Turn your classroom into a place fit for kings and queens! With the Royal Classroom Transformation, students will spend the day wearing crowns while also solving grade-appropriate math problems. This transformation has been a huge hit in my classroom. In this activity, students become royal palace members and solve ten different math challenges. Depending on your classroom’s needs, students can work individually, in pairs, or even in groups. All math challenges align with common core standards.
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ROYAL CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
Whenever I do classroom transformations, I always set up my classroom first. Amazon has a lot of fun extra decorations you can add to your classroom if you’re interested. I bought a few tablecloths that looked like a dungeon, a castle floor, etc. My kids enjoyed walking in and seeing our classroom transformed into a castle.
ROYAL CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
The first thing I did when each student entered the classroom that morning was greet them as, “King ____”, “Queen ______”, “Princess ______”, or “Prince _______” and give them a crown made out of construction paper. Then for morning work, the kids got to color the crown however they wanted and put their name on it pronouncing them a King or Queen.
ROYAL CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
Next, in order to complete this activity, students have to solve ten math challenges. After that, I have their work checked. If it’s correct, I’ll sign their recording sheet. If not, they have to start again. And each time a student gets their math challenge checked, I call them by their royal name, which they loved. This math activity contains a variety of skills that fit different grade levels.
ROYAL CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
An additional writing activity is also provided in this classroom transformation. Students will have to look for the QR code posters and scan them. They teach fun facts about real royalty around the world.
At the end of this room transformation, I rewarded my students with gold coins like real royalty would receive. The coins were made out of chocolate, which every student adored. I also gave out a certificate of completion stating that they are “now a member of the royal court.”
You can check out this easy to prep Royal Classroom Transformation HERE!
“Extras” certainly aren’t needed for room transformations, but they can be super fun if you want to include them! If you want to add any extras, you may like some of these ideas.
I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.