Discover free colouring and activity sheets inspired by Shakespeare, for all the family to enjoy.

These activities can be adapted for any age or ability by asking an adult to help with cutting out and assembly.

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Make a pair of Donkey Ears

Be like Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream and turn everyone into a donkey!

You will need: pens, scissors, glue or a stapler.

Donkey ears template

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Make a flower crown

Crown's of flowers have been worn by lots of Shakespeare's characters, like Perdita and Florizel at the sheep-shearing festival from The Winter's Tale, as seen in this picture from our production in 2006 Directed by Dominic Cooke.

You will need: Paper or thin card, scissors, glue and pens.

Flower crown instructions

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Make a crown

Become a King or Queen for the day with our crown template. Will you be Titania, Queen of the fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream, or King Henry V? 

You will need: scissors, colours, glue or tape. 

Crown Template

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Colouring Sheets

Have some fun colouring in a bear and learning to draw a sheep from the sheep-shearing festival.

You will need: lots of colours!  

Billy Shakespeare

How to draw a sheep

Exit, pursued by a bear

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Make a Bear

The Winter’s Tale contains the memorable stage direction ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. Discover how we have created the bear on stage in past shows and have a go at creating one yourself.

You will need: pencil, paper, colouring pens/ crayons. In addition you could also use junk materials, glue, scissors or any other materials you can find at home. 

Create a bear

Build a fairy bower and fairy lanterns

Assistant Designers Caitlin Abbott and Isobel Nicolson give a workshop on how to create a fairy den at home and how to fill it with beautiful lights. 

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Why not ask your parent or guardian to share your Shakespeare creations with us by uploading a film or photograph on Instagram, Twitter or Youtube, tagging @theRSC and using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare. Alternatively, they can direct message it to us on Facebook at or email it to

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