Any good club has members, a password, badge, headquarters, rules - at least it definitely did in Enid Blyton's world, and in my childhood too! This useful club booklet will fit nicely into each club member's pocket and remind them of what's what.
One summer's holiday, Peter and his younger sister Janet decide to form a secret society, using the shed at the bottom of their garden as a meeting place. They invite in some friends - Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara, and choose passwords, make a club badge, hold regular meetings, eat biscuits, solve mysteries and generally have an exciting time! We've come up with a small collection of activities using the books as inspiration, which we hope you will enjoy!
When setting up your secret society - like the Secret Seven a good idea to record all the important information on paper! That's why we've produced this fact sheet. Print one for each member of the club, and fill in all the details!
If the kids are inspired to set up their own club after reading the Secret Seven - like many generations of children before them, me included - they might like to print out and fill out this official Club Headquarters sign!
As the Secret Seven discovered, one of the fun parts of setting up a club is deciding on the rules! Your children can use this poster to write out there own - for the Secret Seven, an imaginery club, or their own secret society!
I created this printable for our Enid Blyton section but of course you can use it for any club, Enid Blyton-inspired or not! Encourage the children to try out various designs in each of the circles before picking one to recreate for "real" card badges.
This story starter - which is actually the opening lines of the Enid Blyton book, "Go Ahead, Secret Seven" - is a great one for encouraging reluctant story writers because it gives them quite a lot to work with.
We can think of many ways of useing the three versions of this footprint frame below - blank, lined and "story" lines with space for a picture too. We've been inspired by the Mystery stories of Enid Blyton!
Many children's mystery and adventure stories have a secret message in the plot - and here's some paper that the kids can use for their very own secret messages!
Can your children find all the words in this Secret Seven word search? We've included the names of the Secret Seven and of course Scamper, the spaniel, as well as a few more related words to hunt for...