Kids Rule!

Welcome to Kids Rule! where you can learn about England’s history. Within each period we delve into the real lives of people, from the rich and famous to the general population. Discover more about everyday life and our properties through fun facts, illustrated stories and games.  There is a magazine under each section, as well as additional articles, videos, recipes, crafts, dressing up kits and other downloads. 

Take a closer look at the Saxons and Vikings with these activities:

Kids Rule! Videos

Travel back in time with our videos and have fun with history. Watch as we interview Henry VIII, put your Roman knowledge to the test with Rattus Rattus, go on an animated journey through the story of England and more.

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Things to make and do

Get hands-on and crafty with history. From model historical homes to costumes and coats of arms, there’s plenty here to be inspired by. Simply download our easy-to-use templates and instructions, and get making!

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Tasty historical makes and bakes

Serve up a slice of history with these delicious recipes from the past.  Find out how to make Mrs Crocombe's favourite biscuits, make a grand medieval pie, and watch our interview with a Tudor cook.

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Quizzes and Games

Could you survive in the past?  Take our challenges to find out if you'd make it, or do our mammoth quiz to find out about all things prehistory. Plus, print and make your own board games based on old favourites to play with all the family - who will win at Snakes & Abbots, and conquer all in Tudor Battleships?

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Spotlight on: Saxons and Vikings

Explore our Kids Rule! guide to Saxons and Vikings to discover life as an Anglo-Saxon and real Viking raids, with videos to watch, how-to guides and a downloadable dress up kit. 


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THE KIDS RULE! History timeline posters

Travel down the riverbank and discover the changes each period brings, as you create your own mega-timeline of English history with our series of downloadable posters. Or, colour your own using our printable sheets. 

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