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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Learn about the history of using light and shadows in storytelling. From countries around the world to stories in your home town. Practice making hand-shadow animals, make a shadow puppet to tell the story of Moses Carter, the Histon Giant, and find out how you can make your own shadow puppet theatre!

This event is suitable for children ages 6 and above with an accompanying adult. It is not suitable for younger children unless visiting with an older sibling.

Explore Kettle's Yard House and galleries with your students in this facilitated visit with open discussion and drawing activities. These facilitated visits are tailored to suit your class year level and learning objectives, introducing students to the unique nature of the Kettle's Yard House and collection. 

Introductory tour and drawing activities:
FREE to all UK-based state schools*
£75 per class for fee-paying schools. 

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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.


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