This image from a medieval illuminated manuscript shows the sun and moon arguing over whose light is the best. Colour in this detailed picture and then decide who is the winner...

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This year at Kettle’s Yard, they are practising seeing things from another point of view and exploring EMPATHY. This activity will help you to use your imagination to think how the world might look and feel to a spider.

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Snuggle up and listen to this bedtime story featuring a host of characters from the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection.

Listen to the story of The Wedding Treasure, a West African Folktale,  written and performed by Wendy Shearer, professional storyteller and author of African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends.

Experience a whirlwind journey through the Fitzwilliam Museum at dusk. Encounters wild animals and mythical beasts, on a search for the secret land of snow…..and the crystal treasure. An animated story for 6 years+ by Indefinite Articles.

Shadow puppets have been used to tell stories across the world for a very long time. During the long winter nights, people would come together to share stories and games around the fireplace or campfire.

Create your own shadow puppet to tell a story at home.

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A fun story from The Fitzwilliam Museum about flowers competing to be the chosen bloom for a painting. Inspired by 'A vase of flowers with a monkey' by Ambrosius Bosschaert the younger. Written and narrated by Nicola Wallis. Designed by Ayshea Carter. This story is aimed at children aged 5 years and younger, but can be enjoyed by all ages.


Which combination of heroes' qualities would you choose? Perhaps the strength of Hercules with the inventiveness of Daedalus?

Learn about mythical heroes and gods then follow the instructions to create your own heroes and heroines.

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The BBC Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University is a great chance to get creative. All young people in the UK aged 14-18 are welcome to submit stories of up to 1,000 words by 22nd March. The five shortlisted young writers will have their stories narrated by an actor and recorded for a radio broadcast, and will be published in an anthology.  

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