25 Activities for Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with Kids!

A collection of crafts, activities and recipes to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!  With themes surrounding the Union Jack, Kings & Queens, Princesses and Castles, there’s something for everyone!

Union Jack Crafts 

Union Jack Stained Glass and Patriotic Votive Candles

Sun Hats and Wellie Boots   Patriotic Ribbon Wands
Domestique Goddesque   Quick and Easy Jubilee Bunting

The Fairy and the Frog Union Jack Sensory Tub

Mari’s World Jubilee Crown Biscuits

LunchBoxWorld  Jelly Bean Union Jack Cake 


The Imagination Tree DIY Castle from a Cardboard Box

Red Ted Art Cardboard Castle
The Chocolate Muffin Tree Fairy Tale Castle

In Lieu of Preschool  Castle and Knights Sensory tub

Craft to Art Castle Piñata

Sun Hats and Wellie Boots Princess Carriage from a Cardboard Box!


King, Queen and Princess Play Ideas


Angelique Felix Kings and Queens play ideas

 Growing a Jeweled Rose Princess themed Sensory Bath

Crowns and Princess Hats

At Home with Ali Party hat princess crowns

Having Fun at Home Acorn crown

Creekside Learning Doll princess crowns 


 A Little Learning for Two Simple Cardboard Crown

Mama Smiles Leaf Crowns

Mum’s the Word A Royal Crown

Reading Confetti Origami Crowns

I hope you’ve been inspired by many playful, creative ways to celebrate with the Queen! 
Thanks to al the wonderful bloggers whose ideas are featured here. Please do click through and chef out the ideas.
Even if you live in a different country, there are some wonderful regal play ideas here to keep little ones happy!
How are you celebrating on the big day? Please share!


  1. Anonymous says

    LOVE it!! We aren’t English but I can certainly convert these activities over to the American 4th of July holiday! Thanks for all the the awesome ideas!!

  2. says

    What a wonderful list of ideas! We can adapt some of these ideas for 15th August – Indian Independence Day!
    Thank you for including our Princess Party pretend Play.

  3. says

    great list and there is so many lovely things that can be made.. We’ll be making some union jack cupcakes too! Have a great Diamond Jubilee x

  4. says

    Brilliant round up, my son is a bit young for some of these but I hadn’t thought of Jam tarts – exellent idea and nice and easy 😉