Activity Sheets inspired by Stuart Whipps


17 September 2020

We really enjoyed sharing our fun and simple Activity Sheets with you during lockdown so we've decided to continue!

Be inspired by the themes and ideas in Stuart Whipps' exhibition, If Wishes Were Thrushes, Beggars Would Eat Birds, with a selection of Activity Sheets created by our Learning team. Perfect for children and families, these activities will help you explore plant names and shapes, create a plant alphabet, imagine garden designs and make up stories. 

We'll be sharing a new activities troughout the run of Whipps' exhibition for you to try at home - check back here or follow us on our Families at DCA Facebook page to keep up to date. 

We'd love to see what you create - share your finished activities with us on social media using #DCAmakes.

Plant Life Cycle

Pick your favourite plant and explore its lifecycle by creating a fun, foldable booklet.

Download our Plant Life Cycle Activity Sheet

Leaf Hedgehog

This Art at the Start Activity Sheet has been designed for children aged 0-3. Use fallen leaves to add spikes to a cute hedgehog friend.

Download our Leaf Hedgehog Activity Sheet

Nature Rubbing Hunt

Venture outside and see if you can find different textures and take some rubbings with this activity for 0-3 year olds from Art at the Start.

Download our Nature Rubbing Hunt Activity Sheet

Curiosa Stone Sculptures

Inspired by the historic designs of Samuel Chearnley which feature in Stuart Whipps' film, create your own collection of strange sculptures.

Download our Curiosa Stone Sculpture Activity Sheet

Grass Letters

Inspired by Stuart Whipps' alphabet about nature, have a go at making letters from plants with this activity for 0-3 year olds desined by Art at the Start.

Download our Grass Letters Activity Sheet

Make Your Own Mineral

Inspired by the rocks, stones and minerals featured in Stuart Whipps' work, use our template to make your own 3D mineral.

Download our Make Your Own Mineral Activity Sheet

You can also have a go at these and more activities in our Create Space. Open Wed - Fri: 11:00 - 13:00 and Sat - Sun: 11:00 - 16:00, you can enjoy getting creative in the space with our pre-packed Art Activity Packs. Book your free tickets and find out more here.

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