Find out a few interesting facts about Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. You can also scroll down to explore our collection of Jersey flag printables for kids.
Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey
- Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, off the coast of Normany. Like Guernsey, it is a British Crown dependancy, and Britain is responsible for its defence.
- Jersey has a long and interesting history. Evidence of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age activity has been found in many locations, and Roman remains have also been discovered.
- The Vikings invaded in the 9th century, and Jersey became part of the Duchy of Normany thereafter. When William the Conqueror conquered England in 1066, Jersey was still in Norman hands and therefore came under the English crown. The island has been self-governing since 1204.
- Jersey was occupied during World War II by Nazi Germany.
- Jersey has a moderate climate and wonderful beaches, and is therefore a popular tourist location.
About the Jersey Flag
The Jersey flag has a red saltire (diagonal cross) on a white field. Above the saltire there is a shield adorned by the three leopards of Normandy, and a yellow Plantagenet crown.
Our Jersey Resources
Print out some bookmarks for the kids, with the Jersey flag in pride of place! We have two colour and two black and white versions to choose from.
Enjoy colouring in this Jersey Flag printable - the three leopards might be the trickiest part to colour in!
Print out this jigsaw of the Jersey flag, then cut out using our jigsaw cutting guides. It's a great way to learn the flag and can be stored simply in a ziploc bag or envelope.