Book Summary: Follow the imaginative adventures of a little boy who is whisked back in time as he plays in the ruins of a castle, only to find himself transported to the hustle and bustle of the building in its heyday - complete with jousts, banquets and valiant deeds. A perfect mix of information and story for tots!
Ephesians 6:11--Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Using this tutorial, make a shield out of cardboard! My "little knight" loved this! If you have a girl, make a "lady in waiting" hat.
Jonah used his knight shield and foam sword to storm the castle...er, I mean, swingset!
I cut a small shield out of some thin cardboard (recycled cereal box). I used a hole-punch to make holes along the edge. We used a lacing cord from another lacing set we had and Jonah practiced lacing.
I had some crown cut-outs from my teaching days that I pulled out. Jonah counted "jewels" to go with each crown. The "jewels" were some glass beads bought from the Dollar Tree.
While we were learning about knights and castles, some friends from church blessed us with a great hand-me-down gift! I kid you not, they gave us this gigantic Imaginarium Medieval Castle and lots of Knight Figurines to go with it! We were so excited that they passed this along to us after their grandson grew tired of it. Jonah has played with it nonstop! It was the cherry on top to our castle week!
We watched The Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights and Backyardigans: Escape From the Tower. You can get both of these DVD's through Netflix! There are also two streaming Netflix Backyardigans episode involving castles called "Knights are Brave and Strong" (Season 1, Episode 9) and "Robin Hood the Clean" (Season 3, Episode 14). This was great for some afternoon downtime!
Other Resources We Used:
We used the Knights Preschool Pack from Homeschool Creations and played the Crown Grid Game from Mama Jenn.