Knights & Princesses – weekly theme prompt
This 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 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.
These Princess peg dolls are lovely and easy to make from Here come the girls. You could also make a Knight one too.
There’s a lovely Princess and Knights sensory tub idea from Totally Tots.
You could make your own paper bag helmet like this one from Rainyday mum
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.
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.
Here’s another fantastic, simple, but very effective idea from Spoonful to make pretty goblets that all pretend princesses in their castles will love.
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.
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.
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.