Run your own Little Inventors activities!
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 resource packs, personal inventors’ logs, mini-challenges to help you bring creativity in your classroom or at home!
Download our resources and get inventing!
If you are an Artsmark school, we are official partners and you can use any of our resources to deliver great creativity projects in your school!
Get making with cardboard artist Lottie Smith!
Calling all Little Inventors! You have thought of an invention idea, drawn it, and now you want to take it to
the next step - take inspiration from Little Inventors Magnificent Maker and cardboard artist Lottie Smith and make your own prototype!
Mission protect our oceans challenge pack
why the oceans matter, sea life and habitats, threats and challenges to ocean health!
A world of pollution extension pack
This extension pack includes three PowerPoint presentations that you can choose from, each with their own activity sheet and guide.
The plastic problem
Ocean = carbon eater
Climate Power extension pack
This extension pack includes two PowerPoint presentations that you can choose from, each with their own activity sheet and guide.
The weather and the oceans
The Arctic Ocean
Pioneers inventor's log
We have developed the Inventors log to allow your little inventors to develop their idea further!!
This log has activities that children can complete in their own time, or to continue their invention journey at school
- More about your idea: a self-evaluation of their invention
- What’s the story: Write a story for your invention
My invention comics: another way to tell their story!
- Swap it up: extend your invention to other users
as well as top tips and further activities such as a profiler and mind map for when they are ready to think of new ideas!
Pioneers Inventors log - Prototyping your idea!
Now that you have had a chance to think about your idea a bit more, it's time to get to the next time and start bringing it to life! Taking your idea from 2D to 3D is another great way to understand how your invention could work in real life. Creating a model using cardboard or recycled materials can help you refine your idea, and might even change how you think about it! Have a go!
Food Waste Challenge with WRAP
Nearly a fifth of the food we buy ends up in the bin! And lots of that is food that is perfectly edible, but still we throw it away because we prepare too much or we're not sure about how fresh it is.
We challenge you to become a food hero: can you invent something to help reduce the food you throw away at home?
The Pioneers energy challenge resource pack
In this resource pack, you will find two PowerPoint presentation. The first introduces the Energy challenge, what energy is, why it matters, looks at our human history with energy and challenges young people to invent better ways to make, use, store or stop wasting energy. The second presentation offers a look at different sources of energy. Two activity sheets are provided as well as an invention sheet. A resource guide with suggested activities and timings is also included, as well as curriculum links and learning outcomes.
Victorian inventions 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!Download
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!Download
NSERC Inventor's log Part I - Developing your idea!
Download our Mission: protect our oceans inventor’s log to get them to develop their idea to the full!
This log has activities that children can complete in their own time to think more about their invention, write a story or comic, do some research and get plenty of top tips!
NSERC Oceans Inventors log part II - prototype your idea!
Take your ocean invention idea from 2D to 3D is another great way to understand how your invention could work in real life. Creating a model using cardboard or recycled materials can help you refine your idea, and might even change how you think about it! Have a go!
How to build a human card game challenge
The challenge pack contains all of the information you need to understand the brief, learn about the Human Cell Atlas as well as some handy hints and tips on how to design a fun, original and educational card game.
NSERC and Little Inventors Mini Challenge Pack 1
This is the first pack of mini challenges brought to you by NSERC and Little Inventors that deals with all sort of problems threatening our oceans.
MISD Session 1 Get Inventing!
What is inventing? How can you get started? This pack explains what inventing is and gives you all you need to deliver a workshop to get your students inspired and inventing.
MISD Session 2 Oceans Challenge
With this pack, explore why the oceans matter, sea life and habitats, threats and challenges to ocean health! Challenge your students to create inventions to help tackle these threats. They could be selected to have their invention idea brought to life by professional makers.
MISD Mission Blue: The vastness of the oceans video
Video to support the Oceans Challenge pack
If you would like to exhibit all of your school’s uploaded invention ideas in your very own Little Inventors gallery online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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!