This resource comes from our bank of Look, Think, Do resources on the Fitzwilliam Museum website.

Take a look at this incredible 500 year old jar from China and have a go at making a dragon shadow puppet inspired by its decorations.

This resource comes from our bank of Look, Think, Do resources on the Fitzwilliam Museum website.

Make like sculptor Barbara Hepworth and have a look at things abstractly - even just out your window! You can use this guide.

Our big range of Look, Think, Do activities encourage children and families to look deeply and thoughtfully at objects and to respond imaginatively through thinking, talking and making together -from Ancient Egyptian neckpieces to coins stamped by protesting Suffragettes.

You can use the shorter Look and Think activities for just a few minutes or spend a bit longer making something fantastic. 

Check out the videos on this page to find out how you can complete a Discover Arts Award. Just fill in our simple online form when you’ve finished to tell us what activities you’ve done to earn yourself a Discover Arts Award certificate! 

This resource is designed to help you Look, Think, and Do inspired by 'The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. The travellers in this painting are some of the millions who left Great Britain in the middle of the 19th century in search of a better standard of living. The artist, Ford Madox Brown, considered moving to India towards the end of 1852. This painting was inspired by the departure of his friend, the sculptor Thomas Woolner, who headed to Australia in search of gold.

This is the first activity kit artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala has created as a part of her project “Campaign for Empathy“ and her residency with Kettle’s Yard Open House in North Cambridge.

Have you ever wanted to know more about Greek pottery? This is your chance! 

In this activity you will chose one of three pottery shapes to decorate inspired by Greek pottery styles. You can use pencil and paper to complete this, but you can also get creative with some coloured pencils or paints. 

Our friends at Hidden Tales, in collaboration with Arts Council England, have created a free activity pack for families based on Riddle of the White Sphinx. This interactive adventure book around museums in Cambridge is recommended for children aged aged 8+

We wish you luck, brave adventurers


Springtime colour hunt from Fitzwilliam Museum Learning on Vimeo.

You will need 

Coloured pens and pencils 

Step 1

Make a chart of all the colours you can find in the painting.

Step 2

Now see if you can match things with your colours.
You could go outside for some fresh air!

Step 3

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