Sunday, August 19, 2012

knights and castles week

It was Knights and Castles week between camps a few weeks ago and here's what we did!

- some knight mazes found here:

- completed some jousting coloring pages found here

played lots of Knuckling Knights (if you're not familiar with the Haba brand, their games are great! Usually wooden materials and pretty non-competitive. 

you can buy it here

Mr. P. designed his own cardboard castle. He began with a drawing, then a smaller paper 3D model, finally, he moved to the large cardboard size. 

We counted by 1's and 5's the medieval way. Click here for the download (great for k - 1 math.)  
And we connected the dots to make a knight. Was anyone surprised that the image was a knight? No, not really. 

And here are some things we didn't get to because we ran out of time:

creating our own coat of arms and family crest and this DIY bow and arrow from q-tips I found on Pinterest. 

Finally, we went to the library and checked out what felt like a gazillion books on the subject. Below are a few of the titles and links for purchase: 

 Knights by Stephanie Turnbull
You Wouldn't Want to be a Medieval Knight: Fiona Macdonald
Take Care, Good Knight: Shelley Moore Thomas
Castle and Knight (Eye Wonder)
Life in a Castle: Eastwood
Knights in Shining Armor: Gail Gibbons
Knights and Castles: 50 hands on Activities
100 Things You Should Know About Knights and Castles: Jane Walker
Castles Through Time:; Nicholas Harris
The Best Book of Knights and Castles: Deborah Murrell
National Geographic's Everything Castles

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