Teacher Resources

Looking for activities for literacy, art and history lessons? Could your next big idea be inspired by The Story of Things? Let’s get started!

The free worksheets below focus on communication and literacy skills, and support also history and art instruction. Use them on their own or link them to the sample pupil stories and objects from Fairfax House.

What's the mystery object?
What secret would your toy like to share?
The talking museum
What would the artefact say?
Your story of a thing (shorter)
Your story of a thing (longer)

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Have you used these worksheets with your pupils? We’d love to hear how it went!

Would you like further information about workshops and activities for primary and secondary pupils? We would be thrilled to bring The Story of Things to your school!

These worksheets and activities were developed by Dr Chloe Wigston Smith (University of York), in consultation with teachers from Knavesmire Primary School and Fairfax House staff.