The Queen's Birthday

Longest Reigning Monarch - Queen Elizabeth II

Did you know that the Queen has two birthdays - her actual birthday and an official one, on which the country celebrates? It's a great excuse for a celebration and to recognise the achievements of this country's longest serving and well-loved monarch.

We've pulled in every resource that we think might help you celebrate the Queen's life - the Royal palaces, Westminster Abbey (where she was crowned), the Queen's Guard, the National Anthem, and of course her favourite pets! But don't stop there. Scroll down further and we've linked in many other activities from Activity Village that you can use and enjoy.

Balmoral Castle Poster

Balmoral Castle Poster

This famous castle is a favourite holiday place for members of the royal family. Do you know any other Scottish landmarks?

Birthday Candles Colouring Page

Birthday Candles Colouring Page 2

Colour in five different birthday candles with this fun colouring page. We've made the outlines easy to cut out if you want to cut and paste them elsewhere.

Birthday Candles Large Colouring 1

Birthday Candles Large Colouring 1

We've made these fun birthday candles large and easy to slice up so that you can give them out to different children to colour in ... a fun way to celebrate a birthday or liven up a display! This is page 1 of 2 pages.

Buckingham Palace Colouring Page

Buckingham Palace Colouring Page

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. 

Buckingham Palace Poster

Buckingham Palace Poster

Here's a poster of Buckingham Palace the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II for you to print and display.

Buckingham Palace Writing Page

Buckingham Palace Writing Page

Queen Victoria was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as an official residence.  What other facts can your children find out and record on our Buckingham Palace writing page?

Carriage Colouring Page 2

Carriage Colouring Page 2

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?

Changing Guard At Buckingham Palace Colouring Page

Changing Guard Colouring Page

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.

Corgi Colouring Page

Corgi Colouring Page

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.

Corgi Poster

Corgi Poster

Just a fun poster of a corgi - perfect for a royal theme, or for kids who like corgis!

Corgi Tracing Page

Corgi Tracing Page

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.

Coronation Colouring Page

Coronation Colouring Page

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!

Crown Colouring Page 1

Crown Colouring Page 1

We've based this royal crown colouring page on the Imperial State Crown, worn by Queen Elizabeth on special royal occasions.

Crown Colouring Page 2

Crown Colouring Page 2

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?

Elizabeth II Notebooking Page

Elizabeth II Notebooking Page

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.

Horse Parade Pencil Control

Horse Parade Pencil Control

Practise pencil control by following the horses on parade! Start with a straight line and then get increasingly more wiggly...

Learn to Draw a Corgi

Learn to Draw a Corgi

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.

Learn to Draw a Guard

Learn to Draw a Guard

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.

Learn to Draw Buckingham Palace

Learn to Draw Buckingham Palace

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.

Learn to Draw Westminster Abbey

Learn to Draw Westminster Abbey

Children can learn how to draw Westminster Abbey, famous London landmark and of course now recognised worldwide as the venue of Prince William's marriage to Kate in 2011. Just follow the simple step by step instructions in the printable below.

London Changing Guard Postcard

London - Changing Guard Postcard

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!

On Parade Pencil Control

On Parade Pencil Control

The Queen's Guard and Beefeaters are on parade! Print out this fun page and work on those pencil skills.

Patriotic Scrapbook Paper 1

Patriotic Scrapbook Paper 1

This lovely scrapbook paper is useful for patriotic displays, London topics, anything to do with the UK or the royal family - or for little boys who like London buses and Guards and flags!

Queen Acrostic Printables

Queen Acrostic Printables

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.

Queen and Corgi Maze

Queen and Corgi Maze

Can you help the Queen find her way to her favourite corgi, for this fun Hunt the Corgi maze?

Elizabeth II Booklet

Queen Elizabeth II Booklet

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!

Queen Elizabeth II Royal Cypher Colouring Page

Queen Elizabeth II Royal Cypher Colouring Page

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.

Elizabeth II Worksheet 2

Queen Elizabeth II Worksheet 2

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.

Queen Elizabeth Mask

Queen Elizabeth Mask

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.  

Queen Elizabeth Worksheet

Queen Elizabeth Worksheet

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.

Queen Finger Tracing

Queen Finger Tracing

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!

