Family Resources

Downloadable Resources for Families

Take flight and reach new heights with our fun and creative online resources! These resources are free to download for schools and families to utilise at school or home and support further learning.

A Discovery Through History

Dive back in time and explore stories of the past. Our Second World War scenarios will help you do that. Watch our short clips and discover the real life stories inspired by some of the aircraft in our collection. Use our handy storyboard to piece together the puzzle.

Investigate a story surrounding the famous de Havilland Mosquito, an adaptable RAF aircraft from the Second World War. You will be guided through the story, until the vital moment… and then it all stops. It’s down to you to finish off the story using your imagination. We encourage drawings to go along with your ending. Don’t worry though, we will tell you the real end of the story, for you to see how close you were! Let your imaginations fly…

A Discovery Through History - Mosquito Transcript (pdf, 75kb)

Listen to a story involving the giant Vickers Wellington, a large RAF bomber aircraft from the Second World War. You will be guided through the story, until the vital moment… and then it all stops. It’s down to you to finish off the story using your imagination. We encourage drawings to go along with your ending. Don’t worry though, we will tell you the real end of the story, for you to see how close you were! Let your imaginations fly…

A Discovery Through History - Wellington Transcript (pdf, 911kb)

The Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary LogoSTEM Stories

The RAF Museum’s writer in residence – children’s author Tom Palmer – has collaborated with the RAF Youth and STEM Team to write two short stories set in the Second World War. Based around famous inventions and their innovators during the wartime period, both stories are accompanied by STEM activities written by the RAF Museum.

The Letter (pdf 328kb)
Miss Shilling’s Guide to Problem Solving (pdf 324kb)

 

The Spitfire Fund Story

The Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary LogoThe RAF Museum's Children's Author in Residence, Tom Palmer, has written a time-travelling short story commemorating the 80th anniversary of that significant turning point in British history - the Battle of Britain

Join Yusra, Lily and Danny on their amazing adventures in 'The Spitfire Fund'. 

Activities and Worksheets

Make, bake and create with us by trying out our family-friendly activities. These hands-on sessions are all easily facilitated with everyday items that you find in your home. Each activity has relevant curriculum links for various school subjects, and has downloadable instructions and templates. 

  1. RAF Museum Parachute Instructions (pdf 763kb) 
  2. RAF Museum Poster Activity (pdf 108kb) 
  3. RAF Museum 'Mini Museum' Activity (pdf 507kb)
  4. RAF Museum Junk Modelling Challenge (pdf 980kb)
  5. RAF Museum Colouring Activity (pdf 406kb)
  6. RAF Museum Forced Perspective Activity (pdf 1017kb)
  7. RAF Museum Helicopter Spinner Instructions and Template (pdf 439kb)
  8. RAF Museum Paper Aeroplane Instructions and Templates (pdf 222kb)
  9. Second World War Traditional Recipes (pdf 222kb)
  10. RAF Museum Workshop Logo Design Challenge Instructions (pdf 230kb)

When you have completed these activities, don't forget to download our RAF Inspired Medal! Why not fly on over to our Museum site in London's page and see their fun family resources too?

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Supported by the Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation

An Introduction to 100 Years of Flight with Dulcie Gull.

Learn all about the advances of technology and wonders of flight from the first 100 years of flight from Dulcie Gull! Click here for a subtitled version.