Sensory / Motor Skills -
- King’s Jewels: hide rhinestones or aquarium rocks that look like jewels in sand for the children to find.
- Princess and Knights sensory tub from Totally Tots
- Royal Playdough: make purple or pink playdough and add gold or silver glitter to it to make it sparkle.
Science / Social Studies -
- Jewel Exploration: give children a small treasure box with jewels (fake) and crystals and a magnifying
glass. Let them explore the jewels.
- Dragons: Talk about dragons in different cultures, draw a dragon on a large sheet of paper and give
children oval shaped paper to put scales on the dragon.
- P is for Princess
- P is for princess: cut out the letter P from card stock, let children paint it pink, then let children glue a
crown to the top of P and decorate the crown.
- D is for Dragon: make this D for dragon craft from No Time for Flash Cards
- P is for Princess, D is for Dragon and K is for Knight: Print or cut out any of these letters and have
children put princess stickers in P, dragon stickers in D and knight stickers in K.
- Crown Counting: cut out paper crowns, put numbers on each crown (1-5 or 1-10), give children jewels
(fake) and have them match the number of jewels to the right crown.
- Jewel patterning: give children jewels and have them make different patterns with them
- Dragon Matching: cut out dragons and fire, put a color, number or shape on each dragon and each
piece of fire, have children match the dragons with their fire.
- Crown Matching: cut out several crowns from different paper, you can even make them different
shapes. Make sure you have two of each crown. Have children match the crowns.
Recipe / Snacks -
- Marshmallow Castles: give children large and small marshmallows and toothpicks. Let them build
castles with the marshmallows.
- Princess Tea Party: have a princess tea party
- Knightly Feast: have a feast fit for a knight, have finger foods and goblets to drink out of.
- Popcorn Dragon: Read “The Popcorn Dragon” by Jane Thayer then have a snack of popcorn and green
dragon punch (green kool aid)
Arts and Crafts -
- Fire spitting dragon: give children brown, red, orange and yellow paint and let them paint a fire
- Egg Carton Dragons: give children an egg carton, pipe cleaners, paper, and glue and let them create
their own egg carton dragon
- Knights Helmet: Cut a gallon milk jug into a helmet shape, let children paint their helmet gray or cover
it in duck tape. They can then wear it and pretend to be a knight.
- Jeweled Crowns: cut crowns out of construction paper, give children rhinestone jewels to glue on the
crowns and markers to decorate them.
- Knights Shield: cut a shield out of a piece of cardboard, have children wrap it in aluminum foil, and
decorate with their coat of arms. For more ideas check out No Time for Flash Cards
- Shape Castle: cut a castle out of different shapes and have children put it together like this one at No
Time for Flash Cards.
- Princess Hats: Let children decorate a large sheet of paper, roll paper into a cone shape and staple
streamers or ribbon to the top and a ribbon to tie around the neck / chin.
- Paper roll castle: make a paper roll castle like the one seen here
- Decorate a Dragon: cut out dragon shapes from paper, have children decorate their dragons.
- Dragon Tracks: collect several toy dragons, have children dip the dragons feet in paint and make
dragon tracks on paper.
Tot Trays -
- Block Castles: give children pictures of castles and some blocks, encourage them to build castles from
- Lacing jewels : die pasta shapes different colors, give children pasta jewels and string to lace. You can
also use beads for this activity.
- Memory / Matching: using cards from the knight preschool pack or the princess preschool pack below
and make a memory / matching game