Five Fun Family Activities For the Jubilee Weekend
The long Jubilee weekend is the perfect excuse for some good old-fashioned family fun, so let the games begin!
We’re going to try to make the most of the extra time off by making some lasting memories, after all, most kids are going to be asked ‘what were you doing on the Diamond Jubilee?’ – so make it count!
To help you out, here are some of our favourite Jubilee-themed games and activities to play with the kids, ranging from the creative – to the downright silly!
With the Queen burying a time capsule as part of the official Jubilee celebrations, now is the perfect time to preserve some of your own memories. The official capsule will contain stories, experiences and photos from the past 60 years but you can add absolutely anything you want to remember. Create your own capsules and let each member of your family add their own letter or special item which they want to last for another 60 years!
60 Minute Games
To celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne you could organise an activity around the 60 theme. You need 2 teams with at least one adult for this activity. The aim for teams is to complete their task in 60 minutes. This can either be to complete a treasure hunt, create the perfect Jubilee-themed story, picture or even to took a three-course meal to cook (depending on their ages).
Kids could even continue the role play of the weekend by taking the time to write their own Royal performance!
Get all dressed up with a diamond or bling theme
You and your children can really get into the Diamond Jubilee theme by decorating
and embellishing your old clothes and trainers with anything that sparkles or looks ‘Bling’ ! This is your opportunity to get a little bit silly and ‘up-cycle’ your old clothes at the same time.
Alternatively you could create your very own play crowns or royal jewels to play with. Try cutting out a crown shape for the kids, get them to paint and decorate and once it’s dried you can fix together with tape. For jewels you can even transform things like milk bottle tops with a little paint and glitter!
Diamond Jubilee Baking
A long weekend is the perfect to let kids brush up on their baking skills and as it has a theme, this can tap into the role play of the weekend, making it that bit more fun. Make sure you check out our Food Mum page for recipes including Jubilee Cheesecake or Jubilee Meringue Nests.
Royalty for the Day
Why not make your children feel like royalty for one day by letting them be in charge? Sure, they’re in charge all the time, but for today you can address them as ‘Your Highness’ and let them play Prince or Princess. The kids could even get dressed up for the day and really play the part or you could build a den and decorate it as their palace!
What activities will you be doing for this Jubilee Weekend? Share your stories and ideas for family fun in the comment section below!
For more fun ideas on fun, no-cost ways to spend your weekend make sure you check out our Ideas For A Wet Weekend – which we promise you can still use even if the sun is shining!