Colorful Castles

Colorful Castles lesson plan

  • 1.

    Collect clean, recycled boxes, such as cereal or gift boxes and milk cartons, foam produce trays, and paper-towel rolls.

  • 2.

    Pour paint in flat containers. Recycled aluminum pans work well.

  • 3.

    Call attention to architectural details in nearby buildings. A future architect may be in your midst.

  • 4.

    Put on a Crayola® Art Smock. Spread newspaper on the work area.

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint and So Big® Brushes, paint the boxes. Mix colors to make new hues. Dry overnight.

  • 6.

    Build castles, pyramids, or other colorful structures. Glue the structure together with Crayola® School Glue. Dry overnight.

  • 7.

    Draw doors, windows, and other building elements with Crayola® Washable Markers.


  • Asking Questions
  • Stories
  • Vocabulary
  • Language: Reading Pictures
  • Physical: Balance
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Negotiating
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play