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04th Apr 2020

The Queen is now sharing ideas for how to keep children occupied during lockdown

Trine Jensen-Burke

Who would have thought Queen Elizabeth was a full-blown ‘Pinterest Mom.’

OK, this might be a bit of a stretch, but it seems the British monarch is adamant to help parents keep their little ones busy and entertained while in lockdown during the COVID-19 health pandemic.

So while the Queen herself is home-isolating at Windsor Castle (as one does), it seems she (or her team) has been busy coming up with some fun ideas for little people to try during these isolating times.

Taking to the official royal Twitter account earlier this week, a brand new initiative for children was announced.

“Every Monday, we’ll be sharing fun activities and learning resources for your children to enjoy at home,” the Tweet stated.

For the first week of the new, unprecedented initiative, the challenge was to design your own Investiture medal.

The Royal Collection Trust also created a special worksheet for children to use whilst making their own masterpieces. The Tweet also outlined some fun facts for children to learn more about Investitures – something the Queen is heavily involved with by presenting them to various recipients throughout the year.

“Medals are given by The Queen or other members of The Royal Family to people for: Special achievements, Bravery, Services to the United Kingdom,” the post read.

They then put the question to the public – who would your medal be for? – before inviting people to share their designs with them on Twitter.

It actually sounds pretty fun – perhaps an afternoon activity? You can download the worksheet here.