Here's a step by step drawing tutorial to teach chidlren how to draw their own thistle, with tips for colouring it in too.
Print out a pretty poster, have a go at our thistle jigsaw or grid copy activity, or make use our thistle writing paper... all these thistle printables here, and more!
Here's a fun way to learn to draw a thistle - or just to get the kids concentrating hard for a while! Copy the thistle from left to right one square at a time.
Children can practise their handwriting by tracing over the word "thistle" a number of times, then having a go at writing it themselves.
Print and cut out this thistle jigsaw using our jigsaw cutting guides. It only takes a moment and you can adapt the jigsaw to the age of your child, then store it in an envelope or ziploc bag for repeat use. Fun for a Scotland theme!
This thistle playdough mat needs you to add a purple flower to the stem. It's a fun activity to celebrate Scotland.
Here's a pretty poster of a thistle, ready to print and display or use as a cover for a project, perhaps.
The thistle has been used as a royal symbol of Scotland since the rule of James III in 1470 and is the oldest recorded 'National Flower'. Print this lovely poster of a thistle using the borderless settings on your printer for the best results.
Use this thistle template for our thistle crafts - or with your own ideas. One simple idea to use the template: children could colour in the leaves and then scrunch up tissue paper to make the stem and flower.