What is the Coronation?
On Saturday 6 May, the long-awaited Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey in London. The ceremony, witnessed by members of the royal family, the British public, and visitors from around the world, will see King Charles III and The Queen Consort crowned in a grand display of pageantry. The Coronation will kickstart a weekend of royal celebrations and bank holiday festivities.
You can mark this historic occasion at home with our literacy-focused activities. These activities can help your children celebrate the Coronation and boost their writing and storytelling skills at the same time!
Walk in King Charles III’s shoes
Invite your children to spend time thinking about how King Charles might feel on the day of his Coronation. Can they share a monologue of King Charles III’s thoughts with you and your family? Monologues can be as short or as long as you like! After your child has come up with their monologue you could bring this activity to life through play. Your children could have a go recreating the Coronation and perform their monologues.
Your celebration story
Invite your children to spend time thinking about a special celebration in their life, just like how the royal weddings and coronations are important parts of any monarch’s life, and share it with you and your family. Here are some prompts to get your started:
- Who was involved?
- Where did it take place?
- When did it take place?
- Why did it take place?
- How did you feel?
A royal corgi’s perspective
Write from a royal corgi’s perspective on coronation day. Explore the coronation celebrations and think about the corgi’s perspective at each point.
“If I were King for the day…”
Invite your children to free write using the prompt “If I were King for a day…”. Your children can write in any format they like... perhaps they want to try writing a poem for the Coronation of King Charles III?