Swans

Swans are beautiful creatures - and interesting, too. Learn a little about them and enjoy our printable activities with the kids.

Swans at Activity Village

Swans are a large water bird, from the same family of birds as ducks and geese. They are often associated with beauty and grace, although they also have quite a temper, particularly if someone is threatening their nest!
They are one of the largest flying birds, and their wingspan can be almost 3 meters.

Baby swans are called cygnets, and don't look like their parents at all! They have short necks and dull grey feathers, and inspired Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale "The Ugly Duckling", where an ugly cygnet grows into a beautiful, graceful swan.

Fun Fact: Most swans are white, but in Australia there is a type of black swan with a red beak.

Our Swan Activities

Cygnet Poster

Cygnet Poster

In the children's story, the other ducks think the baby swan is an ugly duckling, but our lovely cygnet poster shows just how beautiful cygnets really are! 

Learn to Draw a Swan

Learn to Draw a Swan

Here's a fun step by step printable tutorial for kids teaching them how to draw a beautiful swan.

Swan Acrostic Poem Printable

Swan Acrostic Poem Printable

Use our swan acrostic poem printables to encourage the children to write their own poem! We have four versions to choose from.

Swan Finger Tracing

Swan Finger Tracing

Learn how to form the letters of the word swan by finger tracing, or laminate and use a dry wipe pen. 

Swan Handwriting Worksheet

Swan Handwriting Worksheet

Swans find a mate for life, and there is a pair of swans featured on this handwriting worksheet. Children can trace the word in a variety of ways and then try writing it themselves on the bottom line.

Swan Poster

Swan Poster

Here's a poster of a very graceful swan swimming on a lake - lovely for a bird project or display.

Swan Word Tracing

Swan Word Tracing

Trace the letters of the word "swan" on this lovely word tracing worksheet aimed at younger children...

Swan Worksheet

Swan Worksheet

Our swan fact-finding worksheet might be useful before a trip to a bird sanctuary or lake - can the children find out all the facts about these beautiful birds?

Swan Writing Page

Swan Writing Page

Use our swan writing page to record a trip to a lake or river to feed the swans, or maybe to research and write some facts about these fascinating birds. 

Swans Scene Card

Swans Scene Card

Swans are a beautiful and majestic bird, and this pretty card features a whole family of them! Print out (for best results use the borderless settings on your printer), fold then give to someone special...

Swans Scene Colouring Card

Swans Scene Colouring Card

This beautiful colouring card features a scene with a lovely family of swans - the babies are very cute indeed! We think anyone would be delighted to receive it!

Swans Scene Colouring Page

Swans Scene Colouring Page

Here's a colouring page featuring a lovely family of swans with their two cute cygnets. Perfect for bird or wildlife topic work, or just for fun!

Swans Scene Poster

Swans Scene Poster

This lovely poster featuring a happy family of swans will brighten up any bird or farmyard themed display. 

Swans Scene Story Paper

Swans Scene Story Paper

Did you know a baby swan is called a cygnet? There are two cute cygnets in this family of swans featured on our lovely story paper - perfect for inspiring the kids to write facts, stories or poems...

A gorgeous cygnet or ugly duckling!
A gorgeous cygnet or ugly duckling!

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