Learning through play ideas for burns night
We’ve put together some fun ideas for learning all about the Scottish celebration!
Burns Night celebrates the life of Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns, a Scottish poet born over 250 years ago! Celebrating everything he brought to Scottish culture.
Make a Burns Night Flat lay
Create traditional Scottish outfits
There are lots of traditional Scottish outfits and highland dress including kilts! Maria has been making outfits for the Cliques with clay with her children! Why not try the same for your toys with Okonorm modelling clay, paper or fabric?
Design your own tartan
Tartan is a woollen cloth woven in one of several patterns of coloured checks and intersecting lines. Scottish clans (families) will traditionally have their own design and colours!
Use colourful wooden blocks to make a tartan design like Aileen (@ailsandisla) or download our tartan colouring sheet to colour in at home! ⤵️
Burns Night Colouring Sheets
We’ve made some downloadable colouring sheets of Robert Burns and the Scottish flag to colour in at home:
Robert Burns – https://www.babipur.co.uk/media/gallery/Burns-Night-colouring-sheet-robert-burns.jpg
Scottish flag – https://www.babipur.co.uk/media/gallery/Burns-Night-colouring-sheet-scottish-flag.jpg
Learn Scottish words
There are many words used in Scotland that you may not use or have heard of, heres a few to learn!
Learn Scottish words and their meanings while hunting for them amongst Reel Wood letters in this Burns Night wordsearch! ⤵️
Build your own Scottish landmarks
Try making Scottish landmarks from wooden toys such as the Forth Rail Bridge. See Aileen’s make of Nessie and Loch Ness!