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Mini Museum

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Enjoy some Mini Museum fun for little ones aged 0-5!

Knights and Princesses

Play

Make


Witchy Wonders

Play

Storytime

  • Watch our 'Witchy Story That Is True!' being read aloud here or download it and read for yourself here: A Witchy Story That Is True! (PDF File, 481kb) (PDF File, 481kb)

Bake

  • Find our recipe to make your own deliciously witchy Squashed Fly Biscuits here: Squashed Fly Biscuits Recipe (PDF File, 382kb) (PDF File, 382kb)

Sing


Prehistoric Pals

Make

Learn

Sing

 


Terrific Transport

Learn

Make

Colour

Sing

 


Rocking Rhythm!

This week, raise the roof with our incredible instruments to create at home! Why not use them to make some noise during Clap For Carers on Thursday?

  • Create a pair of cracking castanets (PDF File, 17,617kb) (PDF File, 17,617kb) ‌
  • ‌Make sensational sounds with some CD cymbals (PDF File, 143kb) (PDF File, 143kb)
  • Beat a terrific tune with your own hand drum (PDF File, 16,364kb) (PDF File, 16,364kb) 
  • Twist and shout with some junk shakers (PDF File, 157kb) (PDF File, 157kb)
  • Cause a commotion with a 
  • And drum up some fun with your own noisy drum kit (PDF File, 189kb) (PDF File, 189kb)

You can find even more musical instruments to make at home on our Star Objects page.

 


Brilliant Bugs!

This week Mini Museum is putting incredible insects under the microscope! Join us for some creepy crawly capers as we explore the mini world of these crazy creatures!

Play

  • Play Bug Races! (PDF File, 628kb) (PDF File, 628kb)
  • Go on a garden Bug Hunt (PDF File, 653kb) (PDF File, 653kb)

‌Sing 

Make

Bake


The Pirate's Life!

It's the pirate's life for us this week in Mini Museum as we walk the plank and dive into fiendish fun on a search for treasure!

  • Before becoming a pirate, you'll need to learn about them with our Fun Facts About Pirates! (PDF File, 742kb) (PDF File, 742kb)
  • Then, 
  • Now, you can make your very own Pirate Hat (PDF File, 541kb) (PDF File, 541kb)
  • Let's go on a treasure hunt! First, you'll need a Telescope (PDF File, 1,032kb) (PDF File, 1,032kb)
  • Go find that treasure with our X Marks The Spot Dot-to-Dot (PDF File, 1,168kb) (PDF File, 1,168kb)
  • Now you're a real pirate, you can sing a pirate song! Download the lyrics to Row Row Row Your Boat (PDF File, 481kb) (PDF File, 481kb) and sing along with the video‌.

Tip-Top Tick-Tocks

We're clocking up some fun this week, with a Hickory Dickory dose of terrific timepiece entertainment! Count down to a full day of exciting activities below!


Stay-Home Safari

Visit a vibrant zoo, brimming with brilliant animals. Swim with sharks, fly with flamingos and flip with frogs all from the safety of your home! 

 


Baffling Bodies

This week, we're celebrating... us! From our heads to our toes and all the brilliant bits inbetween, there's fun to be had with funny bones, silly faces and amazing brains below!

 

 


Radical Romans

We're going back almost 2000 years this week as Mini Museum takes on Caesar, sandals and... sewer systems? Yes, it's time to celebrate the Radical Romans! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Royalist Revelry

Join our crafty cavaliers to kit yourself out like a true King's Man.

 

 

Storytime

Settle in with your story buddy and enjoy storytime as some of our team (and their children!) read you their favourite stories, both classic and newly crafted.