A fantastic collection of crafts, recipes and activities for celebrating the King’s Coronation with Kids with themes based on Union jacks, castles and King and Queens to help celebrate and commemorate the historic coronation of King Charles III to the throne. The date for King Charles III’s coronation has been announced by Buckingham Palace as Saturday 6th May, 2023. The coronation of His Majesty The King will see him crowned alongside The Queen Consort The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
On Saturday 6th May, 2023, We will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. We have rounded up activities that are perfect for celebrating the King’s coronation with children. We have something for all ages, perfect for using with groups such as brownies or your class. We will be adding to this as we find more things to do.
When is The King’s Coronation?
Saturday 6th May, 2023 – We do not know if the UK will be granted a bank holiday yet as soon as we know more we shall update.
What is a Coronation?
A coronation ceremony is when the crown is officially placed on to a new monarch’s head. It is an occasion for pageantry and celebration, but it is also a solemn religious ceremony, that has remained essentially the same for over a century. The last coronation was of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953. The new monarch is given special robes and objects which symbolise their promise to protect their people and be a just and fair ruler. They are anointed with holy oil and most importantly, a royal crown is placed upon their head.
Now I know that not everyone is super crafty so there are some fabulous easy ideas here, but I have also linked some great kits and ideas you can buy for any child.
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Kids Activities to Celebrate the King’s Coronation.
Union Jack yard wrapped bunting – This would make a fabulous decoration and is great for working on fine motor skills.
Why not mix the coronation with some simple science with this king and crown Thaumatrope printable?
This 3d paper Crown is based around St Edwards Crown which the King will wear.
Make a crown out of pipe cleaners that is fit for royalty.
Why not do some Colouring in of King Charles III
These Free King’s Coronation Printable Bunting to colour in or as some may call them pennants or flags are just what you need to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
Coronation Bookmarks to Colour – Keep your place in your latest read with these Coronation Bookmarks to Colour. They are perfect to be gifted as a Coronation keepsake or memorabilia for the event on 6th May 2023
DIY Cardboard Castle – perfect for queen Sylvanian! Get the kids’ role-playing with a fun fab make from your recycling bin.
Union Jack Sensory Tub – This is a super sensory activity.
Learn about the regalia used in the coronation and then colour it in.
How fab is this Coronation Poster to colour – I think the official emblem is stunning.
DIY Pipeclean Crowns for a King or Queen. I love pipe cleaners or chenilles and what a fun way to use them. A great dressing up crown.
Or how about Easy Cardboard Crown With Template – this is a great craft to do with a bunch of children.
Why not colour in the Kings Cypher?
Toilet Roll Queens Guards – Oh these loo roll guards have caught my heart. They would look fabulous at the trooping of the colour.
These free printables to make toilet roll soldiers and queen from Sunhats and Wellie boots are just ace
Jubilee Sensory Tub – This would be brilliant to keep children occupied.
Union Jack Biscuits – Perfect for any party
Jubilee Crown Biscuits – I think these are just ace and would be so fun to decorate as a family or class.
DIY Castle Story Box – What a super simple idea that has loads of play potential.
Craft stick Queens Guards – These are so cute and if you made larger ones then they would make fabulous bookmarks
The Queens Stagecoach – A great craft for younger children
DIY Edible Union Jack activity – I have to say I LOVE this so much. Who said you shouldn’t play with your food? Not me!
Union Jack Jelly Bean Cake – I am not sure I would want to cut in to this fabulously decorated cake.
A crown fit for a King – All children love sticking and this is a great invitation to play that would keep kids captivated.
Red, white and blue layer cake. – A simple cake that really wow’s once you cut into it
DIY Maths Game – The Crown Jewels and maths, what could be more fun, well actual jewels maybe!
Royal Family Printable Masks – I can see kids having so much fun with these printable masks. I want to be Kate!
Hand Print Bunting – I love how this simple process art activity can be turned into a decoration that the kids made to help celebrate the new King’s Coronation.
Union Jack Painted Rock – I think it would be so much fun to hide these around the time of the coronation.
Red, White and Blue dancing ribbon wand – Let your prince or princess dance the day away with this fun ribbon wand.
Union Jack Mason Jar – this would be a fun craft for an older child and make a fabulous centrepiece for your Coronation party.
Union Jack Fortune Teller Printable – I have such fond memories of making fortune-tellers and this is so patriotic.
Union Jack Tissue Flag – Kids love scrunching tissue paper and that is what makes this flag so much fun for kids to make.
Red white and Blue Yarn Wreath. Brilliant for decorating your door.
I always have craft sticks on hand, so love this craft stick flag.
This sceptre craft is super fun and perfect for holding your own coronation.
Make a Royal Guard puppet.
Crochet crown bunting. This is a simple free pattern.
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