Scotland has changed a lot since the time of Saint Andrew. Can the children write a letter to Saint Andrew telling him all about modern Scotland? What do they think would make him proud about the country?
St Andrew's Day Worksheets
Bring St Andrew's Day into the classroom (or home) with this small but growing collection of fun worksheets and story paper for the kids.
Instantly recognisable as a symbol of Scotland, the bagpiper makes a grand illustration for this Scottish-themed story paper to use in your writing projects at school or at home. Choose the version you prefer by clicking on the links below.
This is quite a tricky exercise - to break down how the "real" tartan design is made up, then translate it into your own version in the square on the right. We have three of these worksheets to challenge the kids.
Can the kids work out how this real tartan design is created, weaving the warp and weft threads together? Having worked it out, copy it across into the square on the right.
Try breaking down the tartan design in the small square into blocks of warp and weft colours to understand how the tartan is created, before re-creating it in the larger square. This is a challenging tartan worksheet!
Tartan designs can be simple or complex, but they are all based on blocks of colour in the warp and weft threads crossing over at right angles to form different hues where they meet. Use this worksheet to create your own tartan design.
This "design a tartan" worksheet is based on a traditional tartan design - and it isn't an easy one! Use the smaller square to work out your own mixture of colours and try it out, the move over to the bigger square for your final version.
Children can show what they know about Saint Andrew by writing a poem on our Saint Andrew acrostic poem printable.
How much have the kids learned about Saint Andrew? Test their comprehension skills by asking them to fill in the missing words from the word bank.
Colour in Saint Andrew and then trace over the letters underneath – first with a finger, and then with a pencil. For repeat use, laminate the worksheet and use a dry wipe pen.
This interview worksheet helps the children practise writing open questions and asks them to imagine they are a talk show host interviewing Saint Andrew.
Use this Saint Andrew Newspaper Writing Prompt to write about his story as if you are a newspaper reporter - you might need to do a little research first...
Here's a useful word tracing worksheet for St Andrew's Day, featuring a picture of Saint Andrew himself to colour in...
We've got four variations of this printable acrostic poem sheet with Scottish flag illustration. Time for some patriotic poetry!
Kids can use this printable story paper featuring a picture of two children in traditional Scottish clothing for descriptive writing, or for making up a Scottish story!
Learn about St Andrew's Day by reading the text on this St Andrew's Day cloze worksheet and filling in the missing words from the word bank.
This St Andrew's Day story paper has plenty of room for the kids to write down what they've found about Scotland's patron saint, St Andrew, or they could write a report about what they did on St Andrew's Day?
This lovely story paper featuring a colour pop design on a Scottish flag is bound to inspire the kids to get writing on St Andrew's Day! We have two versions to choose from to suit different ages and abilities - lined and with handwriting lines.
The kids can write a story set on St Andrew's day or maybe write what they know about Scotland's patron saint on this lovely story paper. There's a lovely colour pop picture to colour in too once they've finished.
Here's a set of useful vocabulary cards for St Andrew's Day. We've included 9 words and phrases and left one blank for you to add your own.
Use our printable to inspire some really creative acrostic poetry - on the thistle, emblem of Scotland.
Children can trace over the word, first with their finger and then with a pencil. And there's a pretty picture of a thistle to colour, too.
Children can practise their handwriting by tracing over the word "thistle" a number of times, then having a go at writing it themselves.
Here we have two versions of our story paper - one lined, one with handwriting lines for younger children - complete with a picture of a thistle to colour in. Perhaps children could write their own version of how the thistle came to be the emblem of Scotland?