Kings and Queens

Who wouldn’t want to be a prince or princess, ruling a far away land?  During this week’s Explorastory we talked about royalty.


The King's Taster

The King’s Taster by Kenneth Oppel

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood

Princess Baby

Princess Baby by Karen Katz

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Rhymes & Fingerplays:

Five Queens
There were five queens on a quest (Hold up five fingers)

To see who was the very best (Wiggle fingers)

The first queen went to take a test (Touch thumb)

The second queen said, I’ll go out west (Touch index finger)

The third queen climbed Mount Everest (Touch middle finger)

The fourth queen made a beautiful vest (Touch ring finger)

The fifth queen said, I’ll just take a rest. (Touch little finger)


All Around the Castle    (Sung To: Pop Goes the Weasel)
All around the castle

The knight chased the dragon

The dragon thought it was all in fun

ROAR went the dragon!



All royals must have a crown!  We provided the kids with a band that was stapled together, which they could decorate with markers, jewels, and die cuts. Pictured is the children’s department manager, Brian, wearing one of the creations. It’s fit for a king!




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