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Date created: 6/19/2020

Family activities

As it is not possible to hold our monthly Second Saturday events in person, we are continuing them online. On the second Saturday of each month we publish a new set of activities for you and your family to engage with the collection, special exhibitions and London's Roman Amphitheatre from home. Activities will always be possible with the things you already have at home.

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children writing and doing activities in an art gallery

New activity for May 

This month why not create your own amphitheatre collage picture. Cut out some animals, people, plants and landscapes from old newspapers, magazines or leaflets and use these to create your own unique picture of the Roman games.

Make Your Own Amphitheatre Collage
Date submitted: 5/06/21

More Second Saturday activities will be published on

  • 8 May
  • 12 June
  • 10 July

Other family activities to do from home

Make a Play in a Day at home

This February half term we hosted an all-day online family festival 'Make a Play in a Day' to celebrate the upcoming exhibition Noël Coward: Art & Style and LGBT+ History Month. If you missed out, don't worry, because our wonderful theatre and design experts have created Make a Play in a Day at Home, where you can see some of the work the families created on the day and participate in the same activities from home at a time that suits you.

Make your own Roman coin Activity Pack PDF (363KB)
Date submitted: 4/07/21
Battling Boudicca Activity Pack PDF (220KB)
Date submitted: 3/11/21

Make your own Battling Boudicca. Best for children 7-11yrs.

Create your own gladiator mask PDF (306KB)
Date submitted: 2/11/21
Make your own Art Detective Dice activity pack PDF (1.6MB)
Date submitted: 1/08/21

Become an Art Detective by making your very own art detective dice. Make the dice and roll yourself the story behind any picture. Best for children 7yrs+

Make Your Own Roman Baths PDF (103KB)
Date submitted: 12/18/20

Make your own Roman baths model. Best for children 7-11yrs.

Make Your Own Roman Gateway PDF (134KB)
Date submitted: 12/18/20

Make your own Roman gateway model. Best for children 7-11yrs.

Create your own Amphitheatre diorama PDF (410KB)
Date submitted: 11/09/20

Create your own Amphitheatre diorama, with gladiators and a full audience. You can even draw your own characters to add to the scene. Best for children 7-11yrs.

Black History in Art PDF (3MB)
Date submitted: 11/09/20

Explore 5 artworks from our collection which are by Clack artists and/or portray Black people. Each has a creative activity to try for you to try. Designed for children 8-13yrs.

Vivacious Victorians Party Pack PDF (3.2MB)
Date submitted: 10/09/20

Throw your own Victorian themed party. Try these costume ideas, activities, games, and recipes to help you plan the perfect family party. Best for children 8-13yrs.

Make Your Own Hat Activity Pack PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 7/07/20

Create and colour your own hats inspired by William Logsdail's The Ninth of November, 1888. Best for children 3yrs+.

Roman Food Activity Pack PDF (200KB)
Date submitted: 7/09/20

Learn more about what the Romans ate through amazing food facts, word search and drawing activity. Designed for children 7-11yrs.

Architecture of London Activity Pack PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 7/07/20

Explore London's architecture through artworks at the Guildhall Art Gallery. Designed for children 8-13yrs.

Roman Architecture Activity Pack PDF (300KB)
Date submitted: 7/07/20

Learn about Roman architecture through word puzzles, creating a Roman temple and more. Designed for children 7-11yrs.

Roman Emperors and Empresses Activity Pack PDF (700KB)
Date submitted: 7/09/20

Who were the Emperors and Empresses of the Roman Empire? Learn more about them through these fun activities. Designed for children 7-11yrs.

The Enchanted Interior Activity Pack PDF (4MB)
Date submitted: 7/08/20

Families can enjoy The Enchanted Interior exhibition from home with our art activity pack. Explore the themes of the exhibition, including decorative interiors, women's rights, and the links between past and present.
Best for children 8-13yrs.