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Kings, Queens, Castles & Things

Kings, Queens, Castles and Things – Toddler Lesson Plan

Shopping List: thin cardboard or card stock, decorative jewels/beads, paper lunch bag
Book(s) to add to your child's library: Sand Castle by Brenda Yee


FingerPlays & Songs


Additional Learning


Find pictures of kings, queens,
and castles  in books and
magazines and point out each to
your child. Explain that a castle is a
huge, fancy building  where a king
or queen lives. A crown is a fancy
hat worn by kings and queens.

Speak Royalty
Speak to your child using a funny
accent and encourage him to
follow suit.

Movie Time
If your child likes cartoon movies,
watch Shrek II, or parts of it, and
talk about the king, queen, and

Create a Crown
On one long edge of a cardboard
strip (3" x 20") cut a zigzag edge to
make points like a crown. Measure
the strip around your child’s head,
allowing enough room for it to
overlap slightly. Cut off any extra
cardboard. Lay the strip flat and let
your child decorate his crown with
any jewels, beads, and glitter that
you have available. When the glue
has dried, staple the ends of the
cardboard together to form a

Royalty Dress-Up
Let your toddler dress up in fancy
clothes - a shiny silk or satin shirt
of mommy's or daddy's. Use the
crown you made (above).

Make this Princess Paper Bag

Make this Knight Toilet Paper Roll

Build a pretend castle with
building blocks (such as LEGO
blocks) or play dough.

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
Pussy cat, pussy cat,
where have you been?
I've been to London
to visit the queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat,
what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse
under the chair

The Grand Old Duke of York
(Sit your toddler on your knee and
move your knee up and down to follow
the lyrics)
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the
And he marched them down again.
And when they were up they were up
And when they were down they were
And when they were only half way up  
They were neither up nor down.

The Lost Shoe
Doodle doodle do,
The princess lost her shoe.
Her highness hopped,
The fiddler stopped,
Not knowing what to do.

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horses and all the king’s
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together

Old King Cole
Old King Cole was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he,
He called for his pipe, and he called for
his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three.

Sing a Song of Sixpence
Sing a song of sixpence,
a pocket full of rye,
Four-and-twenty blackbirds
baked in a pie,
When the pie was opened,
the birds began to sing.
Wasn't that a dainty dish
to set before a king?

The king was in the counting house,
counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlor,
eating bread and honey,
The maid was in the garden,
hanging out the clothes,
When along came a blackbird,
and pecked off her nose!



Color: Purple

Numbers: 1 to 20

Shape: diamond

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