St .George’s Day is celebrated on 23rd April and St. George is the patron saint of England. He was a brave Roman soldier who apparently protested against the torture of Christians and who died for his beliefs. Many years later, during the Crusades, it is said that a Norman leader saw him in a vision and then they went on to be victorious. Hence St. George being popular in England and eventually becoming our patron Saint. Apparently it is unlikely he ever visited here or slayed a dragon! But he is known throughout the world as the dragon slaying patron saint of England!
Anyway for the purpose of kids he saved a princess by slaying a dragon. Acting this out with slightly older kids is great fun and you could all take it in turns to try different roles.
Here’s the basic story:
1. A town was terrorised by a dragon
2. A young princess was offered to the dragon
3. When George heard about this he rode into the village
4. George slayed the dragon and rescued the princess
If your child’s a little young you can always use their toys to tell the tale and you could make a flag together. You can make a cute little flag simply by painting a red cross on a white envelope and sticking it to a lolly stick. It will be the perfect size for all the cheering teddies when George slays his dragon!
This ideais from my latest ebook: