Here are a selection of new activities we have created especially in celebration of Shakespeare Week:
✒ Shakespeare wrote 154 Sonnets! They were often about love but he also included them in his plays. Follow our guide on how to write a sonnet and learn about the rhyme and rhythm needed to write your own.
🕵️♀️Get someone to hide these fun image clues around your house or garden and once you have found them, see if you can match them to the table of Shakespeare’s plays in our Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt!
✏ Discover a fun and easy way to write poetry with our simple instructions and then use the template to write your own Shakespeare Acrostic poem.
🔎Use your beady Bard-like eye to find all the hidden Shakespeare characters and plays in our Shakespeare word search!
📝Now take our Shakespeare quiz to test your knowledge on the playwright himself, and see if your score is to be or not to be!
If you are feeling arty, check out our top picks of Shakespeare inspired crafts from the web…
🎨Make a puppet theatre so you can perform your favourite Shakespeare play to family and friends using finger or stick puppets:
🎭Romeo and Juliet met at a masquerade ball. Have a go at making your own mask using this great guide:
🧚♂️Titania and Oberon are King and Queen of the fairies. See our favourite examples of how to make your own set of fairy wings:
🤴Shakespeare wrote many plays about Kings. Why not make a crown so you can be Royal for the day?
🔭Shakespeare mentions stars regularly in his plays. Follow the link below for cool constellation crafts:
Send copies/photographs of any poems or arts and crafts you have done for Shakespeare Week, along with your name and address, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be entered into our prize draw to win a family story pass (for 2 adults and up to 4 children) to all Shakespeare’s homes for a whole year! We will pick the winner at random on Friday 30th March 2018. So get crafty and creative and show us your inner Shakespeare!
*Note, this competition is for UK residents only*
📖Feeling like you need to brush up on your Shakespearean knowledge? Grab a copy of our award-winning Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook and enter the code shake20 at the checkout to get your 20% discount.