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:
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