Conquer the Castle Playground Game

Conquer the Castle Playground Game lesson plan

Be an architect to design castle floor plans! Play a fun game inside your building!

  • 1.

    With a few of your classmates, use Crayola 3-D Sidewalk Chalk to design a floor plan for your castle fortress. The Sidewalk Chalk Tools may be a big help.

  • 2.

    Make each room for a different purpose such as throne room, great hall, wardrobes, lords and ladies chambers, and the like. You could even make unusual rooms, such as a computer room, to update your castle design.

  • 3.

    Add fun details such as furniture. Remember to draw from a bird’s-eye view.

  • 4.

    To play a game, gently toss a stone into the castle. Whatever room it lands in is the room you play for. Take turns thinking of something that might be found in the room. Whoever can think of the most things draws a picture of themselves in that room and claims it as their own!


  • Students explore concepts of architecture in designing their own floor plan of a historic building.
  • Students demonstrate their ability to see things from different perspectives both literally, in the architecture design from a bird’s-eye view, and figuratively, by accepting answers different from their own.


  • Students create floor plans of their own homes. What objects can they remember? Have students self-correct the next day.
  • Draw an almost life-size replica of a real castle or other building on a blocked-off parking lot. Use drawings and photographs to make it as accurate as possible.
  • Assessment: Students will be successful if they can create a floor plan layout and participate in the game, or other activities, cooperatively with their peers.