Queen Handwriting Worksheet

Queen Handwriting Worksheet

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.

Queen Portrait

Queen Portrait

Kids can make a special gold frame for a drawing of the Queen, complete with crown on the top of the frame. Very royal!

Queen's Birthday Boggler Puzzle

Queen's Birthday Boggler Puzzle

Especially for the Queen's birthday, this boggler puzzle contains at least one hidden word which will gain your child some extra points!

Queens Guard Colouring Page

Queen's Guard Colouring Page

Tourists love to watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.  Here is a Queen's Guard for you to print and colour.

Queen's Guard Colouring Page 2

Queen's Guard Colouring Page 2

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.

Queens Guard Poster

Queen's Guard Poster

Good job our Queen's Guard is standing still!  Are you doing a London topic at school?  Our Queen's Guard poster will be a fun addition to any London themed display.  

Queen's Guard Writing Page

Queen's Guard Writing Page

Our Queen's Guard writing page is the perfect place to write about a day out to see the changing of the guard.

Royal Carriage Cutting Practice

Royal Carriage Cutting Practice

Cutting straight lines takes practice, but it's made more fun when the scissors are aiming for a horse and carriage! Just print and ask your child to cut as straight along the dotted lines as possible.

Royal Counting 2

Royal Counting 2

Here's our second royal counting worksheet, offering more counting practice for the kids. Write the correct number in the box on the right.

Royal Regalia Colouring Page

Royal Regalia Colouring 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.

Sceptre Colouring Page 1

Sceptre Colouring Page 1

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.

Sceptre Colouring Page 2

Sceptre Colouring Page 2

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.

Story Paper - Changing of the Guard

Story Paper - Changing of the Guard

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.

Street Party Activity Page

Street Party Activity Page

This activity page asks children to practice their counting, follow instructions, and have a go at some simple writing - and of course they can colour in the street party picture too!

Street Party Colouring Page

Street Party Colouring Page

Everyone Is having a great time at this street party, waving their flags and enjoying the food and drink and each other's company. This lots of detail here to keep the kids busy colouring it in!

Symbols of Royalty Cutting Shapes

Symbols of Royalty Cutting Shapes

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.

Throne Colouring Page 1

Throne Colouring Page 1

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.

Throne Colouring Page 2

Throne Colouring Page 2

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.

Trotting Horse Colouring Page

Trotting Horse Colouring Page

Here's a lovely colouring page of a trotting horse. It has been beautifully groomed and is nicely turned out - perhaps it is on parade?

Westminster Abbey Colouring Page

Westminster Abbey Colouring Page

Westminster Abbey was watched worldwide in 2011 as the venue for William and Kate's wedding, but it has also been a popular sight for visitors to London, just opposite the Houses of Parliament. Our sight-seeing children are paying it a visit in this Westminster Abbey colouring page!

Westminster Abbey Poster

Westminster Abbey Poster

The site of many royal weddings and coronations, here's a Westminster Abbey poster to print and display.

Westminster Abbey Writing Page

Westminster Abbey Writing Page

Since 1066 Westminster Abbey has been the coronation venue of English and British monarchs.  We have black and white and colour versions of our Westminister Abbey writing page for children to record their research into this historic site.

Windsor Castle Colouring Page

Windsor Castle Colouring Page

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.

Windsor Castle Cut and Complete the Picture

Windsor Castle Cut and Complete the Picture

Windsor Castle is the royal residence where Queen Elizabeth prefers to spend her weekends. Here's a "cut and complete" colouring picture for cutting, sticking and colouring fun. Cut out the missing squares, glue them in the correct places, and then colour in Windsor Castle.

More Resources

Don't forget that, in addition to the resources below, we have lots more activities for you to explore here:

And how about a Royal Craft...

Royal Crafts
Royal Crafts

Some Patriotic Ideas...

United Kingdom Flag Printables
United Kingdom Flag Printables

United Kingdom Flag Printables
United Kingdom Crafts

...And of course the Commonwealth

You can learn a little about many of the countries in the Commonwealth as well as download flags and flag colouring pages for all the countries, and maps and worksheets for many.

Commonwealth Day
The Commonwealth

Horses, Horses and More Horses

The Queen loves horses!

Commonwealth Day
Horses

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