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If you are a teacher wanting something fun and rewarding to inspire your students, or a parent looking for a creative activity for a rainy day – Little Inventors has everything you need to embrace the spirit of imagination and support your students in coming up with marvellous, ingenious and bonkers invention ideas!

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

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

And then begin inventing by downloading one of our free resource packs.

All our resource packs include...

  • An introductory presentation

  • Our printable drawing worksheet

  • Two different activity worksheets

  • A step by step guide on how to deliver the workshops for you

Little Inventors North 2030 Challenge

The Great Exhibition of the North will open on 22nd June 2018 but you can get involved right now by taking the Little Inventors North 2030 challenge!!

Download for free


NSERC Space Challenge resource pack

Students learn about life in space then draw their invention ideas to make astronaut's life easier or more fun.

Launch your imagination with our space challenge!


Ocado Food Waste Challenge

Our Ocado Food Waste challenge pack includes lesson ideas and activities to take your students through how our habits currently waste food, money and add to global warming, but can be largely avoided.

This way for our challenge pack!


FREE Victorian Little Inventors resource pack

Explore the Victorian spirit of invention! We’re very excited to present this workshop resource pack as part of our partnership with the V&A, using the inventions of the past to inspire the Little Inventors of the future. Download our Victorian Little Inventors teacher’s resource pack.

Explore the spirit of invention of the Victorians!


Little Miss Inventor challenge pack

The challenge pack includes an introduction PowerPoint presentation to explain the challenge, an invention sheet, a guide on how to enter and a printable poster!

Little Miss Inventor wants you to help Mr Bump!


Open Challenge resource pack

Always engaging and ready for any situation, our Little Inventors resource pack explains what inventing is and gives you all you need to deliver a workshop about all kinds of ingenious inventions.

Grab the entire pack full of activities!


Open Challenge video


Download the video to watch offline.


Guidelines for Making

Download to find out how to become a Magnificent Maker!


SCB LI challenge resources

The Sharjah Children Biennial will take place in February 2019 and this is your chance to take part by entering the Future as big as your imagination challenge!

Download for free


Ally Pally Let your imagination fly

This resource pack will introduce some key moments in the history of Alexandra Palace and define what makes it 'the People's Palace', as well as go through the three activities focusing on the Great Hall, Alexandra Park and the London skyline to inspire children to come up with invention ideas and enter the Ally Pally Let your imagination fly challenge!

Download for free


If you would like to exhibit all of your school’s uploaded invention ideas in your very own Little Inventors gallery online, please contact for more details.

It is a great way to share what all your students’ ideas and show them off to the rest of the Little Inventors World!

View an example gallery