The Coronation Big Lunch: free teaching resources for children, schools and groups



To mark this extra special year, we’ve created a set of resources especially for the Coronation of HM The King and HM The Queen Consort. Take a look at The Coronation Big Lunch themed lesson plans for Key Stages 1 to 4 below, and if your school is getting involved, we'd love to hear so let us know!

Our Activity Ideas, crown and bunting templates and Wild Coronation Crown photo competition are also a lovely way to get children involved in the run up to the big day.

Don't forget to sign up for your free Big Lunch pack!

EYFS / Key Stage 1

The Coronation Big Lunch Wild Crowns  - a lesson from the Eden Project Education team

Get out into nature! Make your own Wild Crown out of natural and recycled materials to wear to the Coronation Big Lunch. Enter your pupils into the Wild Coronation Crown photo competition or send this letter home to encourage parents to!

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Key Stage 1

The Coronation Big Lunch Teddy Bear's Picnic

Introducing the idea of a special Coronation picnic, an invitation and ideas to help plan the event.

The Coronation Big Lunch Picnic Plate    

To learn about eating a balanced diet; making biscuits for the Coronation picnic, greeting guests, hosting a picnic.

The Coronation Big Lunch Picnic Planning    

Organising a special Coronation picnic for others – how, when, what and where?

Key Stage 1 & 2

The Coronation Big Lunch Chairs for Champions

Working in groups, pupils will use their creativity to transform an ordinary chair into a glorious throne fit for a community champion.

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Key Stage 2

The Coronation Big Lunch Creating a Community Event       

Understand why communities are important by creating a community event for the Coronation and presenting to the class.

The Coronation Big Lunch Enhancing a Community Event      

Pupils become involved in an existing community event and add their own Coronation-themed feature to it – understanding communities and how they work.

Key Stages 2, 3 & 4

The Coronation Big Lunch: Activity Ideas

Lots of great activity ideas to get children involved and excited ahead of The Coronation Big Lunch. Use or adapt for your class, youth group, or the kids on your street! 

Key Stages 3 & 4

Pupils produce a piece of fiction entitled ‘My First Day as King to commemorate the Coronation. Learn the meaning of empathy. 

Pupils are taught to analyse an advert using media language, before creating a storyboard for their own - for the Coronation

Pupils research street parties from around the world, before debating the advantages and disadvantages of street parties using role play. 

Pupils explore street food from around the world, before designing their own menu for a street party for the Coronation. Can be used for any modern language. 

Pawprint Coronation Big Lunch Challenge Pack

If you're after some quick and simple ideas, take a look at the Coronation Big Lunch Challenge Pack full of craft, food and activity ideas to get children of all ages involved in the Coronation Big Lunch. Download for free to use with your pupils and reward children with the special commemorative Coronation Big Lunch badge.

We also have a lovely set of Lesson Plans for The Big Lunch - that can be used throughout the summer term as Big Lunches will be held during the Month of Community in June and later in the summer. The beauty of The Big Lunch is that you can organise an event whenever and however works best for your school community!