Resources to keep your little ones busy this summer

Above: Illustration by Noa Snir, from Little Guides to Great Lives: Maya Angelou

From cute animal characters who learn to deal with their emotions all the way to the Ancient Egyptians and other incredible people throughout history as well as ‘explosive’ activities that you can do at home, we’ve got something for everyone. All activities can be downloaded for free to be enjoyed at home. Have fun!

 

Bob Goes Pop

Bob Goes Pop is a charming and funny follow-up to Bob the Artist and Bob’s Blue Period, all about art and teamwork. There’s a new artist in town, making a new type of art and knocking Bob’s beak out of joint. The subsequent competition to see who the best artist is escalates as each bird attempts to outdo the other. Will it all end in tears, or will the two realise that they are better working together rather than against each other?

Bob the Artist returns for a new tale of friendship, self-expression and pop-art, beautifully depicted by the award-winning Marion Deuchars.

Bob Goes Pop Activity Sheet

 

Match a Mummy

Travel back in time to Ancient Egypt with this new children’s matching game, Match a Mummy: The Ancient Egypt Game, developed in partnership with the British Museum.

Locate and match up the pairs to learn more about how the Egyptians lived. Why did they shave their heads but wear wigs, use dark eye make-up and worship dung beetles? How did they invent toothpaste and which internal organs did they keep before mummification? The box includes 20 matching pairs on 40 cards and a booklet with explanatory text. This game will appeal to children from age 7 and up and is the perfect educational game.

Match a Mummy Activity Sheet

 

Little Guides to Great Lives

From artists to aviators and scientists to revolutionaries, Little Guides to Great Lives is a series of small-format guides introducing children to the most inspirational figures from history in a fun, accessible way. From Curie to Kahlo and Darwin to Da Vinci, Little Guides to Great Lives tells the stories of the most amazing people from all over the world and across history, with colourful illustrations and fresh design to bring their incredible stories to life.

Our series includes Amelia Earhart, Nelson Mandela, Marie Curie, Leonardo Da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Charles Darwin, Ferdinand Magellan and Anne Frank and most recently, Stephen Hawking and Maya Angelou.
We’ve got plenty of resources to accompany this beautiful collection, find them all here.

Little Guides Activity Sheets Intro

Amelia Earhart

Frida Kahlo

Leonardo da Vinci

Marie Curie

Nelson Mandela

Make Your Own Little Guide

The Element in the Room

This multi-award shortlisted book is a fully illustrated guide to the chemical elements, packed with mind-blowing facts. Did you know that without the ‘lead’ in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements – and from aluminium to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home!

Packed with Lauren Humphrey’s quirky illustrations and written by the multi-talented Mike Barfield, this unique introduction to the elements in the periodic table will excite all young readers as they help Sherlock Ohms solve the mystery of how absolutely everything came to exist! Have a look at some ‘atomic’ comics here and try some experiments at home!

The Element in the Room Intro

The Element in the Room_Comic 1

The Element in the Room_Comic 2

 

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