Visit this page regularly to find new games and activities for kids (or kids at heart) that can be downloaded, completed and/or played at home. We'll be posting new items regularly, so keep checking back for new ones! Invite family and friends to take part and share your progress via social media by tagging @GrimsbyLibrary on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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Book BINGO for kids

A fun bookish twist on a classic game. Just print the game card and play! 

Download Book BINGO PDF (colour)

Download Book Bingo PDF (black & white) 


Blackout poetry

Black out poetry example

April is National Poetry Month and you can create your own blackout poem in just a few steps!

Blackout poetry is a form of “found poetry” where you select words from any text – like a newspaper or page of a book – and your chosen words become your poem. You will discover poetry everywhere!

Here’s how:

  1. Find a newspaper, magazine article, or page from a book. You can also scan and print a page from a book. Any block of text will do, in fact, it’s more fun if you pick the text completely randomly!
  2. Skim through the text – don’t read it – and lightly circle in pencil the words that catch your interest. Copy the words you circled to a sheet of paper in the same order they appear in the text. Decide which words you want to keep.
  3. Now get a black marker. On your page of text, draw a box around all the words you decided to keep. Black out all the words you don’t want. You have created a blackout poem! Share your poem on social media and tag us @GrimsbyLibrary on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Download blackout poetry examples

Optional: Take your blackout poem a step further by adding patterns, designs, or a drawing; for example, instead of filling in around your chosen words with solid black, you could create a drawing or design that matches the subject, theme, and tone of your poem.


Create a time capsule

Time capsules are a great way to record important moments in history. To create a time capsule:

  1. Find an air-tight sealable container (make sure it can stand the test of time!)
  2. Fill your container with photographs, objects, notes, letters, usb sticks - anything that can hold or capture this moment in time - and seal it up tight
  3. Pick a date in the future to reopen (1, 10 or 25 years from now?)
  4. Write a note with the date on the outside of your time capsule ("DO NOT OPEN UNTIL ___)
  5. Find a good spot to hide or store it (buried in your backyard, in the back of a closet?) - Just don't forget where you put it!

Need some inspiration to get your time capsule started? Download the COVID-19 time capsule created by Long Creations to capture this life-changing event in history.

Download COVID-19 Time Capsule

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