival on 23rd April.

Diamond Jubilee

A collection of early years/KS1 resources celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, also suitable for the Queen's birthday on 21st April.

Olympics

Olympic themed resources, including a set of flash cards and a large London 2012 display poster.

American Independence Day

A set of early years/KS1 American Independence Day themed teaching resources, ideally for celebrating with on 4th July.

Halloween

A collection of early years/KS1 Halloween themed resources and posters, ideally for creating a spooky atmosphere in your classroom or early years setting.

Fireworks / Bonfire Night Resources

A collection of early years/KS1 resources applicable to various celebrations involving fireworks!

Remembrance Day

A set of posters which can be used in schools and early years settings on Remembrance Day on 11th November.

St. Andrew’s Day

A collection of early years/KS1 Scottish themed resources, ideal for celebrating St. Andrew’s day on 30th November.

Book Week

A collection of posters and notepaper ideal to use in your classroom or early years setting during Book Week, which is from 7th - 13th October.

Australia Day

In this section we have a variety of early years/KS1 resources relating to Australia Day, which is celebrated on 26th January and commemorates the day that the first British ship arrived on the continent and claimed sovereignty.

Mothers Day

A collection of Mother’s Day / Mothering Sunday themed printable resources.

Holi

A collection of teaching resources relating to the Hindu festival of Holi.


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