Sunday, 3 June 2012

Our Diamond Jubilee celebration lunch

Our Diamond Jubilee Display Board
Hey! It's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend!

That means our queen has spent 60 years on the throne of England. We had our celebration meal yesterday instead of today. It was so much fun, I can't wait to tell you all about it!

First we had a few lessons about the queen and her timeline. Since the coronation happened in 1953, we played some 1950s games like hopscotch and skipping, and also talked about what it would have been like for families in 1953, watching the coronation on the first black and white televisions.

Then we drew some Jubilee pictures and wrote some 'Special Reports' for a newspaper as if we were watching the coronation in June 1953, and pinned them all to the board you can see above.

Just about to tuck into our Jubilee lunch!
Then we got out a GIANT union jack, that you would put on a flagpole, and hung it up in the kitchen. Next, we got the balloons blown up (though we forgot to use them so we will have a party in the boys' room with them tomorrow) and lay the table with Union Jack plates and cups.

Dad came back after giving Daisy, the cutest puppy in the world, a walk. We took Daisy's cage outside so she didn't whine as we ate our food. After that, the three of us sat down while Mum and Dad served us our food. But we didn't eat it yet - as we had to sing 'God Save The Queen', which is our national anthem.

Then Mum opened the strawberry milkshake bottle and poured us all some. Dad got his computer and went on YouTube, then found us a video of  'God Save The Queen'. We sang it together, and once we'd sung it, we toasted the queen with milkshake. (That means we put our cups together and said 'The Queen!', not that we put the queen in a toaster.)

It was some while until we all got settled and eating the food, but just thinking of the feast we had I'm hungry again now. Hope you have a great time celebrating the Jubilee as well!

Our Queen is the second Queen Elizabeth. And how do I know that? Because I wrote a bunch of stories about the first Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh's dog called Potatoes!! You can see those stories by clicking here!

Indigo XXX :)

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