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8 Activities to do with the kids over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend!

Written by Annabel Middleton

This Jubilee enjoy some craft,
Not to do so would be daft!
Make some strawberries and cream,
Your children’s faces will gleam!

1. Union Jack bunting

Why not start the day off by creating your own bunting! Not only will this entertain the kids for hours, but it will also leave your house Jubilee decorated. Grab some paper and string from around the house and get creative! Have all the flags the same, or each child may want to design their own, either way this is an easy activity to do this Jubilee bank holiday!

2. Victoria sponge cake

BBC GoodFood Victoria sponge recipe

Fancy some tasty treats, why not bake them yourself? You can’t go wrong with a Victoria Sponge cake and the kids will have great fun decorating it afterwards. You could even create a Union Jack using raspberries and blueberries, and what better way to get the kids eating 2 of their 5 a day! Head to BBC Good Food for a quick and easy recipe! Link Here.

3. Make your own crown

This is an easy and inexpensive activity to do with the kids this Jubilee bank holiday! Either take an old cereal box and turn it inside out or simply a piece of paper. Then cut out the shape of a crown, lay out some pens or paint and leave the kids to get imaginative! Perhaps print out a photo as an example to give them some inspiration! Your little ones can then walk around all day wearing their crown and feeling in the Jubilee spirit!

4. Make your own jewels

Pack of beads, Amazon, £6.99

Get all jewelled up! Join in with the Queen and make your own ‘Diamond’ jewellery! If you have any beads lying around the house or simply need to place a quick amazon order, this is the perfect creative activity. You can get 16oz of assorted beads of all different shapes and sizes for just £6.99 at amazon the next day! Buy Here.

5. Papier mâché a Corgi or the number 70

Papier mâché numbers, Amazon, £2.80 each

This one is for the older kids of the house! It will entertain them all day as they design their own papier mâché piece. In the theme of the Platinum Jubilee why not choose a corgi or the number 70 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queens Rule. At just £2.80 each on amazon for the number 7 and 0 you can’t go wrong! When it comes to paper, you can either buy some online or simply use some newspaper to create the same effect! Click here for link to papier mâché numbers.

6. Decorate a 3D wooden Royal Carriage

Pack of 4 royal carriages, £5.95

Everyone loves a royal carriage so why not create your own! You can get a pack of 4 for £5.95 and use paint or pens at home to decorate them! This is something that your kids can keep in their bedrooms to remember the Queens Platinum Jubilee! Buy royal carriages here.

7. Colour in or paint the Queen’s head

This is a really simple and free craft activity to do over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend! Simply print off an outline of the Queens head from google and get colouring or painting! When your little ones are finished, why not use a magnet to display their designs on the fridge!

8. Make strawberries and cream

Pack of 50 flags, Amazon, £3.49

Finish the day with some traditional strawberries and cream! Top them off with a Union Jack flag, and this will leave the whole family with smiles on their faces 😊. Get 50 flags now on amazon for just £3.49! Buy here. 

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