Early Learning Resources Celebrations & Festivals, EYFS multicultural teaching resources

Celebrations & Festivals

Here you will find teaching resources relating to various religious and secular celebrations and festivals. It is not an exhaustive list of celebrations and festivals and there are gaps which we will be looking to fill over time. 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.

High Quality, Low Cost. Mud Kitchens

Visit The Early Learning Shop
Christmas banner thumb


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

Diwali teaching resources


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

Hanukkah teaching resources


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 poster2thumb

Eid Teaching Resources

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

Valentines dayr a4thumb

Valentine’s Day

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

Pancake recipe thumb

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

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

Chinese new year teaching resources

Chinese New Year

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

St Daves day thumb

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.

A4EasterPoster thumb


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 Patricks Day thumb

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 thumb

Rosh Hashana / Yom Kippur

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

St Georges Day thumb1

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 thumb

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 banner thumb


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.

Fireworksr thumb

Fireworks / Bonfire Night Resources

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

Exhortation thumb

Remembrance Day & VE Day

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

St Andrews Day

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 banner thumb

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 Display Banner11

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 topic cards

Mothers Day (UK)

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



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

Road safety 15cm cards

Road Safety Week

A collection of resources designed to help build awareness of road safety best practice.

Sport Relief 2016

Sport Relief

A collection of Sport Relief themed early years teaching resources and activity plans.

Red Nose Day nursery learning resources2

Red Nose Day

A collection of Comic Relief / Red Nose Day learning resources and fundraising activities for teachers in nursery and primary schools.


Love our free resources?

You can access thousands more as an ELHQ Premium member,
including all the new weekly updates.
Membership costs just £18 per year.

Featured Articles
Mo, Bristol
I really enjoy putting together eye-catching displays in my classroom and ELHQ always has lots of colourful and engaging material to choose from.
Jackie, Sunderland
As an NQT this site has been a lifesaver. The resources have saved me loads of time and the forest school activities have been particularly useful. Thanks!
Marianne, Hackney
I am new to EYFS and all the planning documents on this site have been really helpful, especially all the templates.
Karen, Edinburgh
All of the story resources have been put to good use in our library corner, especially during World Book Day. Keep up the good work!
Michael, South Wales
The bright colours and clear images are brilliant for my SEN pupils. For a lot of the children routines are really important, so the visual timetable in particular has been a big hit.