One of the biggest events of the 1950's was the coronation of Elizabeth II, when those people lucky enough to have a television invited friends, family and neighbours around to watch.
Queen Elizabeth II
God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!
Elizabeth Mary Alexandra, born in 1926, became Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, and is adored all around the world.
Elizabeth became "heir presumptive" at age 10 in 1936 when her uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated and her father became George VI. In 1947 she married Prince Philip and they have four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and eight grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry.
We have all sorts of printables for Queen Elizabeth that the kids can enjoy - including colouring pages, posters, notebooking pages and mini booklets, a fun fact-finding worksheet, a tutorial teaching children how to draw their own portrait of the Queen - and even some fun printables of her favourite dog, the corgi!
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In 2012 we celebrated HM Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years on the throne. In September 2015 we celebrated again when Queen Elizabeth became the country's Longest Reigning Monarch. And now we are celebrating another great royal occasion...
The Queen's 90th Birthday
With all sorts of special events planned around the country and an exciting birthday party event held at Royal Windsor (rumoured to involve 900 horses!) we know that many of you in the UK and Commonwelath will be looking for ways to mark this big birthday. We've put together a collection of special new activities here:
The Queen's 90th Birthday All NEW!
Tourists from all over the world queue at the railings for a look at Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official London residence. Here's a simple Buckinghamam Palace colouring page for you to print and colour.
Here's a poster of Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II, for you to print and display.
We've designed this colouring page of a royal carriage for younger children. Who will ride in it? A princess? Queen Elizabeth, for her 90th birthday celebrations?
A must-see event on any tour of London, kids can enjoy the Changing of the Guards with this colouring page even if they can't visit! See A. A. Milne's beloved poem below.
Colour in a corgi! We thought it would be fun to offer a corgi colouring page as we all know that the Queen loves them and they can be used for any royal theme, the Queen's birthday, or just when you are looking for a colouring page of a dog for younger children.
There's a very well-known royal lady who loves corgis and has a bunch of them at all times! I think you might enjoy our corgi activities - including this fun tracing page for little ones - for a royal theme, the Queen's birthday, or just because corgis are lovely dogs.
This colouring page tries to capture the excitement of June 1953 and Queen Elizabeth's coronation. Make sure to colour the Queen's coach in gold!
We've based this royal crown colouring page on the Imperial State Crown, worn by Queen Elizabeth on special royal occasions.
Here's a colouring page of a royal crown for younger children. We've kept the details simple so it would also work well as the base for a collage, perhaps?
We have two versions of our Queen Elizabeth II notebooking page, one with a box for your child's own illustration or in which to stick a photo or other bits and pieces, and one lined throughout, more suitable for older children.
Here's a fun printable activity for a royal theme - or for children who love dogs! Learn to draw a corgi by following the steps in this tutorial, then colour it in using our guidelines.
People come from all over the world to watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! Now children can learn to draw their own Guard with our fun printable tutorial with step by step follow along instructions.
Have fun learning how to draw the Queen's home in London, Buckingham Palace, with our fun step by step tutorial for kids. Just print out and follow along.
Make yourself this postcard which shows the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace in London. Make sure you colour the soldier's uniforms red, and their furry busby hats in black!
We have 4 acrostic poem printable pages with "Queen" as the theme, illustrated with a lovely image of the Queen herself, perfect for the official birthdays or other royal occasions.
Print and fold our little booklet for Queen Elizabeth II, and fill it with facts, stories, drawings or thoughts. Once you've learned to fold our origami booklets you will find it is hard to stop, and we know many children who have built up quite a library!
Each member of the Royal Family has a cypher, rather like a monogram, using initials and often a crown. Here is the royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II for the children to colour in.
Our second worksheet for the Queen, this one is aimed at slightly older children. The photo is one of the Palace's official Diamond Jubilee photos and it is quite special. Challenge the kids to fill out all the blanks and come up with some interesting facts about Her Majesty.
Here's a fun mask of Her Majesty the Queen, ready to print and cut out for some royal role play with the kids. It might also be fun to make a life-size display of the queen, cutting out and decorating a dress for the Queen to wear.
What would you talk about if you met the Queen? Can you find out an interest fact about her? These are just some of the questions on this fun printable worksheet about the Queen.
Early learners can use this worksheet for repeated finger tracing, to get used to the letter formations, with the help of our arrows. You could also laminate the worksheet and use it with a dry-wipe pen in the classroom. Perfect for royal occasions and the Queen's birthday!
Here's a fun handwriting worksheet for little ones, perfect for royal occasions, the Queen's Birthday, or just for fun anytime. Each line gives a little less help than the last.
Kids can make a special gold frame for a drawing of the Queen, complete with crown on the top of the frame. Very royal!
Especially for the Queen's birthday, this boggler puzzle contains at least one hidden word which will gain your child some extra points!
Many a child - and tourist - have tried to distract the Queen's Guard while on duty, and failed. And many have been amazed and impressed at their discipline and dedication. Here's a lovely colouring page of a proud Queen's Guard standing at attention for the kids to colour in.
This fun printable shows the main members of the Royal Family. We have updated it to include Meghan and Prince Louis.
Here's a fun way for the kids to learn how the Royal Family fit together! On the first page we provide cartoon images for the kids to cut out and stick into the correct places in the blank grid on the second page.
The Royal regalia, or crown jewels, are worn by the sovereign for the first time during the coronation ceremony, and thereafter at state occasions. Our colouring page shows not only one of the crowns, but an orb and sceptre.
Imagine a long rod of gold, encrusted with precious jewels and topped by a diamond cut from the largest diamond ever disocvered. That's the Sovereign's Sceptre, originally made for King Charles II's coronation, and handed to new monarchs on their coronations ever since.
Here's a simplified illustration of the Sovereign's Sceptre, part of the Crown Jewels and presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on her coronation. It makes a perfect colouring page for younger children. We have a version for older kids here.
Immortalised by A. A Milne in his lovely poem, and one of the most popular tourist sites in London, the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace draws crowds every morning. Use this story paper to make up a story, record a real visit, or write about what you see in the picture.
Cut out the Queen's crown, her sceptre, a very royal throne and an immaculate Queen's Guard on parade - perfect for your royal topic or perhaps the Queen's birthday celebrations.
Every king or queen needs a grand throne for royal occasions. Here's a lovely detailed colouring page of a very grand throne indeed for the kids to colour in. We have a simpler version for younger children here.
If I was a queen, this is exactly the sort of throne I would like to sit on - grand and imposing, but still very comfortable! What colour will it be? We have a more detailed throne colouring page for older kids here.
Here's a colouring page of Windsor Castle to print. The Queen's favourite royal weekend residence, Windsor Castle is also the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world! Originally built in the 11th Century it has been used as a royal palace since the reign of Henry I.