Castle- Imaginary Play

You will need to Create, Collect, or Get Donations for the Following:

• Several Very large Refrigerator boxes painted to look like the stone walls of a castle including a drawbridge!
Turn a few chairs into throne’s
* Treasure Box
• Hobby horses maybe a rocking horse
• Crowns and tiaras
• A wishing well
* a mote- use blue butcher paper or blue plastic wrap
• Dragon
• Knight shields
• Roll newspaper into balls tape closed
* Dungeon, Blacksmith, Kitchen, Princess Quarters, Knight’s Armory
• Any other ideas?

Side view of Throne Room we decided to address the wall by lining it with cardboard and creating a fireplace and wall sconces with removable torches

Our Stable
I made signs used spray glue to attach them to cardboard gave them more stability and attached them to the castle wall
Front view with mote
Wall sconces turned out amazing I love the torches made from paper towel tubes and tissue paper
Fire place made from recycled packing material
Treasure Chest and Flags
Thrones made from my childrens patio furniture. I spray painted them gold and glued jewels to them

We created a working drawbridge. We stenciled boards and nails onto it to give it an authentic look
Each of the “Watch Towers” has a door and at least one pull window (there is a loop to allow easy closure)
The Blacksmith area. My favorite there are tools and materials including horse shoes and shields to work on hammers and tongs because you can’t touch the things you are working on with your hands it would be to hot with the fire.
I actually started with the lower fire and then realized when working and looking down you won’t see it so I added a top fire as well.

Fireplace in throne room
Knights armory
The princess dressing room here is the shoe and jewelry area
Dresses and a full length mirror
curtains for privacy in the Princess Dressing RoomLooking out of the throne room
With Drawbridge up. Both sides of the drawbridge have a plank look.
The Dungeon while there is nothing inside I felt we needed a Dungeon. All castles have them right?

The shields in the armory
Cannon balls for war
The rope is attached by two round hooks and then again attached so that it can be closed by one child

The whole castle was made by three boxes (more were needed for accessories) The “Watch Towers were made using a washer/dryer box each and the top castle and drawbridge were a refrigerator box.

Another take on the Castle Theme using Fairy Tales!

The thing that looks kind of like rope in the front is Rapunzals hair coming down from the loft. There were ribbons, flowers, and clothespins so the kids could decorate her hair

May Pole! This turned out so pretty!

Fire for the blacksmith

Princess and the pea. A sleeping bag laid down, put the peas underneath. Have the kids lay down and see if they can feel the pea

Goose that lays the golden eggs

Golden eggs

One of my favorite additions the apothecary. In each of the little baggies were spices and herbs for the kids to smell. they were tied shut with a knot so the the kids could not open them just smell and enjoy.And talk about what they were smelling spicey, sweet etc.

Making potions. Some science bottles glued shut so the kids could pretend to make potions

Jacks beans. Sealed shut

The beanstalk climbing up the loft

Another pic of the beautiful may pole


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