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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.

Click the links below to discover our free resources.

This is an image of a Red Arrow Hawk aircraft, flying alongside a rainbow.

Flags are used to show identity - the United Kingdom uses the Union Jack flag for example! 

One of the most famous examples of identity flags is the LGBTQ+ rainbow coloured flag - it is recognised internationally as being a special symbol of the community. 

Why not create your own identity flag - in celebration of Pride Month? Download our worksheet below and share your creations with us on social media @rafmlearning

Download Pride Flag Activity Pack

Why not take 10 minutes out of your day for mindfulness and do something positive that will make you happy? 

Take part in our 30 days of mindfulness challenge - you can download our digital template here. You can respond to the prompt in any way you want; sketch, paint, write - let your creativity fly! 

Tag us in your creations on Twitter and Facebook - we would love to share what you have done!

We are taking part in #TheWildEscape - an initiative for museums and schools to be inspired by examples of wildlife found in museum and gallery collections. 

We are inviting schools to take part in the project alongside us by taking part in our Wild Escape activities.

Why not take part in our nature trail and explore the biodiversity of our Museum site? Learn about the links between aircraft and nature through biomimicry too. (Don't worry if the weather is bad - you might find examples of these animals hidden in our exhibitions!). 

Click here to download our nature trail!

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 or a 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 so you can see how close you were. Let your imaginations fly.

Click here to see the Mosquito video!

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

Click here to see the Wellington video!

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

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 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'. 

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)

Why not fly on over to our Museum site in London's page and see their fun family resources too?

Supported by the Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation