Kids

Kids Rule! 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!

Roman-style tabula that you can make at home

MAKE YOUR OWN ROMAN TABULA

Forget pens and paper – the Romans used wax tablets to write down all their important notes! Find out more about this handy tool and to learn how to make your very own 21st-century version.

USE OUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Mini model of a Bronze Age roundhouse

MAKE YOUR OWN BRONZE AGE ROUNDHOUSE

Make your own mini model of a Bronze Age roundhouse with our downloadable template and easy step-by-step guide.  Once you’ve finished it, put your model Bronze Age dwelling on display to impress your friends!

USE OUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Build a Cardboard Castle

Design and build a medieval castle out of cardboard!

Watch our video to get inspired and find out how it’s done, then follow our step-by-step instructions to build your own castle model.

Watch the video
Child making Roman mosaic

Make a Roman Mosaic

Design and make your own Roman mosaic! 

Watch our video to get inspiration, then choose your mosaic materials and create a Roman style design.  

Make a mosaic

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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