Looking for fun learning activities to try at home? From wildlife wanders to stories inspired by paintings, take your pick from a growing selection inspired by the University collections.
We all love rainbows! Here's a quick rainbow painting by Nathan Huxtable that you can try at home.
Listen to the story of Vanessa the Lost Butterfly, inspired by the painting ‘Flowers in a Glass Vase’ by Davidsz de Heem. Written and performed by Nicola Wallis.
Take a look out of your window. What can you see? A bird in the tree over the road? A butterfly fluttering past, dancing from flower to flower? Now you can turn your wildlife sightings into points with Open Your Window Bingo!
Make your own dinosaur feet to wear over your shoes. It will be roarsome.
Gather some paper and colours to take part in a Springtime colour hunt inspired by Monet's Springtime.
Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in this short film about science in Antarctica.
Time to hop to it! Follow a video to make your own jumping frog from a square of paper.
Colour in our microscope and find and draw other things in your home which use the science of glass and lenses.
Based on the hit adventure book Hidden Tales: Riddle of the White Sphinx, discover plenty of fun things to do while at home and a treasure hunt to look forward to when the museums reopen.
Get creative with some colouring and find out which dinosaurs lived in Cambridge
Shine a light on this Islamic mosque lamp from the Fitzwilliam Museum Collections.
Delve in and discover more about this exciting recent archaeological find. This resource will guide you through three activities to Look closely, Think deeper and Do something practical.
Learn about flowers and pollination and create your own super flower.
Ever wanted to design your own garden? Well here’s your chance! Have a go at this activity and create a miniature paradise for one of your toys.
Go on a wildflower wander with a difference – help others to enjoy the natural treasures that so often go unnoticed by creating tiny signs next to them.
To celebrate our new 'Dawn of the Wonderchicken' online exhibition by Daniel Field, learn how you can build a bird.
Learn more about Greek Pottery and use one of our templates to design your own inspired by sherds from our collection.
A collection of creative activities for families to do at home created by Enni-Kukka Tuomala for Kettle's Yard Open House.
Have a go at making your own version of Shadow Play by Bridget Riley.
Arrange a seed share and spread a little cheer in your neighbourhood.
An animated story for younger children, featuring some favourite paintings from the Museum's collection. Follow the adventure of the Red Scarf as it floats through different artworks, meeting different characters along the way.
This resource is designed to help you Look, Think, and Do inspired by 'The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown.
Explorers doodling in diaries! Discover some of the secrets of expedition diaries then have a go at making your own.
Join in with the Pebble Challenge. Explore artworks, objects and ideas from the Kettle’s Yard Collection to create your own art.
Find out about bee vision and make a special rainbow using the colours bees see.
Art To Go is a video series from Kettle’s Yard bringing easy, creative workshops for all ages and abilities to your own home.
Want to get creative? The Discover Arts Award is a great chance to make art, discover artists who inspire you and to share your artwork with family and friends.
Flowers are fantastic! Not only do they look and smell great but they do one of the most important jobs for plants – flowers make seeds.
Find out more about scientists through history - use our three posters to start an exhibition and then create your own!
Make your own fabric narwhal, and learn a few fun facts about the 'unicorn of the sea'.
Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in this short film about clothing in Antarctica.
Capture the beauty of leaves by making some dazzling foil art.
Would you like to find out more about the totem pole in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology? Have a go at making your own totem pole based on the story of your family.
Entertainment for explorers! Listen to a 200 year old musical instrument, and have a go at making your own music.
Producing a newspaper was a polar expedition tradition! Find out more, and make your own report from home.
In 1910, Frank Debenham set off on an Antarctic adventure. Explore our collections to help him pack!
Time to form a huddle! Follow our instructions to make a penguin from a square of paper.
Learn about the science of petal colour and use real pigments from plants and special flower tricks to paint like a petal.
Even if you don’t have a garden you can still grow plenty of plants on your windowsill.