Poinsettias

Native to Central America, especially an area of southern Mexico known as 'Taxco del Alarcon' poinsettia plants flower during the winter bringing a welcome flash of colour.

The ancient Aztecs called them 'cuetlaxochitl' and had many uses for them including using the flowers to make a purple dye for clothes and treating fevers with the milky white sap.

The poinsettia was named after called Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first Ambassador from the USA to Mexico in 1825, who first introduced the flowers into the USA.

The botanical name of poinsettia is 'Euphorbia pulcherrima' (it means, 'the most beautiful Euphorbia').

A Mexican legend tells of a young peasant girl placing a bunch of weeds onto the alter as a gift for Jesus at Christmas time, only for the weeds to burst into bright red flowers. This has led to the flowers being known as 'Flores de Noche Buena' (Flowers of the Holy Night).

Christmas Scrapbook Paper - Poinsettias

Christmas Scrapbook Paper - Poinsettias

This Christmas scrapbook paper features a pretty and festive poinsettia design with traditional Christmas colours. You will need the password ActivityVillage.co.uk for this pdf.

Learn to Draw Poinsettia

Learn to Draw a Poinsettia

Our step by step guide to learn to draw a poinsettia will soon have the kids drawing their own picture of this magnificent plant.

Poinsettia Acrostic Poem Printable

Poinsettia Acrostic Poem Printable

Our poinsettia acrostic poem printable is going to challenge older children! Can they write a poem describing this beautiful plant using lines starting with the letters in 'poinsettia'? We have a choice of ruled and blank, two with a lovely image and two to decorate themselves.

Poinsettia Cloze

Poinsettia Cloze

Learn about poinsettias by reading the text on this cloze worksheet and filling in the missing words from the word bank. Perfect if you're learning about different plants and flowers, or as a Christmas activity!

Poinsettia Colouring Card

Poinsettia Colouring Card

This beautiful colouring card features the stunning poinsettia plant, and it's perfect for creating a Christmas card with a personalised touch!

Poinsettia Colouring Page 1

Poinsettia Colouring Page 1

Many poinsettias come in the red variety, but they are also found in pink, burgundy and white. Which colours will you choose for this lovely colouring page?

Poinsettia Finger Tracing

Poinsettia Finger Tracing

Finger tracing is a great way for children to get the feel of letter shapes as they begin to start writing. After tracing the letters with a finger on our poinsettia finger tracing worksheet they could try using a pencil and staying between the lines.

Poinsettia Grid Copy

Poinsettia Grid Copy

Our grid copy pages ask the kids to copy a picture from one grid to the next, using the boxes to help. Here's a pretty poinsettia grid copy - it's quite tricky, so great for practising concentration. 

Poinsettia Handwriting Worksheet

Poinsettia Handwriting Worksheet

There is plenty of handwriting practice in this fun "poinsettia" handwriting worksheet. By the time the kids reach the last line, they should have much more confidence.

Poinsettia Lacing Card

Poinsettia Lacing Card

Print this poinsettia lacing card for some lacing or sewing fun with the little ones. Punch holes around the edges and then use a shoelace or wool to thread through. You might want to laminate it for durability too. 

Poinsettia Picture

Poinsettia Picture

Children can make this stunning poinsettia picture to display using some clever folding and cutting techniques...

Poinsettia Poster

Poinsettia Poster

The poinsettia is a red and green plant from Central America, now used in Christmas floral displays all over the world. The shape of the plant is sometimes likened to the star of Bethlehem which led the wise men to Jesus.

Poinsettia Poster 2

Poinsettia Poster 2

Did you know that the colourful flowers on a poinsettia are actually a type of leaf? You can see their bright red colour on this printable poster, perfect for Christmas displays or a flower topic.

Poinsettia Story Paper

Poinsettia Story Paper

Use this pretty poinsettia story paper for creative writing, thank you letters or for nature study work. Choose from two versions below: lined or with handwriting lines.

Poinsettia Story Paper 2

Poinsettia Story Paper 2

This poinsettia story paper has a beautifully detailed illustration for you to colour in. Perfect for a personalised thank you letter or botanical studies!

Poinsettia Word Tracing

Poinsettia Word Tracing

Poinsettia is quite a tricky word to learn, so help the kids practise with this lovely word tracing worksheet. 

Poinsettia Writing Page

Poinsettia Writing Page

This pretty poinsettia writing page is perfect for writing a thank you letter for Christmas presents! Choose from colour or black and white versions below.

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