Celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, with these festive crowns.
By Sara Jonckheere
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, is celebrated on the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. This feast is sometimes called Solemnity of Christ the King. Celebrate with your students by making these festive crowns and reminding your students that Jesus Christ is truly the king of all things.
Free Crown printable
Yarn or elastic
Glitter glue, stickers, rhinestones, glitter (optional for decorating)
In teaching about this feast day, students should know and understand that Jesus is the King of the Universe, meaning he is above nations, communities, families and individuals. This craft can be used to teach this concept for the first time, or to serve as a reminder to students.
Before students create and decorate their crowns, have them color the circle pictures on the second page of the download. The pictures represent some of the things that Jesus is the King of – individuals, families, communities, nations, the universe.
Once the circle pictures are colored, have students cut them out. Then they will match them to the words on the crown. If you want, they can just glue the picture right on top of the words. They could also just glue the top of the circle so that the picture could be lifted like a flap so students can still reference the word and the picture.
After the circle pictures are matched and glued, it is time to color and decorate.
Use colored pencils/crayons/markers to color and decorate the crown. You could also use glitter, glitter glue, stickers, rhinestones, colored tape, etc. to decorate this special crown.
Once the decorating is done, cut out the crown. Punch a hole on each side of the crown (there will be a circle to show you exactly where to punch.) Use yarn or elastic to tie through the hole. To make it easier so that you don’t have to measure the exact size for each student, use two pieces of yarn, one on each side and then tie it around your student’s head. That should ensure that the crown fits each student, but is still easy to take off.
Have students use their crowns to share what they’ve learned about Jesus with others and to celebrate this feast day in style!
Sara Jonckheere is an elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom. She now creates digital curriculum and resources and shares teaching ideas on her blog, Sara J Creations.
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