This complete the picture puzzle of a raven has a lot of detail, making it a great challenge for older kids. Can they use their concentration and copying skills to fill in the missing parts of the top picture?
Learn a little about ravens and enjoy our collection of printable activities - and a lovely felt raven craft - with the kids!
Ravens are the biggest member of the crow family, and they are known to be very intelligent birds. These clever birds also feature in many myths and legends, and perhaps the most famous legend surrounds the ravens living at the Tower of London. It is said that "If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall...".
Fun Fact: Ravens are the acrobats of the bird world, and have even been spotted flying upside down!
Our Raven Activities
There is a story that if the ravens leave the Tower of London, the kingdom will fall. Why not make your own from felt to be sure that England is safe!
Ravens often feature in myths. It is said if the ravens leave the Tower of London the Kingdom of England will fall. This learn to draw a raven tutorial will ensure that you can always have your own raven as long as you have pencil and paper.
Acrostic poems work by starting each line with the letter from a word. Can the children write a poem about ravens with lines beginning with the letters 'RAVEN'? We have four variations to choose from.
Here's a fun way to teach your children their letters! Trace the word "raven" with a finger first, then a pen, starting at the dots and following the arrows.
Ravens are thought to be very intelligent birds - can the kids use their own brain power and concentration skills to copy the picture from one grid to another? Careful counting and copying square by square can make this task easier...
There is plenty of handwriting practice in this fun "raven" handwriting worksheet. By the time the kids reach the last line, they should have much more confidence.
Ravens are famous for living in the grounds of the Tower of London, and legend says that the Tower will fall if the resident ravens ever leave! Here's a poster of a raven to print out and put on a wall, so there'll always be a raven resident in your classroom!
This lovely poster in black and white shows a raven on cobble stones - just like at the Tower of London.
Ravens are often used in myths and stories. Can the kids write their own interesting tale inspired by our raven story paper? We have lined and handwriting lined versions to choose from.
As children get ready to start writing our raven tracing page will help them master pencil control skills.
Children can practise their pencil control by tracing over the letters and then colouring in the raven on this raven word tracing worksheet.
Children will need to find out a few simple facts about ravens to fill in this fun worksheet, available in either colour or black and white.