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Activity Ideas

Activity Ideas

Some of our favourite activities for Inspiring Curiosity

Out and About

  • Create a miniature book with The British Library, inspired by outdoor adventures

  • Learn about science with outdoor activities from the British Science Association (and ones families can do at home and in the kitchen!)

  • Lego Foundation has lots of play activities to stimulate imagination and learning to do outdoors (as well as indoors)

  • Nature scavanger hunts to feed the imagination from The Woodland Trust

At Home

  • Top tips for learning through play – see our Best Coach for your Kids handout for ideas

  • Connect family and friends and create history with History Begins at Home from the Archive Wellbeing Network and the Chief Archivists in Local Government Group

  • Stimulate storytelling with the British Library’s ‘Pack your suitcase with Paddington’ activity

  • National Literacy Trust’s Words For Life has lots of playful and imaginative activities to help improve children’s language, literacy and communication skills from home

  • Create an Indoor Scavenger Hunt with the RSPB

  • Historic Environment Scotland have lots of stories and story-making activity suggestions inspired by the past to discover online, in celebration of Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.


Festival Pinterest Page!

Find even more inspiration on our Family Learning Festival Pinterest boards.

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