Celebrated on 30 November, Saint Andrew’s Day is Scotland‘s official national day and is the feast day of Andrew the Apostle, marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food and music.
Here’s some activity ideas to celebrate:
- Make your own tartan.
- Share the story of St Andrew.
- Create a Scottish flag collage.
- Make some tartan bunting
- Play Scottish music and learn some Scottish dancing.
- Look at Scotland on a map. Have any children visited Scotland, do any have family or friends who live there?
- Create your own version of the Highland games.
- Make Cock-a-leekie soup, talk about the ingredients.
- Look at a thistle and talk about the history of it becoming the Scottish emblem.
- Discuss poems by Robert Burns – Can children make their own poems about Scotland?
- Use building blocks to create castles.
- Create Nessie’s out of egg cartons or playdough.