Children Celebrate Queen’s Birthday with Crowns and Pasta Pearls

In a year that marks the Queen’s 70 years as Britain’s monarch, children at Kidderminster’s Little Trinity Nursery celebrated the Queen’s 96th birthday by making crowns, tiaras and regal necklaces made from pasta!

On what is the Queen’s actual birthday, 21st April, and the first birthday without her beloved husband, Little Trinity wanted to acknowledge the occasion and give thanks for her life and long service on her special day.

Nursery manager, Gaynor Carter, commented: “All the children loved hearing about the Queen and her life, and about her animals and particularly her beloved corgis.

“They were also fascinated by her special clothes, particularly her crown and state robes as they thought she looked very smart and pretty.”

Children at Little Trinity frequently take part in discussions and participate in a diverse range of celebrations, traditions and experiences as part of their EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) understanding of the world, and with a special nod to St. George’s Day, the patron saint of England celebrated on the 23rd April and the anniversary of his death in 303 AD, the children also made ‘plate’ dragons and shields.

2022 is the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II and celebrated in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of the Queen to the throne on 6 February 1952. Princess Elizabeth as she was known then was visiting Kenya with her husband Prince Philip when her father passed away. Crowned the following year Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, she was only twenty-five.

Added Gaynor: “We all had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s birthday with our festive bunting flapping in the breeze and acknowledging St. George’s Day as the children dressed up in their crowns and pasta jewels and played with their ‘plate’ dragons and shields. Happy Birthday your majesty!”