Tuesday, November 22, 2011


We have been exploring castles for the last few weeks.
Remember we are building a gingerbread castle with our big buddies?
Today we started to put it together.
The towers are together but we need to give them a bit of time to become firm and not fall apart.  We'll continue on Friday.
In our class room we made a much bigger castle, one that we can play in.
A parent brought in 2 very large boxes and we built the castle around our climber/slide.
We spent a day painting the castle well it took us all morning.
As our queen was going down the slide she announced that we needed a throne.
We didn't have a throne handy but we did have a free table and chairs.
Added a royal blue tablecloth and a couple of silver goblets and jewels.
As the days passed we added wall paper (to cover up the print on the boxes).
Some drapery for a whimsical feel and picture frames on the walls.
What is a castle without a magic mirror?
A dragon visited but that is for another day.


  1. Oh this does bring back memories for me when my now 16 year old painted a large box castle at preschool but not on such an amazing large scale.

  2. Cardboard boxes are so versatile. Our school is in the process of moving and I'm curious what will happen to the many many boxes when we unpack in the new school.

  3. What fun castles!! I love the gingerbread castles & the cardboard castles! Love it. Thanks for linking up to TGIF. See you next week,
    Beth =-)