The Royal Wedding

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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

Celebrate the occasion of Prince William’s wedding in your setting with these cross-curricular activities, culminating in a party fit for a King!


Activities in this article:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Communication, Language and Literacy
  3. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  4. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  5. Physical Development
  6. Creative Development

1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Atmospheric venues

Early learning goal: Understand that people have different needs, views, cultures and beliefs that need to be treated with respect.

What to do

  • Establish children’s awareness of the forthcoming royal wedding. Explain that, as Christians, the royal couple believe it is important to be married in a Christian place of worship and ask for God’s blessing on their love for each other.
  • Invite children to recall any visits to Christian churches and discuss the role of certain elements, such as the altar, aisle, organ and vestry, in a traditional wedding.
  • Explain that a royal wedding is usually much larger than the average family wedding, involving great pomp and ceremony. Explore images of past royal weddings and discuss the chosen venue, Westminster Abbey. Explain that Prince William’s grandmother, the present Queen, was married there and that it is big enough to hold more than 2000 guests.
  • Invite the children to draw and paint their own ideas of an atmospheric venue for a royal wedding.

2. Communication, Language and Literacy

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