Resources from our partner collections
Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Cardiff
Amgueddfa Cymru has lots of fun animal-related activities to use in the classroom. Here is a selection of the activities that you can download from their website:
Create busy bee fingerprint art
Make your own wildlife decoder
Write a snake poem
Make a folded paper echidna
Make your own bee hotel
Top tip! Use this ' Make a Zine' activity template for your The Wild Escape animal story!
David Jones (1895–1974)
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
Explore urban nature with
Birmingham Museums. Use these resource downloads to identify animals, birds and insects and their habitats.
Explore Urban Nature resources
Go back in time and meet some of the dinosaurs in
Bristol Museums' collection.
Online exhibition: discover Doris the Pliosaurus
Watch: the Bristol Dinosaur
Watch: how to draw a dinosaur
Andy Council (b.1974) and Matt Pugh (b.1977)
Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives
The British Museum
Discover artworks depicting animals, birds and insects from all around the world.
Read stories and explore animal-themed highlights from the British Museum's collection, and download their Natural World teaching resource for lesson and activity ideas.
Explore animals in the collection
Download classroom resource: the natural world
There are lots of animal-themed resources on the
Derby Museums website to inspire lesson plans or for lifelong learners to have a go at.
Children's activity pack (Ages 5–11)
Take a quiz and find an animal friend! (Ages 5–11)
Or find tips for drawing insects and birds in these video tutorials...
(Ages 13+ and adult learners)
Drawing for relaxation: insects
Draw for relaxation: birds
Jan van Kessel the elder (1626–1679)
The Fitzwilliam Museum
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Listen to animal stories inspired by the collection – and be inspired to write your own! (These resources are designed for the very young but can be enjoyed by all ages.)
The hedgehog that needed a rest
The story of the horse and the lion
The story of Vanessa and the butterfly
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Explore animals and their habitats with this resource from the
Horniman Museum and Gardens. Use it to create a trail if you are visiting the museum or for learning about animals and their habitats in the classroom.
Explore the habitats resource (All ages)
Imperial War Museum
Did you know that animals play an important role in wartime? Discover some real-life stories of amazing animals with these IWM resources.
Explore Amazing Animals resources (Primary and secondary students)
Leeds Museums & Galleries
Explore wellbeing and creativity resources inspired by animals in Leeds museums and galleries. Activity ideas range from yoga poses inspired by animals to making a shadow puppet theatre.
Birds in art and nature
Monkeys and primates
ZSL London Zoo
Discover a wide range of fascinating science and art and design curriculum-linked animal activities for teaching in the classroom or at home. Learn about animal habitats and behaviour, explore ecosystems, design a zoo... and more!
Explore London Zoo teaching resources (Primary, secondary, 16+ and SEND)
Discover facts about animals at London Zoo(All ages)
National Army Museum
Read stories about remarkable animals and pets who have helped soldiers during wartime. Use these as lesson inspiration or download animal activities to use at home or in the classroom.
Explore animal stories
Download: mini mission animal adventures (Ages 3–11)
Download: camouflage creature resource (Ages 7–11)
The National Gallery
Discover animal and insect artworks and be inspired by a tiger-themed collage activity.
A creepy crawl through the collection
Cats in the collection
Create a jungle-inspired collage
National Museums Scotland
Find stories, activities and resources on the
NMS website to help you explore a wide range of themes relating to animals, insects, birds and the wider natural world. Use the resources in the classroom, at home or as part of a museum visit.
Learning resources for schools
Reading Museum's online activity cart has lots of animal-themed art activities and games that you can download and use in the classroom or at home.
Find activities in the animal activity cart (Ages 4–11)
Discover animals in art and ideas for activities to use in your classroom with this Tate teaching resource.
Animals in art