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Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Activities, Themes | 4 comments

Knights & Princesses – weekly theme prompt

Knights & Princesses – weekly theme prompt

Weekly theme play promptThis weeks theme for play, fun, activities and craft prompt is Knights and Princesses. Children often love imagining themselves as princesses, dressed up in their castle with their knight in shining armour coming to rescue them. They may also love pretending to be a strong knight going into battle to save the castle.

It is a great opportunity to get the fairy tale stories out for a read. This can often inspire children’s play. I know my girls always want to pretend to be Rapunzel after we have been reading the story.

10 ideas for knights and princess play and fun

10 ideas for Knights and Princesses fun

Make your very own castle like this one at Cornerstone confessions. I love the simplicity of this castle. Children could have so much fun with pretend play in this castle.

Cardboard box castle

These Princess peg dolls are lovely and easy to make from Here come the girls. You could also make a Knight one too.

Princess peg dolls

There’s a lovely Princess and Knights sensory tub idea from Totally Tots.

Princess and Knights sensory tub

You could make your own paper bag helmet like this one from Rainyday mum

Knights helmet

You could use a story book to help teach children a lesson about something, like this on from Life with Moore babies. She teaches her children about being nice on the inside, as the outside doesn’t give you any ideas of what’s on the inside, with an experiment, after reading the book The paper bag princess.

Knights princesses and fizzing rock experiment

Get out on a nature walk to collect daisies or other flowers to make this daisy chain flower crown from Naturally educational. I really love this idea, we must have a go ourselves.

Daisy chain flower crown

Here’s another fantastic, simple, but very effective idea from Spoonful to make pretty goblets that all pretend princesses in their castles will love.

Pretty goblets

Why not try making this fun castle from empty toilet rolls and kitten roll tubes. It’s fun, it uses up recycling, you get to craft and play at the end, from Blog me mom.

Castle from recycling

You could have a princess themed sensory bath, like this one from Growing a jewelled rose. It’s a great idea to encourage little ones to have a bath and lots of fun too.

Princess sensory bath

This Duct tape knight costume dressing up is a wonderful and simple idea from Simple kids.

There are my 10 suggestions to inspire your children using the theme Knights and Princesses, I hope you have lots of fun. Please feel free to share your ideas and posts on my Facebook page, I’m sure we would all love more inspiration.



  1. Lots of lovely ideas here Karen, really enjoying this series. I was wondering just the other day how to make a daisy chain, and now i know… love the princess pegs too :-)

    • Thank you, I do like the idea of making a daisy chain crown with my kids :)

  2. Thank you for including our paper bag knights helmet in the post. What a fantastic selection of ideas.

    • You’re welcome, I loved the idea :)

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