Kids

Things to make and do

For weekends, rainy days and holidays, we’ve collected our best ideas for you to 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!

Image: Front view of completed Victorian-style toy theatre model

Make a Victorian Toy Theatre

Discover how miniature toy theatres became popular during the Victorian era, then download our printable templates and follow our instructions to make your own! We’ve got everything you need to put on your own Christmas play set at Osborne, Queen Victoria’s former home on the Isle of Wight.

 

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Build a street through history

Make our series of homes through history to create your own historical street model! Look out for new houses to make, issued with each Kids Rule! magazine.

More to explore

  • Kids Home

    Learn about England’s history and discover more about everyday life in the past, from the rich and famous to the general population, through fun facts, illustrated stories and games. 

  • Historical Timeline Posters

    We've created a series of posters showing the history of England, from prehistory through to the World Wars. Print them out to create a mega timeline, or colour your own with our downloadable sheets.

  • 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.

  • Tasty Historical Makes and Bakes

    Serve up a slice of history with these delicious recipes from the past.  Whip up a batch of Mrs Crocombe's favourite Queen Drop Biscuits, bake a medieval pie, watch our interview with a Tudor cook and more.

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