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Scotland Crafts, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind this website is meant for children, so I do generalize and simplify quite a bit!

Scotland is a country in the United Kingdom on the continent of Europe. Scotland is known for its Highlands, islands, the Loch Ness Monster, and wool. This diversity of iconic culture and natural features make Scotland a unique country for children to study.

image of Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street Gardens in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland

The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
Photographed by Herbert Frank; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

The official languages of Scotland are Scottish Gaelic and English. The Gaelic Language Act of 2005 confirmed Gaelic as an official language of Scotland. Other languages include Scots, Polish, Mandarian, Cantonese, Punjabi, and British Sign Language (BSL).

Scotland is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, Scotland has 32 political divisions (called “council areas” in English and “comhairlean” in Scottish Gaelic): Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Aberdeen, West Lothian, Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Angus, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Moray, East Renfrewshire, Stirling, Midlothian, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, Inverclyde, Clackmannanshire, Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles), Shetland Islands, and Orkney Islands.

Scotland borders England to the south, but other than its southern border, is entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

Capital city:  Edinburgh
Language:  Scottish Gaelic and English
National Bird:  Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
National Animal:  Unicorn (mythical animal)
National Flower:  Thistle (Onopordum acanthium)
Currency:  Pound sterling (GBP)

Special Days in Scotland:
bag pipers

Burns Night

Scottish flag St.  Andrews Day

(Scotland's National Holiday)

Neat Facts:

  • Scotland is home to the tallest waterfall in the UK, named Eas a' Chual Aluinn.
  • The official animal of Scotland is the unicorn!
  • The raincoat was invented in Scotland by a Glasgow man, Charles Macintosh.

Scotland Crafts for Kids:
bagpiper paper craft

Bagpiper Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

Bagpiper Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Bagpiper Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

Golf Bear Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

Golf began in Scotland -- it's still a very popular sport there

fantasy crafts

Medieval and Fantasy Section

the link goes to generic medieval crafts, but many would suit a Scottish theme -- the unicorn, shield and castle crafts in particular.

Thistle Paper (Shapes) Craft - choice of template with/without a face.

The Scots thistle is the National Emblem of Scotland.

Famous landmarks of Scotland include:

  • Stirling Castle
  • The Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • The Calanais Standing Stones
  • Fairy Glen
  • Edinburgh Castle

Scotland Games and Puzzles:
jigsaw puzzle Scotland Jigsaw Puzzles

Scotland Printables:
coloring page Scotland Coloring Pages

dog tracer pages Scotland Learn to Print Tracer Pages

Scottish Word Puzzles

Scotland Themed Word Puzzles


Word Mining

Word Search

Animals of Scotland:


The most common bats in Scotland are the "pipistrelle bat" and the "brown long eared bat"

hedgehog craft

Hedgehog Paper Craft
Hedgehog Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Hedgehog/Porcupine Paper Plate Craft

A bit of a pest to Scottish gardeners



The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is the UK's only herd of reindeer, found free ranging in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland.



A big industry in Scotland for centuries, there are still many working sheep farms.

Squirrels crafts


Red squirrels are natural animals in Scotland (they've always lived there). They are struggling right now because grey squirrels from North America were brought to the area long ago and are taking over from the red squirrels.


Unicorn Cross Stitch Pattern

older kids and adults

The Unicorn is a heraldic symbol of Scotland and is considered their national "animal".


Unicorn Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

The Unicorn is a heraldic symbol of Scotland and is considered their national "animal".

Of course, there a lot more animals in Scotland.  Check out our animals section for a full list of animals from around the world.


Scottish History:

Scottish themed poetry:

Scottish poets: