Run a Little Inventors workshop!

You might be a teacher wanting something fun and rewarding to inspire your students, or a parent looking for a creative activity for a rainy day – we have everything you need to capture an array of unique invention ideas.

Little Inventors provides free, curriculum-linked teaching resources and a guide to help deliver fun and fantastical workshops.

Develop problem-solving skills and encourage creative thinking

Firstly, watch the Little Inventors challenge video – where our Chief Inventor Dominic Wilcox explains what an inventor does, some examples of his ideas, and challenges children to come up with their own invention ideas.

Then, dive right in into getting ideas down on our Little Inventors Drawing Sheet – or use our Teacher Resource Pack to create more of a workshop!

Our Teacher Resource Pack includes:

  • Teacher notes

    With activities ideas to deliver fun Little Inventors workshops.

  • Little Inventors drawing sheet

    These printable sets of cards provide prompts and ready-made challenges to give children inspiration points and start inventing.

  • Little Inventors idea cards

    These printable sets of cards provide prompts and ready-made challenges to give children inspiration points and start inventing.

  • Little Inventors mind map

    Use this template to encourage children to explore their thoughts and ideas before drawing their invention.

  • Little Inventors person profiler

    Children can use this sheet to think about a specific person’s likes and dislikes to come up with ideas on how to best help them.

  • Step by step guide

    This step-by-step guide to deliver Little Inventors activities in the classroom or at home.

All inventions that are uploaded to Littleinventors.org are looked over by our team and added to the Little Inventors gallery.

The best ideas will be selected as team favourites, some will be turned into animations or even made into real objects by our Magnificent Makers!