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Crowned Queen- A look back at history
This week, the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, with an incredible 70 years on the British throne. Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning British monarch and head of state in history, beating the record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
Elizabeth immediately became Queen after her father King George VI died in 1952. She was crowned on 2nd June 1953 at the age of 25 in Westminster Abbey.
How will we celebrate the jubilee?
A jubilee is a special anniversary of the current reigning monarch’s ascension to the throne. To celebrate this unprecedented platinum jubilee, there will be a special four-day ‘weekend’ from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5 - yippee! We hope you are as excited as we are!
Get your children involved with our free Jubilee printable sheets and these easy craft ideas to get them celebrating this incredible occasion.
1. Royal Games
Kick off the half-term Jubilee Celebrations with some Royal Games.
- Musical thrones
Exactly as the traditional ‘musical chairs’ is played - except we are all King’s and Queen’s today so it's been changed to ‘thrones’. Add an extra special layer of fun by dressing up as Royalty with any items you have at home.
You can even make your own capes out of paper (‘Crafty Capes’ - Ha, we just came up with that!)
The same as you’d play ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ but Jubilee themed! Grab a large piece of paper, get your little one to practice their handwriting skills and pencil grip & control by drawing their version of the Queen alongside drawing and decorating a crown on another piece of paper to cut out.
Once they’ve finished their pieces of art - stick the queen on a wall (be sure to use an adhesive that isn’t going to upset anyone if it takes paint off the wall - secretly laughing and crying inside!)
Yes, you read that right… FREE! Download our fabulous FREE Platinum Jubilee children's pack here:
3. Let's get creative: Royal Decoration Ideas
Celebrate the Jubilee in style and create some Royal decorations.
Popular Craft Decorations:
- Union Jack flags to put up in the windows
- Flag shaped cake toppers for your party food
- Home-made Bunting
- Write invites to the street to practice handwriting and spellings.
Setting children important tasks like decorating for the party or writing invites/cards makes them feel important and valued, increasing their confidence.
If you are looking for ways to practice handwriting and alphabet knowledge when doing this activity too, check out our handwriting practice workbooks - designed to encourage children not only to write the letters of the alphabet, but also identify them in an upper and lower case form.
4. Let's get baking!
Get baking some sweet treats for party guests or as gifts for friends and family. Kids love getting messy in the kitchen, why not try some union jack cupcakes or crown cookies to really get into the spirit? Use some edible glitter to make special shiny crowns and red, white and blue icing for some big colourful flags.
Baking together is a great hands-on activity that fosters learning all the time. Whether that be through following and reading instructions, measuring out ingredients or improving fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Everything contributes towards helping those handwriting skills!
5. Outdoor Ideas: Pavement chalk
A great way to get kids writing whilst still having tons of fun over the bank holiday is to get some pavement chalk. It will be amazing as decoration at a street or garden party, and keeps kids busy for hours!
Kids are too busy having lots of fun to realise they are learning to write, improving motor skills and enhancing their creativity skills. Pavement chalk is super budget friendly and is available to purchase at most local supermarkets in the kiddies section.
6. Let's get Crafty, The Royal Way!
A perfect craft activity for celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is making homemade bunting for decoration. Kids will love making the longest colourful chains to wind around the house or garden as decorations. This activity includes lots of weaving, cutting and sticking so a fabulous activity for improving fine motor skills.
You will need:
- Red, white and blue coloured card
Step 1: Cut the coloured card into several long thin strips of paper.
Step 2: Make into a circular shape and stick into place.
Step 3: Loop another strip of paper through the circle and stick into place.
Step 4: Keep going until you are satisfied!
Step 5: Get out your Washable Arty Crayons and erasable colouring pencils designed for little hands here. Available to purchase on offer here.
Looking for a simple kids craft activity that takes little to no effort and keeps the kids busy for a while? Look no further….
These paper plate crowns are the perfect independent design activity. Colouring in and cutting out also help to improve fine motor skills
You will need:
- Paper plate
- Crayons or Paint
Step 1: Colour/paint in your crown yellow, gold or any colour you’d like.
Step 2: Draw a snowflake/star shape in the centre of your paper plate.
Step 3: Cut along the lines drawn and fold the triangles over so they stick up.
Step 4: Add any decorations you might like for example; gems, stars, stripes.
Step 5: Wear and be the Queen/King of England for a day!
Happy Jubilee Week!
- Love Writing Co. xx