January -- Week 3
Kings & Queens

Ideal for
16 months -
2 1/2 years
MONDAY Read stories about Castles and Fairy Tales such as The Princess and the Pea or The Emperor´┐Żs New Suit or any other stories you can think of. Watch


"The Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7


God Gives Elijah Something to Eat, page 68

Attention Getter:
Tell this story while serving snack.

Sign Language: Bird
From Singing Time


All Around the Castle Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel

All around the castle
The knight chased the dragon
The dragon thought it was all in fun
Roarrrrr went the dragon!


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Planning Ideas

Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Letters: K, L

Number: 7

Color: Green

Shape: Review

TUESDAY Set up Royalty Dress-Up. Ask if your local Burger King will donate Crowns for each child, and/or make other props as described here at Child's Play. Add pictures of Castles to your block center. Show the children how to build castles out of blocks or Duplos.
WEDNESDAY Teach all or some of this Elijah and the Ravens lesson and activities. Make a bird out of paper and attach a torn piece of bread.
THURSDAY Cut Sand Castles out of heavy paper and have the children paint glue on them. Sprinkled with sand or colored sand. In the sand box or sand table, show the children how to make Sand Castles.
FRIDAY Play with Play-Dough and mix in some glitter. Show the children how to make castles and other royalty related items. Provide cookie cutters and rollers, too. Read the story or watch Cinderella. Provide a box of old shoes with some hi-heels in the mix for the children to explore.


Jam Tarts

P.B. & J.s

Torn Bread

Crown-shaped Cookies

Have a Feast!

Jam Tarts

Have children flatten 2 refrigator biscuits. Put a spoonful of jam in the middle of one and cover with the other one and pinch shut. Bake.

Permanent Sand Castles

Mix 1 cup sand and 1/2 cup cornstarch in an old pot. Mix in 3/4 cup liquid starch and cook over med. heat while constantly stirring, until mixture thickens and turns into dough remove pot from heat and let cool remove clay from pot and knead for 20-30 seconds before using. Sculptures will harden after drying. Can add tempera paint for color.

Ice Castles

Take 8 to 10 containers or various sizes and fill them 3/4 with water and a few drops of food coloring; freeze. The next day, use the ice to build a castle either in a sensory tub or right outside a window of the child care.

Where's the Royal Family?
Tune: Where Is Thumbkin

The thumb is the king, next is the queen, the prince, the princess and the royal baby.

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