Coronation Classroom: 6 Royal Resources to Use This Week!
The UK is about to go Coronation crazy as most of us witness our first ever crowning of a monarch. If you’re looking for fun, educational resources, activities and crafts to use in primary schools or at home with your children, then keep reading! As always, we bring a mindful and emotional aspect into all our resources.
We know that not everyone is a fan of the royal family, but we love learning about history and see the Coronation as a great way to teach children about past King and Queens and the long traditions our country has held. We also know that lots of families and schools will be looking for ways they can bring a bit of Coronation fun into the classroom over the next few weeks.
My Royal Cypher
This royal-themed resource is all about creating our own identity and thinking about what makes us unique. Our worksheet explains what a royal cypher is and how they are used to identify and mark the reign of each monarch. Can your children create their own cypher all about them? Will they use their name or initials? Can they draw something they love or which makes them unique? Remember, a cypher is something that is unique to us and distinguishes us from everyone else. Don’t forget to make sure they fill in what makes them unique too!
Cypher Spotting is a fun scavenger hunt with a difference. Let’s head outside, breathe in the fresh air and get walking with this mindful worksheet, plus, learn all about the past history of some of our recent Kings and Queens.
Did you know that every postbox in the UK bears the cypher of the monarch that reigned during the time it was installed? Why not go on a hunt in your local town to see how many different cyphers you can see? Some postbox cyphers are very rare, such as the ones that bear the cypher of King Edward VIII who reigned for less than a year, whilst 60% of the UK’s postboxes have the cypher of Queen Elizabeth II. Your child can create their own cypher on our postbox too.
Image credit: https://www.postalmuseum.org/blog/royal-cypher-appearances/
My Confidence Crown
Create a Confidence Crown this Coronation! Kings and Queens always appear very confident don’t they? But we reckon they get nervous too! Help children boost their self esteem with this royal activity – Create your crown using our template and directions, then, have your child write a word that describes them in each of our 6 jewels. Stick the jewels to the crown and wear with pride!
Coronation Crown 2023
It isn’t a Coronation without a crown – but we think that everyone should have their own! Our Coronation 2023 crown templates are easily printed and crafted at home or in the classroom. Directions: Choose your favourite crown template, colour in and decorate, then cut out. Using the extra strips, place around your head and use glue or tape to secure.
How is the King Feeling?
This is a great activity to help children learn how to put themselves in other peoples’ shoes and explore emotions. How do they think King Charles is feeling on Coronation day? How would they feel? Excited, happy, nervous, scared? Draw the emotion face on our King and then colour in!
FREE Coronation Colouring Sheets and DIY Coronation Bunting – available to all!
We also have some FREE new resources for you this week with our King Charles III free colouring pages and our free colour-your-own bunting! Simply print and enjoy the mindful art of colouring. If you’re having a Coronation party at home, you could use these activities to keep children busy, if you’re having a classroom party, why not have your class create the decorations? You can download these now below:
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School and Me – A Helpful Toolkit to Help Children Explore EBSA and School Anxiety
Our Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) and school anxiety toolkit has been designed to help children explore the reasons surrounding their school avoidance and learn how to identify and communicate their worries with their caregivers and professionals. This toolkit features 21 specially designed EBSA resources to support children to explore, communicate and manage their worries. From helping children to learn about where they might feel worry to exploring calming techniques and coping tools they can use at school. Co-produced with children experiencing EBSA and school anxiety.
Spring Mindfulness Worksheet
Spring has officially sprung and we want your children to explore the changing season with their senses! Being mindful and using our senses to connect with our environment is a great way to feel calm and grounded. Practising mindfulness regularly can help us to feel safe and happy. You can let your child know that this activity is great for their mental health, they can do it just for fun, or whenever they need to feel calm.
Directions: Your child can complete this at home, in the classroom or outside! Bonus mindfulness points for heading outside and making the most of the wonderful Spring weather! Ask your children to use their senses and fill in our worksheet. What can they see, smell, hear, feel and taste in Spring?
How Does This Make You Feel?
This resource is perfect for discussing emotions with pre-school and early years children. We have 15 sheets with different images to help your children explore a range of emotions and how each image makes them feel! Can they point to the feeling – or maybe they can show you the emotion themselves? We’ve also included a blank sheet for you to laminate and add your own images.
My Real and Not Real Worries
We know that all worries feel real, but not all worries are real. This worksheet is all about working out which worries are real-life and real-time worries – those worries happening in our lives right now – and hypothetical worries or ‘not real’ worries – those worries that haven’t happened and may never happen. Work through each of these worries with your child and explore ways to manage them. If your child has a real worry, they can make a plan of action – things they can do about the worry. If your child has a not real worry, they can make a ‘plan of actions’ – things they can do, think or say when this worry appears to help them feel calm.
My Anger Map
This anger worksheet for kids helps children to explore their triggers and responses to anger. Help your child to ‘map’ their anger by filling in our prompts, this can help them to reduce their own exposure to certain triggers and learn how to manage their emotions by thinking about what helps them when they feel angry.
I Can Orangutan
I Can Orangutan is part of our popular Orangutan Can series of resources, which are on the Hub now. The Orangutan Can is all about helping children say ‘I Can’ instead of ‘I Can’t!’ In this latest worksheet, we want your children to tell the orangutan all the things they can do. Can they swim, ride a bike, tie shoelaces? Can they count or do hard sums? Help children to boost their confidence and list six things they CAN do! And remember, the orangutan never says he can’t…