Monday, 14 March 2016

Create a magical creature for our enchanted forest as part of this Shakespeare Week 2016, a national celebration for primary-school teachers, children and families.

Thistle in the enchanted forest


We're calling out to all primary-school teachers, children and their families across the nation to become Magical Creature Makers as part of Shakespeare Week, which takes place from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 March this year. 

Taking inspiration from Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed - the fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - we're inviting you to dream up and draw your very own magical creatures, give them a name and send them to us. 

When we've received your creatures, we'll add them to a magical creature portrait gallery on our website for you and other people to enjoy in Shakespeare Week and beyond. 

Drawing of Thistle


Draw and colour your very own magical creatures on our template, which you can download by clicking here. 

If you'd like to see some of the magical creatures that we've received so far, click here for the gallery.

Your magical creature drawings need to reach us by Friday 18 March, so that we can include them in the gallery before the end of Shakespeare Week (14-20 March).

Please send your drawings by post to:

1623 Learning
245 Durham Road

If you'd prefer to send a digital photo or scan of your drawing as an email attachment, ping it to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

While won't be able to return your drawings to you in the post, they'll be displayed in the magical creatures portrait gallery on our website.

Download your Magical Creatures pack now!








Shakespeare Week transparent 

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration that gives primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare.

Join the thousands of schools, families and organisations working together to inspire a whole generation of children through Shakespeare’s stories, language and heritage.

This year, Shakespeare Week takes place between Monday 14 and Sunday 20 March. For more details, visit the website by clicking here.


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