Here's a great task to encourage the children to do some historical research and some descriptive writing too! Can they pretend to be William Shakespeare writing to his wife Anne Hathaway describing a newly opened Globe theatre?
Lots NEW! Here's a collection of Shakespeare worksheets, designed to help make learning about the playwright fun in the classroom or home. We target a variety of ages.
The Lord Chamberlain's Men was a company of actors for which Shakespeare wrote for most of his career. Can the children write a letter to Shakespeare asking for a job with them?
You'll be "in stitches" when you discover how many common phrases and sayings from our everyday language now come originally from Shakespeare! Here's a fun poster to display in the classroom.
Shakespeare was responsible for many of the common phrases we still use today. Find out what they mean, and write it in the right column. Two worksheets below.
William Shakespeare is possibly the most famous writer and playwright of all time! The children can design their own special award for him using this fun printable.
Perhaps you might write about the building of the Globe theatre or the performance of one of Shakespeare's plays on this Globe Theatre Newspaper Writing Prompt?
It's hard to believe that Shakespeare wrote his works over 400 years ago! We still learn about his work today in schools and colleges, but is it still relevant and should we still be studying it?
Here's a fun worksheet for the kids to try that's great for practising literacy skills and for learning some history too. Can they imagine they have been asked to see a Shakespeare play performed in the original Globe Theatre and describe the experience in this diary?
Children can use this comprehension worksheet to read about the life of William Shakespeare - and then answer the simple questions. It's a good place to start, before exploring our other Shakespeare activities.
Here is a printable version of our "short biography of William Shakespeare". It's a useful start and reference for the other various activities and worksheets we include here on this most famous of playwrights and poets!
I'm sure there is a lot we could all learn from an interview with the great William Shakespeare! This worksheet asks the children to imagine they could interview him for a talk show - can they think of some good open questions?
The kids can use our William Shakespeare newspaper writing prompt to describe his life and achievements, and they can colour in the picture of him too...
Our standard notebooking pages for William Shakespeare. Two to choose from - one lined throughout, and one with space for an illustration.
This worksheet features a quote by William Shakespeare, and the children need to write about what they think it means, then rewrite it in their own words too...
Use our story paper to write about William Shakespeare - and of course children can colour in the picture of the famous playwright too!
This Shakespeare story paper features a portrait of the famous playwright and is ideal for older children to use for writing about his life or work.
There are lots of important dates for the children to add to this William Shakespeare timeline, such as when he wrote his first play and the building of the Globe theatre - and lots more!
Have some fun with this simple worksheet (available in black and white or colour). Children will need to find out some facts by doing a little research, and then think about what they would talk to Shakespeare about if they were to meet.