Birthday candles for a 90th birthday, ready to print in colour or black and white!
The Queen's 90th Birthday
Did you know that the Queen has two birthdays - her actual birthday and an official one, on which the country celebrates? Either way, this is the year that Her Majesty will be 90, and it's a great excuse for a celebration, or two, or a few more! Many people will be marking this special landmark birthday in the UK and all around the Commonwealth, as we recognise the achievements of this country's longest serving and well-loved monarch. Will you be joining in with a 90th birthday street party or picnic, or other tribute?
- The Queen's actual birthday is on 21st April, and that's when the celebrations started, with a walkabout in Windsor. In the evening the Queen lit the first of 1,000 beacons stretching across the country and around the world!
- On 12th - 15th May at Windsor Castle there was a spectacular 4-day birthday party event, the finale of which was broadcast live for us to enjoy. The extravaganza celebrated Queen's Elizabeth's life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and her support of our Armed Forces.
- On 11th June it's time for the official birthday celebration and Trooping the Colour, followed by a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace from the royal family and an exciting fly-by.
We've been putting together some lovely new resources and ideas for your own celebrations, which you can find below. We've also 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.
This famous castle is a favourite holiday place for members of the royal family. Do you know any other Scottish landmarks?
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.
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.
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.
Here's a poster of Buckingham Palace the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II for you to print and display.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
We've based this royal crown colouring page on the Imperial State Crown, worn by Queen Elizabeth on special royal occasions.
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?
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.
Practise pencil control by following the horses on parade! Start with a straight line and then get increasingly more wiggly...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Queen's Guard and Beefeaters are on parade! Print out this fun page and work on those pencil skills.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Kids can make a special gold frame for a drawing of the Queen, complete with crown on the top of the frame. Very royal!
In colour or black and white, and specially for the Queen's 90th birthday - a cut and stick activity with a cheerful birthday cake and candles, ready to cut out and stick.
This pretty card is ready to print and fold. Just write a message inside and send to Buckingham Palace with your birthday greetings!
There is certainly a lot of detail to colour on this lovely card for the Queen's 90th birthday - including a big number 90! Print onto good paper or card and then fold in half.
There's lots of doodly detail on this pretty colouring page to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be celebrated officially from 12th to 15th May.
This colouring page to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday is simple enough for younger children to have a go at, but has enough detail to keep older kids busy too.
Celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with this lovely colouring page showing snapshots of her long reign.
Celebrate this very special 90th birthday with Her Majesty the Queen, and the help of this lovely, detailed poster.
This pretty scrapbook paper - specially designed for the Queen's 90th birthday - would make pretty bunting or paper chains. You will need the password ActivityVillage.co.uk to open and print this pdf file.
This pretty frame is perfect for writing about the Queen's 90th birthday, or for surrounding a special picture. Leave it as is or colour it in. We have both portrait and landscape versions for you to choose from.
Especially for the Queen's birthday, this boggler puzzle contains at least one hidden word which will gain your child some extra points!
Cut out the three little squares and stick them into the correct spot on our special colouring page for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations - and then colour in the picture.
Tourists love to watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Here is a Queen's Guard for you to print and colour.
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.
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.
Our Queen's Guard writing page is the perfect place to write about a day out to see the changing of the guard.
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.
Here's our second royal counting worksheet, offering more counting practice for the kids. Write the correct number in the box on the right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! Fun for the official Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
The site of many royal weddings and coronations, here's a Westminster Abbey poster to print and display.
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.
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.