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Wales 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!

Wales is a country in the United Kingdom on the continent of Europe. Wales is known for its unique language (Welsh), spectacular rugged coastline, and mountainous National Parks. Wales is a unique country for children to study for these reasons.

image of the Stacker along Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales

The Stacker, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
Photographed by @cattan2011; used with permission under C.C. BY 2.0

The official languages of Wales are Welsh and English. Other languages spoken include French, German, Italian, Spanish, British Sign Language (BSL), Urdu, Somali, Cantonese, Polish, and Irish.

Wales is a country found in the Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere of the globe. As of 2021, Wales has 22 political divisions (called principal areas); 11 of these areas are officially named as counties, and eleven of these areas are officially named as boroughs. The 11 counties are Cardiff (Caerdydd), Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint), Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy), Newport (Casnewydd), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro), and Swansea (Abertawe). The 11 boroughs are Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr), Caerphilly (Caerffili), Conwy, Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful), Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot), Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen (Tor-faen), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg), and Wrexham (Wrecsam).

Wales is bounded by the Dee estuary and Liverpool Bay to the north, the Irish Sea to the west, the Severn estuary and the Bristol Channel to the south, and England to the east.

Capital city:  Cardiff
Language:  Welsh and English
National Bird:  the Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
National Animal:  Welsh Dragon (mythical animal)
National Flower:  Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn)
Currency:  Pound sterling (GBP)


saint david craft

Saint David's Day Section

St. David (Dewi Sant in Welsh) is the patron saint of Wales, and March 1, his feast day, is celebrated as a patriotic and cultural festival by the Welsh in Wales and around the world.


Neat Facts:

  • Wales has more castles per capita than any country in the world!
  • Mount Everest was named after Welshman Sir George Everest, the surveyor who initially mapped the summit.
  • Wales has the most-visited waterfall in the United Kingdom, called Swallow Falls.

Daffodil (Wales' National Flower) Activities:
coffee filter daffodil

Daffodil Coffee Filter

Kindergarten and grade school


daffodil egg carton craft

Daffodil Craft

Kindergarten and grade school


daffodil pinwheel craft

Daffodil Pinwheel

Kindergarten and grade school


Famous landmarks in Wales include:

  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
  • Caernarfon Castle

Dragon (Wales' National Animal) Activities:
dragon coloring page

Dragon Coloring Pages

The Red Dragon is a heraldic symbol of Wales and is considered their national animal.


shiled craft

Dragon Egg Carton Craft

suitable for grade school children


shiled craft

Dragon Paper Craft

toddlers and up


shiled craft

Dragon Shield

full sized paper mache shield for dress up or costumes

Kindergarten and grade school


Other Wales Activities:
jigsaw puzzles  On-Line Jigsaw Puzzles

recipe

Recipe for "Cawl Cennin"
(Leek Soup)


wales printable activities

Wales Printable Worksheets

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