England

England

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England is home to some of the most influential people in history. While we were there, we learned about famous English writers, like William Shakespeare and J.K. Rowling, and famous English scientists, like Ada Lovelace and Stephen Hawking. And we can’t forget the kings and queens, such as Queen Elizabeth II. She has the longest reign in British history.

The history doesn’t stop there. We explored castles hundreds of years old and saw Stonehenge, a stone structure that dates back thousands of years.

Keep exploring England by flipping through the photos and printing the activities below!

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Quick Pick

Where in England would you like to live?
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Telephone Box

Red telephone boxes first appeared on London streets in 1926 and are now an iconic symbol of England. Having telephones on almost every corner is not necessary anymore, so some have been converted into art galleries, libraries and battery charging stations.

Learn British phrases!

Bob's your uncle.There you have it.
MateFriend
Fancy a cuppa?Would you like some tea?
CheekyPlayful and mischievous
Budge upScoot over
GobsmackedShocked
Have a chinwagHave a chat
Donkey's yearsA long time

Fun Facts

The Channel Tunnel that connects England with France is actually three tunnels; two for trains and one smaller
service tunnel.

The invention of the sandwich is credited to John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich (in Kent), who ate his salt beef between slices of toast.

According to English legend, there must always be six ravens in residence at the
Tower of London.

Print and Play

Afternoon Tea Puzzle

Put together the pieces of an afternoon tea puzzle.

Newton's Color Wheel

Follow the steps to make a color wheel whirligig.

Flag Garland

Color the flag of England and make a flag garland.

Pen Pals

Our friend Oliver, who lives in Manchester, England, wrote us a letter!

Donkey rides on the beach at Blackpool

What do you like to eat for breakfast?

Most mornings I’ll eat a dippy egg with soldiers, meaning a soft boiled egg with toast cut into strips. On my birthday, Mum makes me a full English breakfast, which has eggs, fried toast, sausage, bacon, beans, mushrooms and black pudding. I’m stuffed by the end of all that!

What do you do after school?

My older brother Thomas and I are Cub Scouts, so on Mondays after school we go to Cub Scout Pack meetings. The rest of the week, we’ll play football (soccer) on our street with our mates or watch a show on the telly.

What’s the best trip you’ve taken in England?

When I'm off school, my family and I usually take a weekend holiday to Blackpool, which is a seaside town in England. While we’re there, we swim in the swimming pools and visit the amusement park.

Last time, my mum took me and my brother to ride donkeys on the beach. My donkey was a grey lad named Harry with long black ears. Thomas and I got into a fight about whose donkey would win in a race, so my mum bought us both candy floss (cotton candy) to help us get along.